The Cook and The Butcher

Have you ever wandered down the meat aisle of the grocery store (or butcher shop when you have the money for the good stuff) and wondered which cut is best for the swiss steak or beef pinwheel you're planning on serving for Sunday dinner? Or... [More]

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Who Has What? Book

For the curious George and Georgette in your home, we suggest you pick up the Who Has What? Book ($11 on sale). This helpful book will help fill-in-the-blanks for your inquisitive children.... [More]

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Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings by Yoko Ono

Outblush Operative Kristen of KristenLovesDesign writes: Let's face it, we all like to have cool art books on our bookshelves and coffee tables. Of course there's nothing worse than having one of these books around when a dinner party guest asks you about your favorite... [More]

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

There is magic, mystery and romance in Erin Morgenstern's debut novel The Night Circus. Celia and Marcos are two illusionists pitted against one another in a lifelong magical contest. She travels with the Le Cirque des Reves, a place clearly not bound by the well... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Chloe B. Dancing Leaves Long Stories Journal

Hard to believe, we know, but sometimes we're long-winded. For times when we should really just keep our mouths shut, there's the Chloe B. Dancing Leaves Long Stories Journal ($9) to record our tireless trials. Cool story, bro.... [More]

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See Mix Drink

Next time someone asks you for a Rusty Nail do yourself a solid and don't hand them a literal rusty nail. You'll just embarrass yourself and ruin the mood of your party. See Mix Drink ($11) has pictures and instructions for mixing over 100 drinks... [More]

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Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland Illustrated by Mary Blair

Those special Google logos have been pretty out there and obscure lately, but we were pretty excited to wake up this morning and find today's was dedicated to the 100th birthday of Mary Blair, one of our favorite artists and illustrators (who also happens to... [More]

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Made in Russia: Unsung Icons of Soviet Design

The Soviet era is politically sensitive, and its innovations can sometimes be under-appreciated. The Soviet Union may not be your bag, but don't blame the cool stuff that came out of it for where came from. Don't hate. Appreciate! Page through Made in Russia: Unsung... [More]

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We're notorious under-salters when it comes to our dishes. Padma, Gail and Tom would kick us off of Top Chef in a heartbeat for not using enough of the simple seasoning. In preparation for our Top Chef tryout (we're aiming for 2022), we've picked up... [More]

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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Probably one of our favorite books of all time, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn ($11) seems to have practically disappeared from modern literature. Written by Betty Smith, this book chronicles the life of Francie Nolan as she experiences life growing up in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. We... [More]

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Essential Pepin

What has 700 recipes, marries French food and American classics, and costs less than 30 bucks? Did you peek? You peeked. Essential Pepin ($25) came out this week! We're pretty stoked about the insane amount of recipes, handy techniques, and DVD we'll we watching to... [More]

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We don't know how to begin explaining a 944 page book in one paragraph, but we'll start by saying 1Q84 ($16) has taken the world by storm. First written in Japanese, this novel borrows from George Orwell's 1984, while creating a lush story that is... [More]

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Liberty Book of Sewing

Oh, Liberty of London. Your prints are always so cheerful and beautiful. Your Target collection was classy and fun. And now your Liberty Book of Sewing ($28) is going to show us how to make our own amazing clothes and home decor. With 25 different... [More]

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Modern Vintage Style

We wish we'd had the wisdom Emily Chalmers offers in her book Modern Vintage Style ($26) while we were registering for our wedding eight years ago. It might have spared us the strange assortment of furniture and knick-knacks that now make up our apartment. We... [More]

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Rude Hand Gestures of the World

You might be amazing at being rude in your own country in your own native tongue, but what about when you travel? How are you supposed to be rude to people when you don't even know how to ask them where the bathroom is? It's... [More]

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The Little Book of Perfumes: The Hundred Classics

Scent scholar Luca Turin and writer Tania Sanchez, collaborators on the voluminous, erudite, and catty Perfumes: The A-Z Guide, have created another olfactory reference book: The Little Book of Perfumes ($12). It's timed and priced to make a good stocking stuffer - but it's far... [More]

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Forks Over Knives: The Plant Based Way To Health

We were literally eating a fist full of Twizzlers when we stumbled upon Forks Over Knives: The Plant Based Way To Health ($8). We've been hearing a lot about this book and even heard there was a movie about it. While we still plan on... [More]

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A Zombie Ate My Cupcake Cookbook

ZOMG! We are soo going to get this A Zombie Ate My Cupcake Cookbook ($11) for The Walking Dead Premier! We are going to make creepy cupcakes and eyeball cocktails and get our freak out on! Seriously, two of our favorite things- Zombie and cupcakes... [More]

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Celebrate: Maybe Yes, Maybe No: A Guide For Young Skeptics

We love to seize the opportunity to celebrate each and every day - after all, the daily grind can be, well, a grind. We're learning that there are many holidays out there that may not have reached "Hallmark" calendar status, but they still count and... [More]

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The Stand

If you're addicted to apocalyptic speculative fiction and you've run out of zombie books, give Stephen King's The Stand ($6) a shot. At 1,439 pages, it's no small undertaking, but those pages turn fast. Read on as 99% of the world's population dies of a... [More]

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