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Book Review: Black & Decker: The Complete Guide To Bathrooms

Black & Decker:  The Complete Guide To Bathrooms, by Chis Peterson As one can probably imagine, there are a great many books about bathrooms that one can find.  Some of them focus on aesthetics, and the sort of fixtures and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bathroom Ideas You Can Use

Bathroom Ideas You Can Use:  The Latest Designs, Styles, Fixtures, Surfaces And Remodeling Tips, by Chris Peterson This book lives up to its name as being full of bathroom ideas that someone can use, especially someone who is looking to … Continue reading

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Book Review:Weekend Bathroom Makeovers

Weekend Bathroom Makeovers, by Amy Matthews & Bridget Biscotti Bradley Given the fact that I am not the handiest or craftiest sort of person, it is perhaps somewhat of a surprise that I would want to read about bathroom makeovers, … Continue reading

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On Creativity: A Creator Reflects On His Own Creativity: Part One

One of the truths that is easy enough to uncover when it relates to creativity is that it is easiest for us to talk about ourselves and our own creativity.  We are the creators we know best, after all.  Just … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Architecture Of Incarceration

Architecture Of Incarceration, edited by Iona Spens I have mixed feelings about this particular book.  On the one hand, I am definitely a part of the target audience that this book is aiming at, and that is people who are … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Design Of Everyday Things

The Design Of Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman It’s nice to know that I’m not the only person who has serious problems with doors.  In the course of my life I have far too frequently ended up walking into … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Engineer Is Human (2)

To Engineer Is Human:  The Role Of Failure In Successful Design, by Henry Petroski There is in this particular book a sense of the dynamic nature of engineering and the sort of tension that exists between a desire for safety … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alcatraz: History And Design Of A Landmark

Alcatraz:  History And Design Of A Landmark, by Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel Although from time to time I have visited a few prisons, I have never visited Alcatraz, nor have I even watched many of the large amount of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Perfectionists

The Perfectionists:  How Precision Engineers Created The Modern World, by Simon Winchester I must admit that when I started reading this book I was not very familiar with what the author meant about precision engineering.  To be sure, it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Draft No. 4

Draft No. 4:  On The Writing Process, by John McPhee I must admit that my earliest reading of the author gave me a somewhat slanted perspective of who he was as a writer.  It so happened that my local library … Continue reading

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