Tom Groves

Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (23 of 31)
Location: New York, NY United States
Birthday: 18 Mar


Top Reviewer Ranking: 246,683 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 31
Kela Swing 18031 Umbrella Stand Matted Stainless S&hellip by Kela
Really disappointed with this purchase. It came (very badly packaged) with a dent in the side (unsurprisingly given the lack of any protective material inside the box). And its lightweight and low quality with more of a plasticky feel than steel. I'd have returned it even if it weren't damaged, and I'll generally put up with most things rather than go through the hassle of sending something back
Bohemian Bamboo Pestemal with Blue Stripes on Ecru&hellip by Turkish Towel Store
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
...but the product itself is, according to the invoice, 100% cotton.

So probably not all that much bamboo.

It would've got a 1 star review on that basis, but it feels ok, better than some other cotton towels I've also bought, so I upgraded it a star for that.
The Fundamentals of Drawing: A Complete Profession&hellip by Barrington Barber
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, 16 Jun 2013
I picked this book up along with Donna Krizek's "Compendium of Drawing Techniques" in a quick "have to use these vouchers up before they expire" shopping trip. Unlike the DK book, which I really enjoyed, I thought this one was dreadful.

The advice is generic, vague, worthless ("don't worry if you go wrong - have another go" is a constant refrain but given that there's very little detailed explanation of HOW to do anything, you're likely to go wrong an awful lot and not know why) and often even contradictory (P94 "Attention to detail is important...don't put in more leaves than are actually there, or too few." followed a couple of paragraphs later by "It is not necessary to count… Read more

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