How to Live in a Flat

Author: William Heath Robinson,K.R.G. Browne

Publisher: RHE Media Limited

ISBN: 1910226254

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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'How to Live in a Flat', if posed as a question, is worth asking today with so many articles on tiny flats with hugely inflated price tags in the newspapers. Flat-dwellers were faced with very similar problems in 1936. During 1932 and 1933 Heath Robinson had drawn a series of cartoons for 'The Sketch' entitled ‘Flat Life’, which depicted various gadgets designed to make the most of the limited space available in the contemporary flat. It was this series of drawings that provided K. R. G. Browne and W. Heath Robinson with the inspiration for their first full-length book together. It was called 'How to Live in a Flat' and, as well as greatly extending the original ideas showing many ingenious ways of overcoming the problems caused by lack of space in flats and bungalows, the book also provided much fun at the expense of the more extreme designs in thirties furniture and architecture. The book was published for Christmas 1936 and was well received. 'How to Live in a Flat' is surprisingly relevant to life in Britain in 2014. In fact, several of Heath Robinson’s space-economising solutions have been used in practice to maximise the use of space in small flats. We have beds that fold down from wardrobes fully-made and ready to sleep in, communal rubbish shoots, central heating and multi-purpose furniture. So Heath Robinson was way ahead of his time and reading 'How to Live in a Flat' may spark other innovative solutions to making life bearable in a tiny twenty-first century home! If, in addition to being a flat-dweller (perhaps in a garden flat), you are also married with a car and you play golf then you will find much to amuse and inform you in our other titles by Heath Robinson and K. R. G. Browne: • How to be a Perfect Husband • How to Make a Garden Grow • How to be a Motorist • Humours of Golf All our Heath Robinson titles include a Foreword by Geoffrey Beare, Trustee of the William Heath Robinson Trust, who is working to build a Heath Robinson museum in North London.

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

Author: Fumio Sasaki

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609049

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

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The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.

The World Is Flat 3.0

A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781429923071

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction

A Simple Guide to Creating the Life of Your Dreams

Author: Jack Canfield,D. D. Watkins

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757398324

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

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Long before co-creating the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield was already teaching the ancient principles of the Law of Attraction. Canfield has been consciously living in harmony with this universal law for more than thirty years, and his personal success is a testament to its power. Now, in Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction, he shares his knowledge and experience with you and offers you his proven tools and techniques for applying the Law of Attraction in your own life. This book is a simple 'how to' guide for using the Law of Attraction to create the life you desire. Within these pages, Canfield clearly explains not only what you need to know, but what you need to do in order to attract what you want in your life. Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction addresses the important issues of clarity, purpose, and action. This thought-provoking guide will take you step by step through the processes of defining your dreams, goals, and desires. Along the way, you will gain a greater understanding of yourself—a sense of who you really are and why you are here. Your journey begins right here, right now. You can change your life, increase your awareness, and empower yourself to create an amazing future—one that is filled with love, joy, and abundance. This book is your key.

Living the Airstream Life

Author: Karen Flett

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062440837

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

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Illustrated with rare and exclusive images from the official company archives, an authoritative and entertaining guide to the wildly popular, beautifully designed luxury recreational vehicle that has become a cultural icon, embodying the American spirit of freedom and adventure—and the ideal in mobile living. With its distinctive silver-bullet shaped profile, the Airstream has been an integral part of the American recreational landscape for more than eighty-five years. Since the 1930s, thousands of Americans have used it as a personal canvas to paint their own unique story as they’ve traveled the road of life, and today, these stunning, nostalgia-laden vehicles are more popular than ever. In Living the Airstream Life, Karen Flett tells the unique story of the designers who have transformed the brand into a mainstay of American life and the dreamers who have found their home, and their heart, in an Airstream. Living the Airstream Life is a tour along the diverse roads aficionados have taken in chasing their Airstream dreams. Stunning color photographs featuring new and vintage versions and compelling stories capture the allure of the Airstream and offer advice and insight on the practicalities of adopting this lifestyle. With spectacular photography and compelling stories, Living the Airstream Life offers inspiration for those actively pursing the dream of life on the road—whether for permanent living or as a temporary escape from the daily grind—and everyone who wants to live vicariously through those who dare.

How To Live In The Here And Now

Author: Paul Jones

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846947499

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 308

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Paul Jones rescues enlightenment from the specialists, the superstitious and the pious and makes it available to everyone and anyone through a simple step by step process.

