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Golden Bowls
Golden Bowls
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully peaceful, June 14, 2008
This review is from: Golden Bowls (MP3 Music)
This album is wonderfully relaxing and peaceful. Karma Moffett is obviously a virtuoso of the singing bowls.

And it's only a dollar. What do you have to lose?

Reunion Wilderness
Reunion Wilderness
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars is this the UK or US version?, June 14, 2008
This review is from: Reunion Wilderness (MP3 Music)
I got this album on Factory Records cassette (in the grey box!) when it first came out. A year later it was released on vinyl in the US, and I was dismayed to discover that every song had been remixed.

Does anyone know which version of the album this download is?

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: The world's best selling book
It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: The world's best selling book
by Paul Arden
Edition: Paperback
Price: $5.62
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79 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great motivation for anyone doing anything creative, August 19, 2005
Before you get confused by the "World's best selling book" tagline, read the title of the book again. "It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be." Obviously, Arden aspires to have this be the world's best selling book.

All of the advice in this book comes out of Arden's experience in the advertising industry, but it has value for everyone doing work in creative fields. (And as many have said, business as a whole is a creative pursuit.) Even the advice that seems to be advertising-centric has wider relevance, if you open your mind a bit.

There's a lot of very good advice in this book, presented in a very easy to digest format. I come back to this book again and again whenever I need a pep talk, and every time it works. How are being unafraid of failure, having ambition, and being open to new ideas not relevant to your life?
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Thermos 14-Ounce Stainless-Steel Insulated Travel Tumbler
Thermos 14-Ounce Stainless-Steel Insulated Travel Tumbler
Offered by Outdoor Shopping
Price: $29.15
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still going strong, eight years after I bought mine, March 15, 2005
I bought my Nissan mug at the end of 1996, when I started biking to work every day. It's suffered a couple of dents as a result of popping out of the old bike's water bottle cage a few times. An ex-girlfriend borrowed the mug and absentmindedly ripped the rubber sleeve off, so for years I just had a bare steel mug (which stays in the water bottle cages better). A year ago I was riding in a bus shuttle to a client's office and found a new rubber sleeve, so now my mug is complete again.

I've had the same issues as everyone else: the flip lid can leak even when closed (especially on bumpy pavement), it collects coffee in the little thing on the lid so you end up with a dot of coffee on your nose, and it doesn't fit in most car cupholders.

All of this gets mitigated, though, when you consider that as long as you don't melt the lid, one of these things should last you a *very* long time. So much better for you and the planet than disposable coffee cups.

The Curse of the Bambino
The Curse of the Bambino
by Dan Shaughnessy
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.44
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Now irrelevant, October 28, 2004
Shaughnessy now has to find a different schtick; the Sox have won the World Series, and now we won't have to hear about made-up curses ever again. Go Sox!

All-Clad Stainless 6-Inch Lid
All-Clad Stainless 6-Inch Lid

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it's a lid. a lid., August 17, 2003
This is a lid. It fits All-Clad's six inch pots perfectly. It's shiny. It holds things inside the pot. The handle can get hot after a while, so be careful. The handle is nicely shaped and is easily held with two fingers. It's shiny. It's just a lid. Though if you didn't have a lid your sauce or whatnot might splatter across your stovetop, and wouldn't that be messy? Yay lids!

Zyliss Pizza Wheel
Zyliss Pizza Wheel

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic, July 2, 2003
This review is from: Zyliss Pizza Wheel (Kitchen)
I bought this pizza wheel after having read about the design of it (and the other new Zyliss kitchen items) on IDEO's website. Last night I used it, and it was amazing: super fast and easy to cut, without requiring a ton of hand pressure.
The design places all of your hand pressure onto the blade, instead of at the end of a handle, like every other pizza wheel out there. The handle is big, so one's hand can grip it easily.
If you like pizza, you'll love this pizza wheel.

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars includes all of California, April 1, 2002
This review is from: United Kingdom (Audio CD)
This import version is really a two-for-one, with both United Kingdom (which is a decent enough album) and California (which is simply brilliant) both on one CD.
I first bought a cutout cassette copy of California, remembering the advertising campaign for it. The tagline on the ad was "California: isn't that a pretty state to be in?" Thankfully the album is indeed a pretty state to be in, with heartbreaking songwriting and appropriately borderline-sad slide guitar flourishes. It is cathartic like the best of Motown, and just as soulful.
Since most everything AMC did is now out of print, treat yourself to seeing Mark Eitzel perform the next time he's in your town. He's amazing.

by W. Glasgow Phillips
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars not about tracksuits, and all the better for it, August 2, 2001
This review is from: Tuscaloosa (Mass Market Paperback)
If you read Might magazine, you're familiar with Glasgow Phillips' essays on subjects including the semiotics of tracksuits. Based on the strength of his nonfiction writing, and from some obscure mention of this, his first novel, I sought it out.
Was it ever worth it. Tuscaloosa is a finely crafted, immersive piece of writing. It's a coming of age story, but it's a little twisted, and I couldn't stop reading. I don't have the words to tell you why you ought to read it, but if you care about good writing you ought to read it. It's worth the extra effort.

Bruce Mau: Life Style
Bruce Mau: Life Style
by Bruce Mau
Edition: Hardcover
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars oma envy, or bruce erases rem's name (again), July 30, 2001
This review is from: Bruce Mau: Life Style (Hardcover)
Here's the thing: Bruce Mau is a very good designer. His office turns out a lot of very refined objects, this monograph included. That said, this book is probably twice as big as it ought to be. It seems to me as though BMD wants to be more like OMA; "S,M,L,XL" was one of the best architectural books ever, and its heft reinforced the work being shown within it. "Life Style" is just big for the sake of being big. Well, as well as being self-indulgent. Because graphic designers are not asked to be deep thinkers, and most of their attempts at same do not fare very well. Bruce Mau really wants to be considered as an equal to the deep thinkers, and he just isn't. He's just a (very) good designer.
Buy it anyway. It's got too much good work inside to ignore, but keep some salt handy.
(p.s. was allowing people to choose their cover; they may still be doing that)

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