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High/Low: The Modern Banker’s Desk Lamp

News of a new product from one of our favorite lighting makers, UK-based Original BTC, recently landed in our in-box.  The company’s banker’s desk lamp is a modern take on the traditional version—instead of an emerald glass shade, it has a shade made of white bone china and a graceful brass base. Here’s a look (plus a lower-priced version): Above: The white bone shade is hand-cast from a mold at the company’s ceramics factory in Stoke-on-Trent. The brass base, meanwhile, is fabricated at its ...
Tags: Home Depot, Books, UK, Birmingham, Lighting, Btc, Lamps, Task Lighting, Desk Lamps, Product Discoveries


Enter to Win Over $3,000 Towards a Room Refresh

New year, new you room. To jumpstart your new year’s home refresh, we’ve partnered with our friends at Rejuvenation, Fireclay Tile, and Malin + Goetz  for the New Year, New Room sweepstakes to give away a prize package worth over $3,000 that will help you achieve your home resolutions. To enter, visit the New Year, New Room sweepstakes page and enter your email address by Tuesday, January 29, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Above: Refresh your bathroom in the new year with a prize package from Fireclay Ti...
Tags: Books, London, Hardware, Lighting, Tiles, Bathrooms, Sonoma County, Malin Goetz, Fireclay, Fireclay Tile, Giveaways & Contests, Kitchen & Bath Tile, Bathroom Accessories, High Road House, Katie Jameson, Hudson Valley Artist


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E Phillips: The Exploits of Pudgy Pete and Co (1927), v1

Peter Bragg and the Hon George Vincent Angus run an enquiry business--- A typical, but light-hearted, Oppenheim confection of investigations by the two. 1: The Pedagogue of Bellevue Mansions 2: Drama in yhe Dolls' House 3: Lady Katherine's Better Nature 4: A Comedy in Divorce 5: Three to Four 6: The Ninety-Ninth Thread 7: The Disappearance of William King 8: Ada Malcolm's Dot 9: Kenmar's Golden Day 10: Working Backwards Attached Files ...
Tags: Books, Kindle Books, Katherine, Pete, Oppenheim, William King, Oppenheim E Phillips, Peter Bragg, Hon George Vincent Angus, Bellevue Mansions, Ada Malcolm, Kenmar, Pudgy Pete E Phillips Oppenheim, Pete E Phillips Oppenheim


Paperback Picks: books by Dave Eggers, Ursula K. Le Guin and more

Among this week’s half-dozen highlights are a collection of blog posts by a beloved science-fiction author and a “page-turning mash-up of genres."
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Dave Eggers Ursula K Le Guin


Jarvis Adjustable-Height Standing Desk by Fully

The Jarvis Adjustable-Height Standing Desk by Fully is a supremely customizable standing desk made for people of all sizes. Jarvis “is the desk we wanted but couldn’t find,” explains Fully. It features a lifting capacity of 350 pounds, so you can load your desk with multiple monitors, heavy books, or “gallons of coffee.” Perhaps the best thing about Jarvis is that is adapts quickly “from low enough for a child to sit to high enough for a 6’7” tall person to stand.” Many adjustable-height stand...
Tags: Books, Furniture, Desks, Bamboo, Sustainable, Jarvis, Standing Desk, Bamboo Desk, Green Desk, Height-adjustable Desk, Fully, Ergonomic Desk, Ergonomic Work, Jarvis Adjustable-Height Standing Desk, Jarvis Desk, Non-toxic Bamboo


New Year, New Room: Enter to Win More Than $3,000 Toward a Room Refresh

New year, new you room. To jumpstart your New Year’s home refresh, we’ve partnered with our friends at Rejuvenation, Fireclay Tile, and Malin + Goetz  for the New Year, New Room sweepstakes to give away a prize package worth more than $3,000 that will help you achieve your home resolutions. To enter, visit the New Year, New Room sweepstakes page and enter your email address by Tuesday, January 29, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Above: Refresh your bathroom in the new year with a prize package from Firecl...
Tags: Books, London, Hardware, Lighting, Tiles, Bathrooms, Sonoma County, Malin Goetz, Fireclay, Giveaways & Contests, Kitchen & Bath Tile, Bathroom Accessories, High Road House, Katie Jameson, Hudson Valley Artist, Rejuvenation Fireclay Tile