How to Live in the Woods on Pennies a Day

Author: Bradford Angier

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811766314

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Bradford Angier did it, and now shows how anyone—even today—can find free or cheap land, build a home, find food, preserve it, keep warm, find employment, and even get a mail-order education out where the land is beautiful, game and fish abound, and man can reduce life to its essentials or live in great comfort on nature’s credit card. Striking out for the northland is easy with this realistic look at the pros and cons of wilderness living and advice on where to write for specifics on transportation, local weather conditions, homesteading, and career opportunities. For a week or for years, food—and electric bills—are never a problem with instructions on building underground, running-stream, or river bank refrigerators. The food cache stays full with details on: Building a smoke house Making jerky, covered-wagon style Curing meat with salt and spices Curing bear hams and bacon Making wild game sausage Using bayberries for seasoning, candles, soap Building a log cabin is simple enough when a skilled woodsman explains how to: Peel, season, and preserve logs Lay out the floor plan Prepare the foundation Use pioneer ways of leveling, squaring Lift logs easily Make doors, windows, floor, roof Do the caulking and chinking Make basic furniture

Minimalistic Living: How To Live In A Van And Get Off The Grid

Author: Mary Solomon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329779088

Category:

Page: 166

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Minimalism 101 - How to Live on the Road and Beat the System! ESCAPE THE RAT RACE! Want to travel the country? Are you in debt and struggling to pay the mortgage or rent every month? Or maybe you want to minimize, declutter, simplify and organize your life. Do you desire to step off the grid? Find the answers you're looking for! Minimalistic Living: How to Live in a Van and Get Off the Grid helps you understand and gain the benefits of living with less. This book will take you by the hand and teach you the "baby steps" you need to follow to start your minimalist journey. Learn... How To Find and Purchase the Perfect Vehicle How to Customize and Accessorize Your Vehicle How To Remodel A Vehicle to Meet Your Needs Equipment You'll Need To Live In a Vehicle How To Stay Dry, Safe, Cool and Warm! How To Have Running Water and Electricity in Your Vehicle Lots Of Tips and Tricks Along The Way! Much, much more! Minimize! Simplify! Get Out Of Debt! Get Off The Grid! What are you waiting for?

Books for Living

Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385353545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Presents a highly personal celebration of reading, sharing impassioned recommendations for specific books that can offer guidance through daily life.

Competing in a Flat World

Building Enterprises for a Borderless World

Author: Victor K. Fung,William K. Fung,Yoram (Jerry) R. Wind

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132716055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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“This is essential reading for anyone seeking to compete–and succeed–in the fl at world.” –John Hagel, Chairman of Deloitte Center of Innovation “Competing in a Flat World provides an extraordinary glimpse into a new kind of organizational architecture, one built around the notion of orchestrating resources you don’t control and doing so in a way that builds both trust and agility. This architecture may well turn out to be the dominant model of the firm for the 21st century. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to compete in a flat world. Every chapter details new and powerful ideas.” –John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and coauthor of The Only Sustainable Edge “We are led by unstoppable economic forces to connect our resources to form smart networks, either wired or unwired. The authors bring forward the notion of ‘network orchestration,’ an almost one-size-fits-all strategy for organizations to survive and excel in an ever-flattening world.” –John Chen, Sybase Chairman, CEO and President In the “flat world,” everything changes…above all, what it takes to run a winning company. Success is less about what the company can do itself and more about what it can connect to. Find out how it’s done, from the company that pioneered “flat world” success, Li & Fung, which produces more than $8 billion in garments and other goods for the world’s top brands and retailers–without owning a single factory. Victor and William Fung and Jerry Wind, author of the best-selling The Power of Impossible Thinking, reveal how they’ve replaced “old-fashioned” infrastructure and huge employee bases with a fluid, ever-changing network that can design, manufacture, and deliver almost anything, anywhere. The key to success in this world is a set of principles for “network orchestration,” described for the first time in this book. They examine how these principles can be applied in manufacturing, services and other industries. They show how to build and orchestrate your own world-class global network. * Compete “network vs. network”–and win! * Create a “big-small” company that combines scale and agility * Forge loose-tight relationships with suppliers * Balance control with empowerment, stability with renewal * Manage the “bumps” in the flat world–from politics to terrorism Visit the authors' website: www.competinginaflatworld.net

Heading Out On Your Own

31 Basic Life Skills in 31 Days

Author: Brett H. Mckay,Kate McKay

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0989190307

Category: Reference

Page: 200

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You've finally left the comforts of mom and dad's nest to strike out on your own... but you have no clue how to do your own laundry. Or cook. Or manage your finances. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Don't worry. We've got you covered. The Art of Manliness' Heading Out on Your Own: 31 Basic Life Skills in 31 Days is a primer on becoming a well-adjusted, self-reliant adult. In it you'll find the basic life skills you need to survive and thrive on your own. In 31 days, you'll learn skills like how to: Do Laundry - Ace a Job Interview - Create a Budget - Make Small Talk- Rent Your First Apartment - Shop for Groceries - Live With Roommates - Maintain Your Car - Cook - Iron a Dress Shirt - And Much More!

