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Inateck Mini 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with 1ft USB 3.0 Cable for Laptops, Ultrabooks, Macbook and Tablet PCs, Bus-Powered
Inateck Mini 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with 1ft USB 3.0 Cable for Laptops, Ultrabooks, Macbook and Tablet PCs, Bus-Powered
Offered by Inateck
Price: £28.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it needs to do, 28 Nov. 2013
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Does what is written on the tin. Plug and play, solid built, esthetically fine. Delivery time as agreed. Works at USB 3 speed ... not sure what else there is to say .... it's a hub .... and it works...


In Detail: Interior Surfaces and Materials: Materials for Interiors (In Detail (Birkhauser))
In Detail: Interior Surfaces and Materials: Materials for Interiors (In Detail (Birkhauser))
by Christian Schittich
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £74.95

4.0 out of 5 stars a nicely presented well bound publication, 23 Nov. 2012
In Detail: Interior Surfaces and Materials, delves into the world of materials used in interior design. The editor Christian Schittich stresses the importance of material use and selection, and the decisive role it has in creating remarkable atmospheres. He highlights that in certain sectors like shop design and gastronomy, fit-outs with a shorter life span, designers are often presented with great freedom of scope to experiment at will and use materials to suggest lifestyles and new trends or reconfirm brand positioning.

After a short introduction he uses existing interior project samples of well recognised design firms to explain the use of different materials, and the atmospheres and effects that have been created. On every page explanatory text is interspersed with rich photographic material, plans, elevations or detail drawings of the projects. Every material discussed is accompanied with relevant technical information like density, fire rating or compression-, bend-, contraction- and surface structure properties. Among the projects handled are Zaha Hadid's floor design at the Hotel Puerta America in Madrid fitted out in the LG composite material Hi-Macs, the bamboo plywood use by Erhard An-He Kinzelbach Knowspace in the Multimedia-pavilion in Jinhua and the fibreglass fashion store in Berlin by Corneille Uedingslohmann Architects just to name a few. Some materials are explained more in depth with a few pages explaining dry construction systems and melamine-resin coated surfaces to end the book with an informative overview of the wide spectrum of materials available. Among those you will find all sorts of panels (plaster, timber, metal, glass, plastic, composite, textiles, etc.), tiles, coatings, glass and a very last section dedicated to sustainable and recyclable ways of using materials.

This 175 page book is well structured with beautiful explanatory photographs to suite any coffee table. On the other hand however the editor succeeded to include sufficient technical information to make it an inspirational, useful and informative guide. His project based approach intermitted with specific technical information on traditional and contemporary materials alike creates a read which is to the point without becoming overwhelming. To conclude, this hardcover edition is a nicely presented well bound publication which is a well-worth addition to any interior designer, architect, student or design enthusiast's library.


Interior Design: Theory and Process
Interior Design: Theory and Process
by Anthony Sully
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.50

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good educational reference, 23 Nov. 2012
The book is written by Anthony Sully an interior design educator and practitioner teaching in various colleges and universities in the UK and abroad whilst running his own interior design consultancy.

It starts by unraveling the different bodies, tasks, processes, skills, people, requirements and much more that govern the profession as an interior designer. The reader gets a clear and defined idea of the complexity of the interior design sector and the interior design profession. The author leads the reader though the different elements which constitutes an interior and offers a comprehensible structure. Interspersed with various visual examples and quotations of fellow designers, educators and philosophers a foundation is provided for subsequent chapters.

In Part Two and Part Three of the book a wide range of issues are discussed concerning the human body and the perception of its surrounding. It equally touches on the basic form, the mathematical definitions of shapes, evolutions and movements through time, as well as the western and oriental philosophical interpretations of humans interacting with their environment. It can be used as a reference and starting point for further explorations. Presented in an informative and condensed format it is an extensive list of issues; be it form, dimensions, visual perceptions, theories and much more; which forms the basic knowledge for the interior designer to practice his profession.

In the final part the design process gets analyzed. How is information gathered, ideas created and problems analyzed? What controls the design process and how is it translated into a three-dimensional form or layout? The author also discusses spatial and operational activities within a created space or environment in relation to the common items we encounter in an interior (doors, stairs, seating facilities, etc.) He often draws on notable movements and designers/architects of the past to clarify different design subjects.

This work is a true educational reference. Although the book is accessible to the established practitioner it is especially relevant to students and startup businesses in the interior design sector. It combines the many and intricate facets of the interior design profession and offers great content for further exploration. I am sure it will create to any interior design student a fundamental guideline along their educational endeavors.


Tucker: The Man And His Dream (1988) Region 1,2,3,4,5,6 Compatible DVD. Starring Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Christian Slater... Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Tucker: The Man And His Dream (1988) Region 1,2,3,4,5,6 Compatible DVD. Starring Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Christian Slater... Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
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Price: £5.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good film, bad quality, 23 Nov. 2012
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It is an enjoyable film (four stars) but a bad quality DVD (two stars) hence the 3 star rating. The cover of the DVD is in Korean, so unless you read Korean... Fussy DVD players may have difficulties playing this version. On our regular DVD player it only plays in black and white. We also have a very cheap DVD player on which it played fine (maybe it needs its own kind??)
The image quality is acceptable but not as good as you would normally expect.
I would recommend buying another version.


Mens Famous Cooler Brand Boot Slippers 358
Mens Famous Cooler Brand Boot Slippers 358

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I hoped for, 10 Oct. 2011
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After reading all the positive comments I was really looking forwards to these. I have tried these for the last two weeks but they are not what I had hoped for. On arrival I noticed a seam had come partly loose. It's basically a stich which missed its second half. It is mass -production so these things can happen. It's not a remark I found in the other reviews so I guess I was just unlucky.
What troubles me most is that after an hour or so the seam that runs over the instep (the fur ribbon) becomes uncomfortable. Maybe I bought the slippers to small, although lengthwise they are fine. A second thing is that they are too hot. After a while my feet are just over heating and I have to take them off. Too bad because they are really cozy when you stick your feat in and the reinforced base is a plus. It allows you to take these few steps outside to get to your mailbox without ruining them.
Maybe if I had bought a size up and lived in Norway I might have been fine :)
No complaints about delivery - smooth and fast.


The BIID Interior Design Job Book
The BIID Interior Design Job Book
by Diana Yakeley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £49.95

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars recommended read, 23 Mar. 2011
The book has been written by two longstanding architectural and interior veterans.
It is oriented to medium or large size design practices working on projects with a certain budget. Although the design practices explained should form the foundation for every interior design studio not all may be feasible on smaller projects.

The book is divided in various chapters starting with a preliminary chapter explaining the very basics on how and what to communicate with a client, how to keep time sheets and expense records, how to propose a project to a client and what to include, and why and how to use the Agreement for Interior Design Services (ID/10.) Throughout the various chapters the authors use a hands-on approach using fictitious characters playing the roles of client, designer, contractor, etc. explaining their role, how to communicate with them, what to expect, which agreements to make and much more. The subsequent chapters will lead you through a project preparation stage, outlining the brief, prepare schedules, diagrams and matrices, going on to cover the design stage, the pre-construction and construction stages. In each and every segment the authors set the example on how to do things right in order to avoid problems or unnecessary discussions. The methods and way of working explained will protect you as a designer but equally the client and the subcontractors involved and consequently will serve as the foundation for the smooth flow of the project itself. The reader can also find sections detailing the various roles a designer can take on (eg: contractor, FF&E supplier, etc.) A final chapter discusses payment, the importance to keep a sound cash flow and how to go about handling a dispute.

Overall the book is packed with ready to apply information and can be used by students and professionals alike. It can be read through as a handbook or serve as reference guide when and where needed. It is a recommended read to any dedicated interior designer.