Starting a line indented to end of previous line (Poetry)

I have some poetry that in the manuscript has short lines formatted to preserve meter: if one line is only a few syllables, the next line begins indented past the end of the previous one, and such. Monospace example (I've attached an image that illustrates this if the code here fails): Code: Here's a full line to start this dumb poem, This line it ends                   and then                           the next begins And now the sample's coming to an end. How would you appr...
Tags: Books, Epub


Short Fiction Oppenheim, E Phillips: Advice Limited (1936), v1

Clara, Baroness Linz, a young Englishwoman lately widowed by the death of her Austrian aristocrat husband, sets up in London as ADVICE LIMITED, resolving family and other difficulties. Eleven cases. 1: Thirty-Nine Wooden Boxes 2: An Olympian Debacle 3: Broken Engagements 4: Too Many Dukes 5: The Ritz Hotel Conference 6: Between The 8th Green And The 9th Tee 7: Help For Mr. Goldman 8: The Lonely Man 9: A Family Misunderstanding 10: The Listening Lady 11: A Gift From The Gods ...
Tags: Books, London, ePub Books, Goldman, Phillips Oppenheim, Oppenheim E Phillips, Clara Baroness Linz


Mystery and Crime Oppenheim, E Phillips: The Channay Syndicate (1927), v1

This is a variation on the "Monte Cristo" theme, a man unjustly jailed by the machinations of others, who returns from jail to seek personal justice. It is told in 10 chapters, an introductory, followed by a chapter each for the syndicate members, and a wrap-up. Could be read as a novel, or as a short story collection, a technique much used by Oppenheim, and by Edgar Wallace too. 1: Gilbert Channay Takes The Air 2: Mark Levy Pays 3: Lord Isham's Gamble 4: Martin Fogg Persists 5: The Inquisi...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Air, Monte Cristo, Oppenheim, Mark Levy, Isham, Edgar Wallace, Phillips Oppenheim, Oppenheim E Phillips, Gilbert Channay, Martin Fogg, Eric Rodes


The author of ‘Cat Person’ has more stories to tell. Can they live up to the hype?

Kristen Roupenian's "Cat Person" went viral as no New Yorker short story has since Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" in 1948. The other stories in her new collection are nowhere near as noteworthy or polished.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Shirley Jackson, Kristen Roupenian


Library de Kimpel

Belgium’s Library de Kimpel is the latest library featured at arch daily. Designed by Adem Architecten  the new library was part of a master plan that included turning the existing library into offices and an exhibition center and the construction of a new youth center. The project was completed in 2015. The interior of the library is designed and organized around 5 subject areas: Music, Literature and Poetry, Lifestyle and Sport, Art and Architecture and Travel. More photos here All...
Tags: Books, Public Libraries, Libraries, Belgium, Interior Design, Library Architecture, de Kimpel, Library de Kimpel, Adem Architecten


Rare Books LA – the new face on the book fair scene

A new book fair is about to make its debut. Rare Books Los Angeles occurs on February 1 and 2 at the Pasadena Convention Center. It is organized by Brad and Jen Johnson, the husband and wife bookselling team behind Johnson Rare Books & Archives. They also run a bricks and mortar bookshop in Covina on the outskirts of Los Angeles. More than 100 sellers, including many of the world’s top antiquarian dealers, will be offering rare books, prints, photos and ephemera at Rare Books LA. “O...
Tags: Books, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Hugh Hefner, Wayne, Brad, Johnsons, Huntington Library, Pasadena Convention Center, Brad Johnson, AbeBooks, Elke, Covina, Jen Johnson, Johnson Rare Books Archives They


So the President is a MotherF**ker??

