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The Art and Craft of Geometric Origami

Mark Bolitho · Princeton Architectural Press
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

With the increasing popular interest in mindfulness - and seeking quiet in the tumult of modern life - origami, the centuries-old practice of paper folding, has enjoyed a tremendous resurgence. With origins possibly dating to sixth century Buddhism, the art of creating shapes from pieces...
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Journal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking

Emily K Neuburger · Storey Books
Pages: 164
Format: Book

Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling. Her 60 interactive writing prompts and art how-tos help you to expand your imagination and stimulate your creativity. Every spread invites...
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Quick & Cute Carving Projects: Patterns for 46 Projects to Carve in One Day

Lori Dickie · Fox Chapel Publishing
Pages: 72
Format: Paperback

From snowmen and Santas to puppies, pigs, and pirates, even beginning carvers can make 46 charming animal, holiday, and fantasy carvings with Quick & Cute Carving Projects!Accessible introduction to woodcarving for beginnersLearn the basics of carving "in the round" the quick...
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The Rideshare Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Driving for Uber, Lyft, and Other Ridesharing Companies

Harry Campbell · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

An industry leader's guide to making Lyft and Uber work for you. In less than five years, ridesharing has grown from nonexistence into a billion dollar industry. Uber now has two million drivers in the United States, Lyft has seven hundred thousand, and both show no signs of slowing down....
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Small Wonders - Life Portrait in Miniature

Tatsuya Tanaka · Nippan IPS
Pages: 128
Format: Tankobon Softcover

You can row a boat made of chili. You can enjoy an easy morning stroll among asparagus trees. You will be excited alongside the racetrack, which is actually the surface of a vinyl record. In this miniature world life looks ordinary - yet from a different perspective. Japanese photographer...
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350 Crochet Tips, Techniques, and Trade Secrets

Jan Eaton · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Give a professional finish to your crochet garments and accessories with this indispensable compendium of technical know-how and troubleshooting tips. Techniques are organized in the order that you'd need them as you work through a project, from choosing the right yarn to looking after...
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Weekend Quilting: Quilt and Unwind with Simple Designs to Sew in No Time

Jemima Flendt · Fons & Porter
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

16 stunning home decor projects that you can make in a weekend! Finding time to quilt doesn't have to be a luxury--or a long-term commitment. In Weekend Quilting, popular Tied with a Ribbon blogger Jemima Flendt shows you how to create stylish quilts, cushions, and runners in a few days...
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Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing

Anthony Casillo · Chronicle Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From the creation of the QWERTY keyboard to the world's first portable typing machine, this handsome collection is a visual homage to the golden age of the typewriter. From the world's first commercially successful typewriter - the Sholes & Glidden Type Writer of 1874 - to the iconic...
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