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Christmas Gift Ideas

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by davewill, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    Come on then, someone has to kick things off, what does everyone want for Christmas?

    I am in the fortunate position where I dont need anything so Im trying to think of some things I would like (books,films,equipment). I really want to get into web design but I have no clue where to start so if anyone could recommend any books/online tutorials I could ask for then that would be excellent. My knowledge level is non existent!

    What is on everyone elses Christmas list?
     
  2. A few design books
    A silicone loaf tin
    Nice white T-shirts
    Sub to Design Week
    Big sketch pad
    Socks
     
  3. wac

    wac Senior Member

    Microsoft Kinect
    A full set of Pantones
    The Pantone Mugs!
    A 3D television
    Peace on earth and good will to men (and women)
     
  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Christmas List (well things I want really)

    Nexus S (or whatever it's called) if it's the rumoured dual core cpu, they just need to release the thing
    Asus EP121 slate/laptop but thats not out till January :(
    Sonos Setup
    Draytek 802.11n SoHo Router and Access Point
    Loads of Anime and Movies
    Nendoroids
    Kokeshi
    and loads of Pocky :)
    Loads more stuff but that will do for here, although I'm not really expecting any for Christmas as it's more about spending time with your family :)
     
  5. The main thing I miss about my old job at a Japanese electronics company!
     
  6. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    What is a Pocky if you dont mind me asking chaps?

    And a silicone loaf tin lee? thats an odd one!
     
  7. Dave, have you tried removing a hot, fresh loaf from a metal tin? It can tear and destroy the loaf - a silicone one just pops it out!

    Pocky
     
  8. Tom Sound

    Tom Sound Active Member

    Was it the outfit you wanted really?

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    :D
     
  9. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Pocky is yummy pretzel/biscuit style sticks with 4/5 covered in chocolate. The closest thing we have in the UK is mikado but they taste slightly different, even though they're produced under license
     
  10. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    ahh nice, sounds delicious! I love pretzels covered in most toppings! Anyone recommend a web design for beginners book btw?
     
  11. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    I fancy another pair of trainers... either black or blue. Or white. Maybe green...
     
  12. Wee Jimmy

    Wee Jimmy Senior Member

  13. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

  14. mcskillz

    mcskillz Member

  15. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    Anyone read 'Things I have learned in my life so far' by stefan sagmeister?
    Or
    How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer by Debbie Millman?

    I'm thinking of asking for some design books for Christmas but I need help! They are not cheap so don't want people to waste their money on crap!

    Advice on decent books for graphic designers anyone?
     
  16. mcskillz

    mcskillz Member

    how to be a graphic designer without losing your soul - really love it!
    no more rules: graphic design and postmodernism - nice coffee table book
     
  17. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    Thanks Jamie, Ive already got "How to be a graphic designer..." Ill check out no more rules
     
  18. mcskillz

    mcskillz Member

    LOGO is pretty sweet too.
     
  19. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    Thanks Jamie.
    anyone got Adrian Shaughnessy's latest book Graphic Design: A users manual?
     
  20. Soprano

    Soprano Member

    I bought Stefan Sagmeisters book a few months ago, had wanted it for absolutely ages!

    Still haven't read it! Ha :(

    I saw this in a recent Computer Arts issue that I like the look of, I love other peoples sketchbooks and can spend ages in uni looking through everyone elses, I find it fascinating to see how other people work! So that's definitely on my list for christmas!

    Also when it comes to buying books I like to look through them to get an idea of how good it is/isn't, so just pop into the bookshop and have a flick through. Or see if Google books has a preview of the book you're after - similarly sometimes Amazon offer a "look inside" option.
     

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