"You know you really like a book when you can list at
least four people for whom you feel obligated to buy it
approach provides a marvelous antidote to the consumerism that
seems so inescapable today
With its hip tone, this book
would be particularly useful to give to one of those naive 23-year-olds
who actually thinks a Prada handbag will bring lasting joy
is one of those books that encourages people to fight back against
the relentless homogenization of our society."
"Nava Lubelski is the kind of girl you'd want to have at
a delightful handbook for others who seek a
more mindful, creative and budget-conscious existence
cheeky and workable alternative model to the consumerist culture
we live in."
-The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“…a fun primer for entertaining living on a budget.”
"Nava Lubelski is a subversive Martha Stewart who intersperses
easy, funky projects with art information."
-The Georgia Straight (Vancouver)
“The book is a witty, lighthearted and easy-to-follow
guide to making your home fun and functional on a threadbare
budget…her home improvement and design projects really
impress…The writing, too, is refreshing. Her warm sense
of humor about the art world dovetails with the accessible how-tos:
She'll drop the name of minimalist sculptor Donald Judd in the
middle of instructions for making a shelf from an oven rack.”
-Philadelphia City Paper
one part craft book, one part cookbook, one part
bluffers guide to cultural literacy and one part lifestyle
handbook. I usually dislike these Bohemia for Dummies-style
books, but Lubelskis has got some cool recycling ideas.
The shopping bag woven out of plastic shopping bags, to name
just one easy project, is an idea whose time has come."
"This is a great all-around craft book to keep on hand.
Anytime you’re itching to do something creative, take
a look at this book for simple projects to do on a lazy Sunday
"A few are a bit nutty (I can think of few people who'd
collect pet hair to make felt), but you have to respect the
originality of her projects. Many craft books are guilty of
stealing projects wholesale from ReadyMade magazine, and this
isn't one of them."
-The Austin Chronicle
-Pacific Northwest Inlander
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