New York, NY (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
Airbrushed pigeons. Bicycles from bombs. Phone booth fish tanks. Foot-powered washing machines. And an electrical tower turned sky-high sculpture. The world is filled with stories of amazing creativity, and Makeshift Magazine now delivers them directly to email subscribers' inboxes.
From the Makery is a daily online column highlighting rare stories of making from around the world and around the web. The Makeshift Magazine staff curates timely content from a network of contributors in India, Kenya, and other exotic locales, as well as from the farthest reaches of the Internet.
The column, previously only run on the magazine’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, is now published as a free, weekly newsletter. Email subscribers receive a roundup of the previous week’s curated stories each Monday—a series of five stories for some coffee-break inspiration.
Past Makery entries include a Chinese fisherman who built his own prosthetic hands, instruments made from landfill in Paraguay, Afghanistan's wooden cameras anew, a pee-powered generator in Lagos, and a solar-powered 3D printer in London building objects from molten sand.
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Makeshift is a quarterly print and online magazine about innovation in emerging markets and informal economies around the world. It explores vastly different cultures and societies—environments where regulations and resources may be scarce but where ingenuity is used incessantly for survival, enterprise, and self-expression. Makeshift is about people, the things they make, and the context in which they make them.
Makeshift is designed by a global team based in New York, Mexico City, and Madrid. Contributing researchers, journalists, photographers, and videographers in over 60 countries weed out stories of street-level ingenuity. "The fascinating part about this new magazine," according to TJ McCue, Forbes contributor, "is that it has citizen journalists, blogger/travelers, who are finding and sharing unique approaches to commerce and innovative solutions to common problems."