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Spectator books of the year: Philip Hensher urges you to read We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves before someone tells you the twist

The books I liked best this year were all richly detailed. Why read a book unless it’s going to go into all the nooks and crannies? Everyone is going to… Continue reading The post Spectator books of the year: Philip Hensher urges you to read We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves before someone tells you the twist appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Venice bans wheeled luggage to silence incessant rumble across cobblestone

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Famed for the serene silence of its timeless nooks and crannies, Venice is about to get even quieter … by banning noisy suitcases on wheels. Residents of Italy’s floating city have had up it to here with the round-the-clock rumble of luggage being dragged across cobblestoned alleyways...

How Do I Overcome an Awkward Entryway Nook? — Good Questions

Q: The entryway to my house is mostly fine, except for one bizarre corner. I blame it all on this awkward nook created by the stair rail when you first walk into the house. It's narrow, long, and makes no functional or aesthetic sense. What can I do to make this functional and beautiful? Or at the very least, non-hideous. READ MORE »

An ode to the great American road trip

America's history is tied to the journey. Its European roots are defined by the great distance those first voyagers traveled. The nascent country chugged westward on the steam of the locomotive, and expanded into the terrain's nooks and crannies on a full tank of gas and the promise of the freeway. Show More Summary

Barnes and Noble debuts Nook Audiobooks app on Android

For those times you'd rather have someone else read to you, Barnes and Noble is outfitting Android devices with an app that does just that. Nook Audiobooks taps into the retailer's library of over 50,000 titles via the aforementioned phones and...

Q&A: Erasing Sony and Nook E-Readers

Plus, using Apple’s AirDrop to move files between iOS and OS X.

Barnes and Noble launches new Nook app with free audiobook offer

Bookseller Barnes and Noble is trying to revamp its Nook brand with a new app that will allow users to purchase and download selections from a large library of audiobooks. The app now available in the Google Play Store with an offer of two free audiobooks from a select list of titles.

Want A Sofa That Doubles As A Tent?

Most of us had the desire to carve a little private space out of our homes when we were kids, be it as a fort out of sofa cushions, a tent out of a folding table, or a reading nook in a closet. The design team of Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera has created the Orwell, a combination sofa, bed, and "cabin" to give you a greater sense of privacy right in your living room.

Barnes & Noble launches a Nook Audiobooks app for Android

Barnes & Noble has launched a new Nook Audiobooks app for Android, serving up more than 50,000 titles for phones and tablets. The app accompanies the existing e-reading app, however Nook Audiobooks appears to only be available in the US for now. Show More Summary

Home Inspiration: 27 Dreamy Nooks, Perfect For Curling Up With A Good Book

I just moved in to a new apartment a few weeks ago and am so jazzzzzed about it. Being a bit OCD, I was unpacked and set up within 24 hours (seriously), but there’s still one area of my new digs that still needs a little decorating: my reading/weaving nook. Really, this nook is just [...]

NOOK Launches The B&N Sync Up! Program

NOOK Media LLC has announced the launch of B&N Sync Up! The executives have curated a selection of paperbacks for this new in-store program. Customers who buy one of these books can purchase the NOOK eBook edition of that same title for $4.99. Show More Summary

Arcatecture: 12 Cat Homes Created by Architects for Charity

Raising funds for an feline-focused area non-profit group, these architect-designed cat dwellings span the spectrum from adventure spaces to cozy nooks for...

Barnes & Noble launches Nook Press Print, a print-on-demand service for authors

Here’s an interesting piece of news from Barnes & Noble – the US book giant is rolling out a new print-on-demand service for authors. With Nook Press Print, self-published authors and emerging writers can print (as in ‘on paper’) their own professional-grade books. Show More Summary

Photo Of New York City Before And After Cleaning Shows How Filthy It Is

New York is a monumental, awe-inspiring city. Much of its gritty cinematographic character comes from her heavy makeup, layers upon layers of pollution deposited for decades in every nook and crack. Trevor Little’s photo of two guys powerwashing a building clearly shows this beautiful old whore’s true skin. More »      

Inhabiting the circle… “Aikido Koan,” by Nick Lowry

The way to work with a koan is to be all the parts of it-to inhabit each nook and cranny and find out how you inform it and it informs you… much like learning aikido. Understanding the physical principles, the rules of play and etiquette, the arcane verbiage, the techniques, the kihon, the kata, the… Read More

Photo of New York City before and after cleaning shows how filthy it is

New York is a monumental, awe-inspiring city. Much of its gritty cinematographic character comes from her heavy makeup, layers upon layers of pollution deposited for decades in every nook and crack. Trevor Little's photo of two guys powerwashing a building clearly shows this beautiful old whore's true skin. Read more...

Photos Of Dead Ends Are A Glimpse At Brooklyn's Roads Less Traveled

Taking pictures is a great excuse to explore your surroundings, even if it’s a place you’ve lived all your life. In the case of David Mandl, that place is Brooklyn, the nooks and crannies of which he has been documenting for his many years as a local. More »      

Photos of Dead Ends Are a Glimpse at Brooklyn's Roads Less Traveled

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Taking pictures is a great excuse to explore your surroundings, even if it's a place you've lived all your life. In the case of David Mandl, that place is Brooklyn, the nooks and crannies of which he has been documenting for his many years as a local. Read more...

Tiny 86-Square-Foot Flat in Paris Transforms Like a Swiss Army Knife

The space, located on the top level under the roof of an old Haussmann building in Paris. Originally designed as maids' quarters, today these small nooks often loose their purpose and either converted into attics and storage spaces or left unused. Related:

Don’t Let NaNoWriMo Get The Best of You: Find Your Happy Place

Do you have a go-to writing spot when you need to hit a deadline? Is it a quiet corner of your house or apartment? Or the stereotypical bustling coffee shop? What is it about your favorite writing nook that allows you to focus and write? Whatever—and wherever—it is, you’re going to want to find it and take advantage of it this month. Show More Summary

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