It’s a sad day for publishing as ReadyMade, one of our favorite shelter mags, has closed its doors for good. The trailblazing DIY magazine was shuttered today by parent company Meredith Corporation as part of a $10 million charge to cut costs. ReadyMade Magazine hit the sweet spot between the high-end world of modern design and the crunchy roots of traditional craft. It made do-it-yourself design relevant and approachable to thousands of readers and helped spur a renaissance in handmade designs that utilize locally-sourced and recycled materials. The news saddens me on a personal level as well, as I first dived into publishing at Readymade — I can still remember assembling projects in the magazine’s old office by the San Francisco Bay, and the thrill of seeing my first words set in print. ReadyMade, you will be missed.

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