On several occasions I've written about swearing and rhetoric as well as about expletive naming. In a recent article, Emma Byrne adds to my ideas by writing about the "scientific case for calling the president a motherf*cker."   Byrne especially likes the Rep. Rashida Tlaib's remark, noting that she used the swear word in rhetorically correct fashion.  As Byrne writes, rhetoric reveals that this kind of language signals trust and a sense of belonging--and it also "fosters closeness and s...
Tags: Books, Science, Careers, Creativity, Arkansas, Rhetoric, Emotional Intelligence, Trump, Byrne, Western Kentucky, Communication Skills, Emma Byrne, Rashida Tlaib, Butterworth She, Emma Byrnes


Trend Alert: 8 Integrated Marble Kitchen Sinks

There’s something inherently luxurious about an integrated sink (no grime-filled seams to agonize over), especially when carved from marble. Here are 8 covetable examples. Above: An integrated marble sink in a kitchen by Belgian company Obumex. Above: An integrated marble sink (with drain board) carved from a huge slab of marble from the Hisnet Inlet quarry on Vancouver Island, as seen in one of our favorite kitchens of all time: Kitchen of the Week: A Monumental Marble Countertop. Ph...
Tags: Books, Paris, Brussels, Kitchens, Marble, Elizabeth Roberts, Vancouver Island, Carrara, Kitchen Design, Obumex, Boffi, Scott Scott Architects Above, Nicolas Schuybroek, Kitchen Sinks, Hisnet Inlet, Carrara Calacatta


The robin and the wren

Last week (January 9, 2019), our hero was Robin Hood, and I promised to write something about the bird robin. For some reason, in oral tradition, the robin is often connected with the wren. In Surrey (a county bordering London), and not only there, people used to say: “The robin and the wren are God’s cock and hen” (as though the wren were the female of the robin, but then the wren is indeed Jenny). In Wales, the wren is also considered sacred. This association with God (note also: the wren is O...
Tags: Books, England, London, Wales, Robin Hood, Ireland, Normandy, Surrey, Shakespeare, Vikings, Vanity Fair, Robin, Robert, St Stephen, Jenny, Lady Macbeth


Abimis Stainless Steel Kitchens

Italian company Abimis makes beautiful, bespoke stainless steel kitchens. In recent years, stainless steel has become the preferred material for kitchens. Abimis has refined its utilization to a fine art, in addition to expertly articulating its attributes. Abimis kitchens are ultra-durable: rust- and corrosion-resistant, natural/organic, 100% recyclable, and easy to clean. But an Abimis kitchen is no ordinary example of the material. Manufactured in the tradition of luxury brand Prisma, Abim...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Italy, Sinks, Cabinets, Kitchen and Bath, Kitchen Fittings, Kitchen Units, Abimis, Kitchen Cabinets, Abimis Kitchen, Bespoke Kitchen, Kitchen Cooktop, Kitchen Module, Kitchen Worktop, Prisma stainless steel


Reading gallimaufry.

A round-up of recent good reads which includes extracts from my reading journal notes... The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson When a group of volunteers gather in a 'haunted' house as part of an experiment there's bound to be trouble. Vulnerable Eleanor Vance, until recently full-time carer for her mother, the enigmatic but seemingly confident Theodora, Luke Sanderson, nephew of the owner described as a liar and a cheat and overseeing the project Dr Montague. Everyone gives a false an...
Tags: Books, Whipple, Thomas, Ted Hughes, Morgan, Val Mcdermid, Eleanor, Susan, Gwen, Emily, Bainbridge, Shirley Jackson, Hill House, Arras, Edward Thomas, Beryl


