made by hand Review of Made By Hand

Treehugger has a nice review of MAKE Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder’s new book, Made by Hand:

Do It Yourself. It’s a phrase that’s been snatched up by mainstream culture through televisions shows, best seller books, and craft store kits. But DIY, when you stop and consider it, means so much more than just building your own set of book shelves or knitting a scarf. It means slowing down and making something for the sheer joy of fulfilling your needs without mass manufacturing and big box stores. It means detaching yourself from a world that strives for perfection — or at least makes you want perfection so that you’ll keep your wallet handy — and instead finding the perfection in the process of learning and creating. In Made By Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throw Away World, a new book by MAKE editor Mark Frauenfelder, these and other essential elements of life are discovered through the process of doing things for one’s self.

Congrats to Mark!

Made By Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throw Away World (Book Review)

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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