How to Give Up Shopping (or at Least Cut Down):The Journey Back to Con Neradine Tisaj
The Grab Bag #2: Fantasy Fashions: Selective Shopping & Hand Me Down: Kris Kreme
Within the past 40 years, shopping centres have increasingly formed the European cityscape and gained in importance, not only from an architectural and urban planning perspective, but also from an economic and social point of view. Owing to its rising significance, the European shopping centre necessitates an analytic statement on the part of architectural research. By comparing the shopping centre sector of a selection of countries, this pilot project offers a holistic approach to a better understanding of the shopping centre´s role in the architecture of our cities and the urban structure of our countries. The project is organised in a top-down structure and subdivided in three research levels. Beginning with the survey of two European countries and their 1,616 shopping centres on the first level, the focus shifts towards a selection of 40 sector-relevant cities with 645 shopping centres on a second level, before focusing on eight cities with 124 shopping centres on the third and final level. The deductive analysis of a rising number of basic key features on every research level aims to evidence the constants and variables of the building type. The constants outline the essential basic properties that are considered indispensable for the efficiency of a shopping centre. Again, the variables show the adaptation of these basic key features to the various local conditions and particularities, allowing conclusions in terms of their adaptation, improvement, difficulties, and opportunities. Together, the outcomes of the three research levels assemble a detailed overall picture of the shopping centre sector from the perspective of architecture and urban development, leading to a general characterisation of the building type in the selected countries. From a scientific perspective, the study offers a methodology and basis of comparison for the evaluation of other European countries while, from a practical perspective, the findings can be used as recommendations for future shopping centre projects.
Coupon-clipping Mrs. Frugalicious gets more than she bargained for. After Mr. Frank ´´Finance´´ Michaels loses the family’s financial nest egg in a Ponzi scheme, his wife Maddie does whatever she can to help keep up the appearance that everything is financially fine. When she starts a bargain hunter’s blog under the alias Mrs. Frugalicious, her website becomes a viral hit with a growing ´´frugarmy´´ of budget advice seekers. While Maddie is researching ´´frugasm´´-worthy deals on holiday shopping for teens, Eternally 21 store manager Laila DeSimone mistakenly accuses her of shoplifting. Then her day goes from bad to worse when Laila expires on the floor. Since Laila was a universally disliked manager, the murder suspect list is longer than Maddie’s bargain spreadsheet. But when evidence points to Maddie as the prime suspect, she must track down the real culprit. Can she uncover the truth before police throw away her get-out-of-jail-free coupon for good? Includes bargain shopping tips & techniques. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011868de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shirley Pitts, the eldest of six children, was born upside down on November 24, 1934. Her ´´career´´ began by thieving bread off doorsteps and coal from coal carts. Her father´s bungled attempts at black marketeering and her dipsomaniac mother´s inadequacies made Shirley resolve to be not only a first-class thief but also the best mother her six children could wish for. Before she died Shirley told her story to Lorraine - the story of a generous, brave, and beautiful woman with a huge sense of fun and a love of life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldinton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026230de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Merrill gets healed by Buddhist monks at a clothing store in Malibu, plus the latest from Zantar Mozinki.MERRILL MARKOE is an Emmy-award winning TV writer (Late Night with David Letterman, TV Nation) and prolific author of books including What the Dogs Taught Me, How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, Merrill Markoe´s Guide to Love, The Psycho Ex Game and Walking in Circles Before Lying Down. This performance was recorded at Un-Cabaret´s spoken-word series ´´Say the Word´´, featuring great comedy writers reading their own original first-person non-fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Merrill Markoe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/cabc/090109de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life has been good for Becky Bloomwood: She´s become the best personal shopper at Barneys, she and her successful entrepreneurial boyfriend, Luke, are living happily in Manhattan´s West Village, and her new next-door neighbor is a fashion designer! But with her best friend, Suze, engaged, how can Becky fail to notice that her own ring finger is bare? Not that she´s been thinking of marriage (or diamonds) or anything. Then Luke proposes! Bridal registries dance in Becky´s head. Problem is, two other people are planning her wedding: Becky´s overjoyed mother has been waiting forever to host a backyard wedding, with the bride resplendent in Mum´s frilly old gown. While Luke´s high-society mother is insisting on a glamorous, all-expenses-paid affair at the Plaza. Both weddings for the same day. And Becky can´t seem to turn down either one. Can everyone´s favorite shopaholic tie the knot before everything unravels? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Gray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000196de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, Judith´s trip home for the holidays got a little more interesting when the transfer case in her Mazda exploded, sending flames into the car, and melting her brake pedal. Happily, Judith escaped injury, but she´s calling in the Car Talk forensics team to try to figure out what happened. Meanwhile down in Alabama, June is using her Jeep to off-road--over the speed bumps in the parking lot at work. Is she doing more damage to the car, or her teeth? Also, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Victoria went car shopping for her three sons, and career shopping for herself. All this, a puzzler from the high-speed chase series, and lots more on this week´s encore edition. [Broadcast Date: January 2, 2010] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/100102de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Northern Ireland´s capital, Belfast, nestles in a semicircle of hills, where the River Lagan enters Belfast Lough. About a third of the population of Northern Ireland live here. The Titanic was built here and the dock where that was done has been preserved, along with the cranes and equipment used. Even the offices where the ship was designed remain as they were. Then there is County Antrim, which is beautiful. Its coast is dotted with beaches and rocky inlets. Inland there are nine glens, which descend to the sea. In addition to wonderful scenery, with forests, rivers and waterfalls, the landscape is dominated by spectacular ruins of fortresses built by Gaelic chieftains and Norman invaders. The area called Cityside includes at its core the only intact medieval walled city in Ireland or the British Isles. Facing it is the Waterside area. Saint Columba founded a monastery here in 546. Take a walk along the walls of the medieval city. Criss-crossed by mountains, moorland and inland waters, the Sperrins has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. What makes it so wonderful is that it is so peaceful. Tyrone is the largest county in the North yet has the smallest population. There are also nature trails and forest parks to explore. From the 18th to the last century, a huge number of its people left to seek new lives in North America and there are many places closely associated with them - ancestral family homes of US Presidents and other prominent figures, such as the Mellons, who founded Pittsburgh, Davy Crockett, President Woodrow Wilson and Ulysses S. Grant. Next comes County Down, where St. Patrick settled. He landed on the shore of Strangford Lough in 442 AD and is believed to be buried at Downpatrick. All of the hotels and places to eat are detailed as well, plus the hikes, walking tours, bike trips, boat tours and more. Entertainment, shopping, how to get around, sightseeing and more are described as well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Patrella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022877de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An extremist attack on a busy shopping mall leaves 64 dead. John Tankersley, ´´Tank´´, is tasked with tracking the culprits down. His justice is swift and brutal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Holbrook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022746de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.