Magical Legacy- New Release - Paranormal Thriller

Magical Legacy Can supernatural ability be passed on to a new generation? Michelle was gifted magical talents from an ancient witch relative who was hanged in Salem long ago. Omar has dark magic, as a Necromancer and Warlock—perhaps a Demon. What happens to their progeny? A fight between good and evil magic is brewing. Two opposing sides of the supernatural will affect three innocent little children. Their lives hang in the balance when Omar tries to claim them, abducting them from the ...
Tags: Books, Salem, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Michelle, Omar


Ridley Scott's Promising Sci-Fi Series The Passage Finds the World on the Brink of a Vampire Apocalypse

With the combined power of executive producer Ridley Scott, the best-selling novel trilogy by Justin Cronin, and what looks like a comfortable budget from Fox behind it, new sci-fi series The Passage has a lot going for it right out of the gate. The show premieres tonight, but we’ve seen the first three episodes—and …Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Vampires, Fox, Ridley Scott, Justin Cronin, TV Bite, The Passage


Other Fiction Schücking, Levin: Das Capital. V1 [German]16.1.2019

"Das Capital", mal nicht von Marx, sondern von einem der meist gelesenen deutschsprachigen Erzähler der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jh., Levin Schücking - ein kurzer Roman (1875) aus der Industriewelt der deutschen Gründerjahre. Das Werk erscheint hier in der Fassung des Zeitschriftendrucks der "Gartenlaube", und zwar nach der Digitalisierung durch wikisource, wofür ich hier meinen Dank ausspreche. Das Cover zeigt einen Ausschnitt aus dem Aquarell ›Fabriksareal‹ von Erwin Pender. ...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Marx, Gartenlaube, Erwin Pender


Bryn Seating from Community Furniture

Community Furniture’s Bryn Seating is comprised of comfy, durable, all-purpose high performers. The collection includes chairs (with or without arms), as well as counter-height and bar-height stools. The versatility is great, but perhaps Bryn’s best calling card is the range of aesthetic options. With seats/backs in metal, plastic, wood, and upholstery, Bryn makes it easy to specify customized seating that has a perfectly calibrated dash of panache. And Bryn’s different heights suit a wide va...
Tags: Books, Furniture, Seating, Bar Stool, Office Chair, Bryn, Counter Stool, Upholstered Chair, Multi-purpose Chair, Community Furniture, Bentwood Chair, Bryn armchair, Bryn Seating, Bryn stool, Community Furniture 's Bryn Seating


Classic Build-in Kitchen Fireplace Designs

Build in kitchen fireplace design in this page was completely dedicated for those who thought that kitchen space was not just a space for cooking, but also the place for gathering with our family and make a great conversation. Here, we can see the implementation of happy family through the build in kitchen space and the fireside application. Placing dining room table and the entire component of dining room will make this space more comfy and more inviting. Believe it or not, we will love in this...
Tags: Books, Home Decor, Kitchen Space, Home Decorating Ideas, Home Decoration, Fire Places, Fireplace Designs, Fireplace Design


Mystery and Crime Train, Arthur: The Confessions of Artemas Quibble (1911); v1

Sub-titled: BEING THE INGENUOUS AND UNVARNISHED HISTORY OF ARTEMAS QUIBBLE, ESQUIRE, ONE-TIME PRACTITIONER IN THE NEW YORK CRIMINAL COURTS, TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE DIVERS WILES, TRICKS, SOPHISTRIES, TECHNICALITIES, AND SUNDRY ARTIFICES OF HIMSELF AND OTHERS OF THE FRATERNITY, COMMONLY YCLEPT "SHYSTERS" OR "SHYSTER LAWYERS Easy to read, good fun, by a former New York District Attorney who went on to a prolific writing career. The stylish cover illustrates the bridge between The Tombs (...
Tags: Books, New York, ePub Books, Manhattan, Criminal Courts


(Project) Drawgress Bar — KUAL extension

Dear MobileRead community, I really miss the old full-scale progress bar. I even wrote feedback to Amazon and asked them to return it. Meanwhile I am waiting for them to take actions, I gathered some thoughts. I hope for your help! Let's finish this together :) Goal: to write a KUAL extension that non-intrusively draws full progress bar line with chapter marks (both level 1 and level 2) on each page turn (every-page turn script example is Showtime). By 'non-intrusive' I mean that it should b...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Kindle Developer's Corner, KUAL


