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What They Didn't Teach You In Design School
For the recent graduate, Phil Cleaver shares invaluable practical advice on embarking on a successful career with his economical appendix, "What They Didn't Teach You in Design School." Topics range from how to build a strong portfolio to invoicing...
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The Pizza Bible: The World's Favorite Pizza Styles
Pizza enthusiasts rejoice: this tome offers a comprehensive guide to making the ultimate pizza. From Neapolitan to deep-dish to calzones, New York slices to Chicago's deep dish, eleven-time world pizza champion, and author, Toni Gemignani has you covered...
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Make and Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day
Everybody loves a handmade gift, but crafts can often conjure up ideas of juvenile knicknacks or impossibly intricate frills. "Make and Give" swaps out laborious and uncool-campy for enjoyable and clever in a smartly packaged how-to guide. Authors...
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High Line: A Field Guide and Handbook
This limited run book by conceptual artist Mark Dion is the unofficial guide to NYC’s popular elevated park on the West Side. Let your imagination run wild as Dion blends fact and fiction about the High Line’s history, complete with observations, rumors...
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How to Make Wine
Home beer brewing receives a lot of love these days, but let us not forget the virtues of viticulture. This fun cartoon print by New York Times illustrator and graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton reduces the age-old art of winemaking down to 22 easy...
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Inventor's Kit
Great for both the beginner and experienced user, the SparkFun Inventor's Kit provides the necessary building blocks to get started in the wondrous world of embedded electronics. Included are all the tools for create circuits, as well as a full-color...
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Word of Mouth Paris: Bars and Restaurants
by David Graver and Katie Olsen Everybody has a recommendation to offer regarding a trip to Paris; those who have visited "La Ville-Lumière" claim a favorite spot and are ever-eager to share it. Generally, however, they're all quite personal or, on...
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[wherever] Magazine
Taking a different approach from destination-heavy travel publications like Suitcase Magazine or Wallpaper* City Guides, newcomer [wherever] gets more literary; choosing to gather personal essays on experiences, cultures and politics, loosely tied...
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Interview: Justin Morrison of Sightglass Coffee
While artisanal coffee roasting has been a subject of conversation for many years now, it's always exciting to learn about people bringing the quality coffee movement to new levels. And that is exactly what brothers Justin and Jerad Morrison have...
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Mark Twain's Advice for Little Girls
Mark Twain's witty advice to little girls was originally given out by the legendary author in 1865, and then lovingly retold in Italian in 2010 by illustrator Vladimir Radunsky. When Maria Popova, the brains behind the website Brain Pickings, stumbled...
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Interview: Serena Guen of Suitcase Magazine
Suitcase Magazine is a new print publication that is re-imagining the role of the travel magazine by saying goodbye to the impossibly luxurious and the underwhelming tourist clichés and embracing the eclectic and adventurous appetite of a generation...
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CH Gift Guide: Special Occasions
Major holidays are the perfect time to peruse the Cool Hunting Gift Guide, but there are numerous special occasions that fall between which require a particular type of present. To cater to birthdays, anniversaries and other personal days of celebration...
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Kama Sutra
This must-have tome receives a spicy update with new Indian artworks accompanying the instructional text, originally written by Mallana-ga Va-tsya-yana and translated by Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton.
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The Boudoir Bible
Aiming to annihilate notions of taboo in the modern bedroom, Betony Vernon presents "The Boudoir Bible: The Uninhibited Sex Guide for Today" as a stimulating guide to the sexual landscape. Appropriately cloaked in pink bondage ropes, the cloth-covered...
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A-Z Coffee
Dubbed, "a kick-starter for geeky coffee conversations," Kaffikaze's A-Z Coffee guide is a caffeinated force to reckon with. Valuable bits of coffee knowledge are dropped next to drawings by the talented London-based illustrator Lars Kolstad Huse.
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Craft Beer New York

 Long known for its nightlife and for being the unequivocal home of the cocktail—or, at the very least, the Manhattan—New York has slowly come up as a hub for the microbrew movement. With renowned leaders like Brooklyn Brewery paving...
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Wine Simplified
From Open Air Publishing—the group behind the swine-focused "Better Bacon Book"—comes "Wine Simplified," an iOS-based user's guide to wine. The multimedia book includes 13 chapters with information from reading labels to the role of...
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36 Hours: 125 Weekends in Europe
With thousands of years of history and art, as well as a multitude of restaurants and shops to consider, planning a trip to Europe can be a monstrous task. To help, The New York Times has again come together with Taschen to create a book based on...
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Kill the Recipe
Mark Gravel is a boss of beans, a leader of legumes, a pioneer of plant-based eating. His new book, "Kill the Recipe: A Cookbook & Visual Guidebook on the Basics of Radical Beanmaking & Plant-based Eating," introduces beans to at-home chefs while...
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101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die
Building on his already immense knowledge, whiskey expert Ian Buxton continues the enviable job of tippling his way across the globe. In his follow-up spirits directory, "101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die," Buxton shares his favorite bottles...
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Word of Mouth: Portland
True to its name, Portland, Maine is first and foremost a bustling port. Inseparable from Portland's character, the harbor is both a blessing and a curse. A kind of tourist attraction in and of itself, the harbor brings literally boatloads of cruise...
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Craft Beer London
As a city that created many of the world's greatest beers, London has seen its brewing industry take on somewhat of a downward spiral over the last 25 years or so. This is quickly changing, however, thanks to a number of curious individuals throughout...
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The Bike-Owner's Handbook
While biking vets are likely to know a gear set like the back of their hand, others are probably flummoxed when it comes to simple maintenance issues like a punctured tire or a stretched brake cable. "The Bike-Owner's Handbook" is a cleverly designed...
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Urban Farming Resources
Nearly 12,000 years ago the Neolithic Revolution altered the course of our survival from hunting and gathering to established agriculture. As the world's population concentrates into cities and realization dawns that our resources are limited, we're...
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