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Whether you want to read about countries, the universe, burgers, graphic design, bars or coffee, it’s a fair bet that Phaidon has published at least one gorgeous coffee table book on the subject matter. Their collection is going to expand to the world of high-end audio design later this year with the release of Gideon Schwartz’s Hi-Fi. Like all other books that bear the Phaidon name, Hi-Fi goes in-depth into the subject matter over the almost 300 page hardcover tome with 300 different illustrations that explore “how, when, and why the world fell in love with the look, feel, and sound of top-of-the-line audio equipment. Hi-Fi traces this fascinating evolution from the 1950s to today (and tomorrow), taking readers right up to the current renaissance of all things analog and the emergence of cutting-edge designs for die-hard audiophiles.” If you love old school audio as much as we do, it’s a must read. Hi-Fi will be released by Phaidon in October of this year.

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You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice.