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Frederic Fekkai: A Year of Style by Frederic Fekkai
I bought this in 2014 and I didn't think it had worn well. I found the writing and styling dated and shallow.
I think however I'm mainly so disappointed because I had very high hopes, from other reviews. The book has a few nice ideas but just nowhere near as much interesting content as I was expecting.
My Heart Wanders by Pia Jane Bijkerk
My Heart Wanders by Pia Jane Bijkerk
This book feels amazingly special - but it was quite different from what I expected, even after reading the existing reviews here.
It's very hefty - solid heavy end-boards and excellent quality paper, the publishers and printers have really gone to town here. The design of course is just gorgeous - but then it's a book where the design is at the heart of it (and there is a lovely surprise at the end).

However, if you were to buy this book for visual ideas for decorating, however open-minded you are, I think you might be disappointed. Many pages are simply background with a few leaves on, say, or some petals. The words and the personal story are very important here. It's… Read more
A New Earth: Create a Better Life by Eckhart Tolle
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I loved The Power of Now but found it hard to keep in mind and put into practice. This book however feels immediately graspable to me, as if I have already known these things at the back of my mind but not yet realised them, if that makes sense. So many, many ideas fall into place as I read it - from my Christian background, my more recent exploration of other religions, ideas from meditation and climbing and odd things that have simply occurred to me. I find it tremendously helpful in unifying and clarifying these rather disparate influences, bringing a feeling of calmness, and lots of available energy now that the puzzling is - well still fun and creative but less wildly ranging… Read more

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