Making Stuff and Doing Things

"An almanac of do-it-yourself projects for cheap, healthy living with a punk rock sensibility"--

Making Stuff and Doing Things

Making Stuff and Doing Things is probably the most useful book on the planet. It's been called more important than the Bible. It's an indispensable handbook full of basic life skills for the young punk or activist, or for anyone else who's just trying to get stuff done - without having to have loads of money. The book started as a '90s zine with dozens of contributors setting down the most important skills they knew in concise, often hand-written pages. If you want to do it all yourself or do it together, this book has it all. Honestly, you'll never be bored again.

Get a Job Making Stuff to Sell

Do you enjoy using your creativity to make something new? What if you could
turn those skills into cash? good news: you can go into business making and
selling items that people want—from sports flags to fancy phone covers. This
book will ...

Get a Job Making Stuff to Sell

Do you enjoy using your creativity to make something new? What if you could turn those skills into cash? Good news: You can go into business making and selling items that people want—from sports flags to fancy phone covers. This book will show you the ins and outs of each moneymaking venture and give you the tips and tricks you need to get started.

The Plenitude

" And in this book--at once cartoon treatise, autobiographical reflection, and practical essay in moral philosophy--he tells us how to understand and live with it.

The Plenitude

Lessons from and for the creative professions of art, science, design, and engineering: how to live in and with the Plenitude, that dense, knotted ecology of human-made stuff that creates the need for more of itself. We live with a lot of stuff. The average kitchen, for example, is home to stuff galore, and every appliance, every utensil, every thing, is compound--composed of tens, hundreds, even thousands of other things. Although each piece of stuff satisfies some desire, it also creates the need for even more stuff: cereal demands a spoon; a television demands a remote. Rich Gold calls this dense, knotted ecology of human-made stuff the "Plenitude." And in this book--at once cartoon treatise, autobiographical reflection, and practical essay in moral philosophy--he tells us how to understand and live with it. Gold writes about the Plenitude from the seemingly contradictory (but in his view, complementary) perspectives of artist, scientist, designer, and engineer--all professions pursued by him, sometimes simultaneously, in the course of his career. "I have spent my life making more stuff for the Plenitude," he writes, acknowledging that the Plenitude grows not only because it creates a desire for more of itself but also because it is extraordinary and pleasurable to create. Gold illustrates these creative expressions with witty cartoons. He describes "seven patterns of innovation"--including "The Big Kahuna," "Colonization" (which is illustrated by a drawing of "The real history of baseball," beginning with "Play for free in the backyard" and ending with "Pay to play interactive baseball at home"), and "Stuff Desires to Be Better Stuff" (and its corollary, "Technology Desires to Be Product"). Finally, he meditates on the Plenitude itself and its moral contradictions. How can we in good conscience accept the pleasures of creating stuff that only creates the need for more stuff? He quotes a friend: "We should be careful to make the world we actually want to live in."

Relevance

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Relevance

After years studying remarkable companies and speaking to some of the most influential leaders around, Tim Manners has discovered a solution to the marketing woes of many brands. Stop worrying about demographics, fads, and cutting-edge advertising. Instead, focus on relevance. Manners shares how the best of the best create solutions to their customers’ problems and help them live happier lives. You’ll learn how: Levi’s reasserted relevance when it created wardrobe solutions for men. Dunkin’ Donuts stopped trying to mimic the look and feel of Starbucks and found success by delivering a simple, quick cup of joe. Hasbro reinvented board games for today’s time-pressed consumers. Kleenex’s new germ-fighting tissues helped keep the company relevant by turning a useful product into a necessary one. Staples stopped wasting its shoppers’ time with extraneous products. Nintendo’s simple design for the Wii appealed to consumers of all ages and game designers alike, allowing it to outsell its competitors. The path to sustainable growth for your brand begins with designing meaningful solutions and providing them when and where people need them most. Relevance will teach you how to become—and remain—indispensable.

Making Stuff for Kids

Fifty-eight craft projects for children.

Making Stuff for Kids

Fifty-eight craft projects for children.

Elemental Change

It helps us think about what change is and means, how we prepare for it and what we do to make it successful. It may just be the most readable book about change yet.

Elemental Change

'You never step in the same river twice.' Our intensely interconnected world never stops evolving. Amid the chaos of intended and unexpected consequences we're expected to lead a change initiative. We have to learn fast, as its already started. This highly practical, human and humorous book shows us how to makes complex change attainable - organizational, professional or personal - whether you have years of experience or are facing your first major challenge. It helps us think about what change is and means, how we prepare for it and what we do to make it successful. It may just be the most readable book about change yet.

Science Because Figuring Things Out Is Better Than Making Stuff Up Notebook

This Science notebook is extra large (8.5 x 11) inches and has lined pages. White paper and 130 pages in total.

Science Because Figuring Things Out Is Better Than Making Stuff Up Notebook

This Science notebook is extra large (8.5 x 11) inches and has lined pages. White paper and 130 pages in total.

Usable Usability

Usable Usability


Making Stuff

Craft/Hobbies

Making Stuff

Craft/Hobbies