Twelve by Twelve

A One-Room Cabin off the Grid & Beyond The American Dream

Author: Bill Powers

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577318978

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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Why would a successful American physician choose to live in a twelve-foot-by-twelve-foot cabin without running water or electricity? To find out, writer and activist William Powers visited Dr. Jackie Benton in rural North Carolina. No Name Creek gurgled through Benton’s permaculture farm, and she stroked honeybees’ wings as she shared her wildcrafter philosophy of living on a planet in crisis. Powers, just back from a decade of international aid work, then accepted Benton’s offer to stay at the cabin for a season while she traveled. There, he befriended her eclectic neighbors — organic farmers, biofuel brewers, eco-developers — and discovered a sustainable but imperiled way of life. In these pages, Powers not only explores this small patch of community but draws on his international experiences with other pockets of resistance. This engrossing tale of Powers’s struggle for a meaningful life with a smaller footprint proposes a paradigm shift to an elusive “Soft World” with clues to personal happiness and global healing.

Flat Stanley (picture book edition)

Author: Jeff Brown

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061129046

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Meet Stanley Lambchop. He's an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem. He's four feet tall, about a foot wide . . . oh, and half an inch thick. At first being flat is fine. It's fun going in and out of rooms simply by sliding under the door. And it's exciting being mailed to your friends in California for a visit. But it's not always easy being different, and soon Stanley wishes he could be just like everybody else. Will he ever be normal again?

Modernist Estates

The buildings and the people who live in them today

Author: Stefi Orazi

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711236752

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Modernist Estates: the buildings and the people who live in them gives us an inside look at remarkable and sometimes controversial estates in Britain and their impact on the lives of their communities. Featuring twenty-one modernist homes and their residents, including the Barbican, the Isokon, Balfron Tower and Park Hill, it provides an overview of the building, architects, historical and political context, and explores, with interviews and contemporary photography, what it's like to live on a modernist estate today.

Who's Your City?

How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life

Author: Richard Florida

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307372130

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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International Bestseller All places are not created equal. In this groundbreaking book, Richard Florida shows that where we live is increasingly a crucial factor in our lives, one that fundamentally affects our professional and personal prospects. As well as explaining why place matters now more than ever, Who’s Your City? provides indispensable tools to help you choose the right place for you. It’s a cliché of the information age that globalization has made place irrelevant, that one can telecommute as effectively from New Zealand as New York. But it’s not true, Richard Florida argues, relying on twenty years of innovative research in urban studies, creativity, and demographic trends. In fact, as new units of economic growth called mega-regions become increasingly specialized, the world is becoming more and more “spiky” — divided between flourishing clusters of talent, education and competitiveness, and moribund “valleys.” All these places have personalities, Richard Florida explains in the second half of Who’s Your City?, and happiness depends on finding the city in which you can balance your personal and career goals to thrive. More people than ever before now have the opportunity to choose where to live, but at different points in our lives we need different kinds of places, he points out — what a couple of recent college graduates want from their city isn’t necessarily what a retiree is looking for. You have to find the place that suits you best: a boho-burb neighbourhood isn’t likely to be the best fit for patio man. So, for the first time, Who’s Your City? ranks cities by their fitness for various life stages, rating the best places for singles, young families, and empty nesters. It summarizes the key factors that make place matter to different kinds of people, from professional opportunities to the closeness of family to how well it matches their lifestyle, and provides an in-depth series of steps to help you choose the right place wisely. Sparkling with Richard Florida’s signature intellectual originality, Who’s Your City? moves from insights to studies to personal anecdotes, from a startling “Singles Map” of the United States to surprising data on the difference aesthetics makes to people’s sense of place. A perceptive and transformative book, it is both a brilliant exploration of the fundamental importance of place and an essential guide to making what may be the most important decision of your life.

Living with Vikings

Author: Kirsten Weiss

Publisher: Gyldendal Business

ISBN: 870223808X

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Living with Vikings is for anyone who was not born and bred in a Nordic country but lives and works there, or would just like a greater understanding of the Nordic values, habits and other shining hallmarks of the five Nordic countries.