Dremel Glue Gun  (Old Version)
Dremel Glue Gun (Old Version)

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 19 Jan. 2011
Although I absolutely love my Dremel multitool I was a bit disappointed with this glue gun edition.
The body is quite a nice built and lies very ergonomically in your hand. It is one of the most stable glue guns I have come across when you put it on the table and the click out front rest is a plus. It has a led light which illuminates your working area. It's a nice touch. It has a switch with 3 settings: low-high-off with an indication light.

Although the design is spot on and really good, there is one major problem with this glue gun; it doesn't heat up the glue to a sufficiently high temperature (even on the high setting.) This has a couple of major drawbacks: 1) the viscosity of the glue is as such that gluing larger areas is very difficult as the glue cools down to quickly and the squirting action is to slow; 2) As the glue doesn't ooze out quick enough there is a left over pressure built up in the cartridge after you have released the trigger. So the glue will keep oozing out until the pressure in the cartrige has faded resulting in a about 1/3 to half of every glue stick being lost; 3) many hot glues depend on the right viscosity to make a strong bound. Since heat is failing the bound is not as strong as it should be.

I also have a very cheap Pattex glue gun, and although much flimsier built and thumb push glue sticks, in what it has to do, "gluing" it does a much better job. The dremel is safer since you are less likely to get burnt if you accidentally touch the hot melt, but personally I prefer a good bond.
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The Litvinenko File
The Litvinenko File
by Martin Sixsmith
Edition: Hardcover

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A must read, 18 July 2007
This review is from: The Litvinenko File (Hardcover)
This book handles about a true story, the murder of Alexander Litvinenko. As an experienced BBC's Moscow correspondent, Martin Sixsmith tells his finding about the events leading to Litvinenko's murder. As with any true story that handles about the powers on the highest levels one will probably never fully uncover the complete truth. Nevertheless does Martin Sixsmith depicts an exciting and coherent story about the forces at play and the benefits to gain from Litvinenko's murder. He lays down in an orderly structured manner the findings of the different governmental bodies and often adds proper field research findings to it. He manages to paint a clear picture of the information which newspapers have randomly thrown at the public during the course of the event. As a sideline observer I have a feeling the author tried his utmost to stay unbiased (if there exists such thing) and viewed the events from different perspectives. From a BBC correspondent one would expect a newspaper, documentary or scholarly style story but it is not. I was pleasantly surprised with the unsophisticated language Sixsmith used and the read through was as easy as any good novel. His conclusions at the end may feel a bit disappointing but then again he may have left out harsh accusation to protect himself. Overall it is an exciting grasping book, well written and reading time well spent.


Prison Break: Season 1 [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Prison Break: Season 1 [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Price: £7.77

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting series, 18 Sept. 2006
Prison break is an exciting series. Well thought out and well structured. It doesn't start as grasping as the series 24 but as it progresses the heat is turned on. It is consistent throughout the season and unlike the series Lost, everything you get to see will make sense at some point. Some characters play better then others off course but all the main once are well cast and there are no significant flaws spoiling the fun. Plenty of suspense, some subtle romance, friendship, hope, etc. enough to fill a season really worth watching.

5 stars would mean perfect and that would be difficult for a series to obtain. It needs to fill 22 episodes and this off course makes it hard to have every second count a 100%. The series continues and thus leaves you somewhat hanging about what will happen next. But nevertheless it's a fair ending and you have enough answers to be satisfied. On the other hand it leaves more then enough queries around to make you want to go on to the next season. Definitely a good buy!


The Complete Guide to Glues and Adhesives
The Complete Guide to Glues and Adhesives
by Nancy Ward
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not a 'Complete' guide to glues and adhesives, 30 Nov. 2004
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What disturbed me the most about the book is it's misleading title. If you have the pretension to call your book 'the complete guide to glues and adhesives' then an arts and crafts book explaining how to make some x-mass gifts and along the way also explain something about glue, won't do. The book is clearly oriented at the home user who wants to find out a little bit more about glue and adhesives, and wonders what glue to use to stick his pictures on a piece of cardboard. For the creative hobbyist this book sure has its value. It explains the pure basics of end user glues and includes some little projects like gift boxes and paper maché items. For a designer, technically or professionally oriented user this book would be a waist of money.


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