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ReadyMade Holds Its First Celebrate Design Event

Earlier this week, ReadyMade magazine held its first “Celebrate Design” event at Cooper Classic Cars on Perry Street. Those who attended sampled chocolates from Taza, sipped cocktails and were treated to music and original art. Guests are also invited to participate in a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting the Americans for the Arts Action Fund.

Artists whose works were featured at the event include :

  • Daniel Mihalik ( – Daniel uses underutilized, unconventional materials like cork to create chairs, dishes, benches and more.
  • Robin Antar ( – Robin’s “realism in stone” sculptures include m&m’s, Diesel jeans and a No. 2 pencil.
  • Carol Quint ( – Carol’s process involves creating, recycling and reconstruction results in sculptures, photographs and etchings.
  • Justin Gignac (www. – Justin’s work includes sculptures using NYC garbage and a series of paintings titled “Wants for Sale” – He and his wife paint things that they want, then sell the painting for the price of the real item.
  • UM Project ( – The UM Project specializes furniture and interiors

Necklace made of rubber bands! You know. For rubber neckers.

NY Garbage Sculptures. Not to be confused with your roommate's furniture.

Jeff Wellington, ReadyMade Publisher, Jessica Freeman, Hyundai Account Supervisor, Andrew Wagner, ReadyMade editor in chief

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.