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The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees is a tale of craftsmanship for nature lovers, and about the joy of making things in wood. The fascinating read tells the story of how one individual (Rob Penn) cut down a single ash tree to see how many things could be crafted from it. In the book, Rob talks about the therapeutic value of working with wood, the joy of making things in wood, of its touch and smell, its many uses, and the resonant, calming effect of running our hands along a wooden surface. He also visits the shops of modern-day woodworkers and finds that ancient woodworking techniques are far from dead.



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VESSYL | SMART CUP

Designed by Yves Behar, Vessyl is a smart cup that magically knows what you’re drinking and gives you nutritional info with incredible specificity. Vessyl connects to your mobile device and automatically provides information in real time of your hydration and consumed calories, caffeine, protein, fats, sugars, and more. The innovative device also helps you keep track of what matters to you, whether it is loosing weight, building muscle, regulating caffeine or simply...
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THE BIG BOOK OF BACON

Bacon lovers rejoice! a new book of recipes puts a spin on traditional meals and elevates bacon from a simple meal accessory to the focal point of these dishes. The Big Book of Bacon: Savory Flirtations, Daliances, and Indulgences with the Underbelly of the Pig, is a book by Jennifer Pearsall, author and publisher of the popular blog thebaconaffairs.com, and as she puts it, "I can’t think of anything bacon doesn’t work with." via Available in Europe here...
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SCRATCH & SNIFF WINE GUIDE

The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert is a fun yet educational way of learning how to detect subtle scents in your wine like an expert. In the first book of its kind (yes, it really is scratch and sniff), you´ll be able to discover for example the difference between a Syrah and a Sangiovese, and sniff your way through the basic components of wine: fruits, wood, and earth....
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