A while back I posted on a quote I came accross. It was a great quote - "Design is art people use," and I've been asked where it came from.
It was tucked away on a pre-roll page is a great book called DIY . A collection of do it yourself design, based on the study of design from the Maryland College of Art. Great read for the items you can make and the lessons in design taught through the construction of good looking everyday items. If you love Ready Made you'll love this book.