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American Tombow Irojiten Colored Pencils, Primary Colors Collection, 5 Pencil Set (61530)
American Tombow Irojiten Colored Pencils, Primary Colors Collection, 5 Pencil Set (61530)
Price: $13.13
8 used & new from $9.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth Color, July 28, 2014
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These may be the best colored pencils I've ever worked with. Wonderful feel in the hand, supple color, not too soft and not too hard. They fill beautifully, and feel like high quality pencils.

I found them very satisfying to hold while doing a long art project.

Good quality.


Maldon Sea Salt Flakes, 8.5 ounce Box
Maldon Sea Salt Flakes, 8.5 ounce Box
Offered by Go Italy Gourmet
Price: $9.22
18 used & new from $4.47

5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Finishing Salt, July 15, 2014
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The perfect finishing salt. Lovely taste, wonderful big flakes, beautiful esthetic. What more can you ask for?

A better price! And you get it on Amazon. I find that Amazon is 15-20% cheaper than the local groceries for this item.

Yes this salt is more expensive than a small iodized shaker of bland salt. But it is worth every penny- it is a detail that sets apart the good from the great.


Totally Bamboo 20-2091 In-Drawer Bamboo Knife Block
Totally Bamboo 20-2091 In-Drawer Bamboo Knife Block
Offered by The Houseware Shoppe
Price: $21.19
10 used & new from $20.28

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Knife Block, July 15, 2014
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I love this knife block. It keeps all of my knives neatly organized inside a drawer instead of a countertop chopping block.

The advantages:
1. Saves counter space and allows a clean countertop minimalist aesthetic
2. Better for the knives- less chance of mold inside the block
3. Keeps bigger chef and prep knives AND steak knives inside the drawer
4. Holds more knives than a block
5. Nice clean look and organizes your drawers
6. Safety: keeps you from reaching in the drawer and cutting yourself digging out a knife

I honestly can think of no disadvantages.

My friend who was a professional chef and trained at culinary school has one of these at home and the minute I saw I ordered it from Amazon.


Global G-2 - 8 inch, 20cm Chef's Knife
Global G-2 - 8 inch, 20cm Chef's Knife
Price: $95.87
28 used & new from $94.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A Piece of Art, July 15, 2014
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This Global 8 inch Chef's knife is a piece of art. All one piece, thin, light, perfectly balanced, it feels wonderful in your hand. Of course it is super sharp and strong, but what sets it apart from a lot of knives is the one piece construction.

The grip is not slippery at all and no harder to hold than ordinary grips.

The light, thinness of the knife makes is very easy to perform paper-thin cuts of vegetables and fish. I suppose it's no coincidence, since the knife is made in Japan.

If you are a prep chef and need to cut up 10 pounds of carrots quickly, a bigger, heavier, less precise knife will be better.

But for overall, all around zen in the kitchen, this Global knife can't be beat. Truly a joy to use.


Wusthof Gourmet 4-Piece Steak Knife Set
Wusthof Gourmet 4-Piece Steak Knife Set
Offered by TCS Top Chef Store
Price: $67.95
28 used & new from $67.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Set of Steak Knives, July 11, 2014
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These steak knives actually made our steaks taste better! Yes, that's not hyperbole. As they say in the description, getting a nice sharp cut through your steak that doesn't squeeze all of the juice out of the cut of meat makes a difference. If you think about the science of meat (see McGee's work on food) it makes sense that you don't want a blunt knife to saw through the meat and squish all the lovely flavor out of it.

These knives are as well-made as your kitchen cutlery. And why shouldn't your steak knives be nice? If you are used to using crappy serrated, dull steak knives like they hand you at the local steakhouses, these might just be a revelation.

Good quality, nice feel, well-balanced and attractive looking, these knives have made us want to make steak more often.


Cover Girls HC
Cover Girls HC
by Guillem March
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.41
41 used & new from $4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Art, Hot Girls, July 9, 2014
This review is from: Cover Girls HC (Hardcover)
Guillem March is a rising star currently drawing for DC. He has drawn for Spanish Playboy, several Spanish newspapers and Eros comics. His specialty is, of course, cover girls. The female form is his domain. His drawings are erotic and hot without being dirty. He uses creative "camera angles" and has a style that conveys realism and fantasy without becoming too "airbrushed." These girls in many cases look like they could actually exist. Of course, several of them are pure fantasy, but most of the time he holds back the urge to draw the hypersexualized, cartoonish girls that we see all too often at the comic conventions.

This book captures several examples of his drawings that play to his strengths: hot girls from cool angles without cartoonish pneumatic looks. There is no narrative - the book is simply an 84 page collection of his drawings, bot published and unpublished. Most are full color, cover quality, or strips; only a few are pencilled preliminary drawings.


Imperial Toy Little Tikes Octopus Party Machine, Light Blue/Purple
Imperial Toy Little Tikes Octopus Party Machine, Light Blue/Purple
Offered by ToysOnline
Price: $13.94
12 used & new from $9.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift, June 28, 2014
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This was a huge hit with my friends' little 6 month old baby. He loved the bubbles. The parents loved the way it kept him occupied and happy. Cute idea and fun for all. Decent quality.

One warning: it requires batteries!


Fluval Foam Filter Block (204/205/306 & 304/305/306)- 2-Pack
Fluval Foam Filter Block (204/205/306 & 304/305/306)- 2-Pack
Price: $8.93
22 used & new from $2.18

5.0 out of 5 stars Works Well, June 28, 2014
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If you are reading this review, you know already that Fluval systems are topnotch canister type filtration devices. We use ours for our (very messy) adolescent turtle.

These filters work great. We usually use them for 6 months, cleaning them by hand every 2-3 weeks until they no longer get clean. If money was no object, I would probably change them out completely every month. But they last about 6 months with careful cleaning.


3M 08987 General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner - 15 oz.
3M 08987 General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner - 15 oz.
Price: $12.97
16 used & new from $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars It Works!, June 28, 2014
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I bought this to remove some very nasty, persistent decals from my bike frame. I don't know why every company is insistent on slathering stickers all over their products like some NASCAR stock car. But they want free advertising. What is a minimalist to do?

Buy this stuff! It works VERY quickly, and is strong. But it didn't damage the paint on my bike. I'm sure it's something you should use sparingly, due to its strength, but for me it seemed gentle enough. I didn't risk it by leaving it on a long time. I didn't need to, though, as it removed a nasty decal sticker in 5 seconds, with a little elbow grease added.


Wahl 9867-300 Lithium Ion All-in-One Trimmer
Wahl 9867-300 Lithium Ion All-in-One Trimmer
Price: $38.71

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value- Nearly Perfect, June 28, 2014
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This Wahl beard trimmer is even better than their previous model.

It is more finely made, it has a stronger motor and everything is more compact and light. The power adaptor that plugs into the wall is smaller and more sleek. The blades cut perfectly, like a lawn mower through fresh grass. I don't use the many attachments, but the core beard trimmer is top-notch. The guide is easy to adjust to lock, and it gives you a very nice beard trim.

The only tiny quibble I have is I wish it had inductive charging so I wouldn't have to plug in the small adaptor plug every day after I use it.

Almost a perfect beard trimmer.


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