10 Easy Pieces: The Perfect High-End Luxury Sofa

At Remodelista, we often feature sofa designs that are economical to mid-range in price, but for readers in search of a truly luxury sofa, we decided to cover our bases (plus, one can dream). There are sofas past and present that are priced upward of $60K, but in our book, expense alone does not merit quality. This roundup includes our most-dreamed-of luxury sofas, and while none of them are $60K, all tend to ring in above the $8K mark. Above: New York City atelier Dimitry & Co. designs some ...
Tags: Books, UK, Julianne Moore, New York City, US, Toronto, Furniture, Belgium, Manhattan, Seating, Knoll, 10 Easy Pieces, Sofas & Couches, Børge Mogensen, Florence Knoll, George Sherlock


‘Mamma Mia’ Music Producer Nick Gilpin’s Stylishly Revived Georgian Manse

If houses could talk this one might say, “Mamma mia, here we go again.” It sits at the center of a crescent of Georgian dwellings that overlook the historic English city of Bath: Jane Austen would take long walks here for the rarefied air and the views. Used as University of Bath housing for the last 60 years, the building required a tag team of professionals to convert it back to a single family manse. Architect Jonathan Rhind stepped up to the task of removing the institutional additions and r...
Tags: Books, London, France, Britain, Jane Austen, Cornwall, Jack, Mia, Blenheim Palace, NICK, Islington, University Of Bath, Mamma Mia, Jonathan, Howe, Harding


KOREADER IN PW3

Good afternoon, I jailbreaked my PW3 kindle with firmware 5.9.6.1 and I do not know how to use KOREADER. Where do I install the pdf's? Did I install the jailbreak wrong? Sorry for my English.
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner


WHAT SHE SAID: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

Today we bring bring back our feature, “What She Said…” in which we both review books that the other has previously read and reviewed. This feature arose because of a very serious dilemma we faced at Casa de Smugglers: what happens when one of us reads and reviews a book that the other desperately wants to read and review? We can’t really post about the same book AGAIN, right? WRONG! Thus, “What She Said…” was born. Thea read The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein last year and has been t...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Book Reviews, Young Adult, Victor, Ana, Elizabeth, Mary, Justine, Frankenstein, Thea, Victor Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, 8 Rated Books, Kiersten White, What She Said


Walker Collection by Unika Vaev

The is a result of a partnership between Unika Vaev and European textile manufacturer De Ploeg. The four textiles in the Walker Collection include Walker, Step, Coll, and Ploegwool. These new upholstery fabrics showcase De Ploeg’s timeless style. Walker is a digitally pixelated texture on jacquard woven textile. Highly contrasted dyes give Walker “a ‘worn-out’ effect.” Walker comes in 10 colors, including super bold Lava and deeply soothing Ocean. Step features a soft Chenille texture woven ...
Tags: Books, Textiles, Dutch Design, Peet, Walker, Step, Coll, De Ploeg, Unika Vaev, Dutch textiles, Ploegwool, Upholstery Fabrics, Upholstery Textiles, Walker Collection, Walker Step Coll, Ocean Step


Steal This Look: A Grand Scale Double-Height Kitchen in Brooklyn

In an 1850s brick townhouse in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood, serial renovators Jean Lee and Tzu-Wei Lee called on architect Elizabeth Roberts to rethink the building, which had been divided intwo four apartments, as one. The biggest change? A three-story addition to the back of the building which now houses the fully custom double-height kitchen. The 1,200-square-foot space is inspired by modern Shaker design with an almost Seventies style twist. That’s thanks to beadboard-paneled cabinet...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, London, Etsy, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Appliances, Vermont, White, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts, Cobble Hill, Arne Jacobsen



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