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bookofjoe
'World's most popular blogging anesthesiologist'
Interests: music, food, history, running, art, design, solitude, edges, space, origins, comfort, movies, books, philosophy, football, architecture, silence, quantum, boundaries, time, future, intensity
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From New Light on Psychology (1905). [via Broadsheet.ie] Continue reading
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"One size fits all." $20.09. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
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The haute couture fashion photographer captured birds of an entirely different feather. [via Colossal and Broadsheet.ie] Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at bookofjoe
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"... A 25-foot roll of working chalkboard paper that can be used to draw on, write down place settings, label foods, jot down messages, or play games like tic-tac-toe when bored in between courses." $34. [via The Green Head] Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at bookofjoe
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Last month Tokyo's Narita Airport opened Terminal 3, a facility designed exclusively to service low cost carriers. Blue lanes indicate departures and red lanes are for arrivals. [via Spoon & Tamago] Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••• At approximately 10 times the size of standard playing cards, these King Size cards feature the same semi-gloss coating and texture as traditional playing cards. Each of the 52 cards (plus 2 jokers) is printed in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at bookofjoe
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Nowadays when we order takeout we open an app, push a few buttons, and 30 minutes later someone shows up on a motorcycle with your food. But in the olden days in Japan it was obviously a bit different. Demae,... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at bookofjoe
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The instant this appeared on my screen I thought "Flautist!" Now what does that say about her — and me? Never mind. From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Iyashi Octopus Sucker Massage is one of the most unique massage tools we've... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Photograph by Cecil Beaton. [via History in Pictures] Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at bookofjoe
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It's hard to prove a negative, isn't it? £12.99. Judge for yourself. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at bookofjoe
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The headline up top — along with a picture of a cat — was also the boldface headline of an ad that appeared one day last week alongside a New York Times article (not about cats) on my computer. It... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Who'd a thunk? From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• Have you ever enjoyed a scrambled hard-boiled egg? Trust us, you want to. Take the Golden Goose Egg Scrambler for a spin and serve up a perfectly scrambled egg — without cracking it... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at bookofjoe
Posted May 4, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Keramikus is a family of kitchen knives made of black ceramic and fitted with faceted handles. The family consists of three knives of various size, shape and purpose: Vegetus for paring, Usubus for slicing and chopping,... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From thekitchn: ••••••••••••••••••••• Paprika is considered the national spice of Hungary and it appears in the country's most celebrated dish, goulash. Hungarian paprika is made from peppers that are harvested and then sorted, toasted, and blended to create different varieties.... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Tamago-maki Egg Roll Sushi Towel has an original and very "Japanese" design that will make you or your kid the envy of anyone who spots you holding the unique item. It looks just like a... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at bookofjoe
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Create fun sand sculptures at the beach or in a sandbox. This funnel has one chamber for sand and one chamber for water that combine the two at the tip as droplets of falling wet sand... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at bookofjoe
Frightening doesn't begin to describe what happened Saturday at 17,000 feet. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Just the thing for when you're at a loss for words: "a tie with imprinted speech that suits all occasions." Made in Iceland by Stefán Pétur Sólveigarson. $80. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at bookofjoe
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Anthony Doerr's 2014 novel , a finalist for the National Book Award, is the best book I've read so far this year: in my current less than optimal state of mind and being, I've read way more than a hundred.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at bookofjoe
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What's not to like? $229.95. [via 7 Gadgets] Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at bookofjoe
Up top, the title of Kathryn Shulz's April 13, 2015 New Yorker piece, an elegant exploration of a topic most everyone has fantasized about at one time or another. From the piece: ••••••••••••••••••••••••• ... just what is invisibility? Is it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at bookofjoe
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From the website: •••••••••••••••••••••• Expand your lung capacity with the Long Piropiro Lung Exercise Tool, a unique fitness tool that stretches up to 1 meter when you blow into it. If you are hard of breath or feel the cold... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at bookofjoe
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This Norwegian author, 46, whose six-part novel/memoir made him instantly famous in his home country when the first volume appeared in 2009 — over 500,000 copies of his books have been sold there, in a country whose population is about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at bookofjoe