Friday, June 17, 2011

R.I.P. ReadyMade


Thursday 16 June 2011 was a sad day in publishing. Meredith announced that they're shuttering ReadyMade, a very fun, very cool magazine they had only fairly recently purchased.
It had been published since 2001, and was a snazzy part of the Maker movement, giving us all inspirational tips and tricks for ways to use things that otherwise might be dumped in the trash.
The monthly MacGyver challenge - e.g. "what can you do with a shipping pallet?" or "what's the coolest use for old vinyl LPs?" - was a highlight to me, but their extremely active blog was the tops.

A cool magazine that will be missed. One hopes they will find a way to persist online, if not in print.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Adult Bever-age du Jour


This is one solely for those of legal age, but it's good enough I thought I'd share nonetheless.

This is a cocktail called the Privateer:
  1. Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice.
  2. Drizzle some nice maple syrup over the ice.
  3. Fill with dark rum - Gosling's Black Seal 151 is the preferred one here.
  4. Enjoy.
I came up with this one quite a while ago, simply based on what was in the house and what seemed like a good idea to mix and drink. It was.