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I love Anthropologie because this fabulous store is going to carry The Happiness Project. Yay! I can't wait to see it there. Continue »
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Blog: Megnut
I want to avoid any bold proclamations here, in case I totally find that I don't want to be blogging again after all, but I will go so far as to say: I'm back! I missed relaunching by my blog's... Continue »
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My own experience with generations of students reaffirms to my mind that the latter picture — the uniquely special worth of each person — is the most realistic and the most just understanding of human capacities and talents. Thus, it seems to me, finally, that God and Nature in their creative zeal were clearly democratic equalizers as well as innovators, demanding that the recognition of differences is completely compatible with assured but reflective valuing of these differences. via www.colgatealumni.org Jerry Balmuth, my favorite professor from undergrad, is retiring this year. The Colgate alumni mag has published a talk of his... Continue »
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Paul Rudd may be the most fearless actor of our generation (see also Celery Man, and the full, non-embeddable scene from "I Love You, Man"). Continue »
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Blog: microshack
via www.youtube.com Laughing so hard... Continue »
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Blog: Tech Talks
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I have been spending so much time on the Internet since I was a little kid but I have never been able to blog regularly. I have started many blogs on different subjects (politics, travel, personal, internet...etc.) in the past but none of them were long-running projects. However, last January,... Continue »
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Blog: picoblog
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If I'm already seeing EVERYTHING, how can I see MORE? Is it Google magic? Continue »
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Arriba, arriba! Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and this Mexican themed party is perfect for the upcoming festivities. It is most representative of the roots and customs of the traditionalist towns in Mexico where the sense of... Continue »
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Blog: Design Notes
Despite the horror stories of being stranded in Italy under a veil of volcano debris, I’m still incredibly jealous of the DWR group who just returned from the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Fortunately, our outdoor buyer Ben was kind enough to share his photos with me, and now I’m inviting... Continue »
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The original TypePad interface would be turning 7 in 2010. In dog years that's getting on a bit but in web years that's ancient. So it's time to say good bye. At the end of... Continue »
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Mattel's Barbie is an endlessly fascinating, big tent kind of a brand (and one we've written about a lot here on Deep Glamour). With 50 years under its pink belt and several generations of fans, it's understandable that the people behind the brand would get a little experimental from time to time, especially when it comes to the higher end, limited-edition products. I wasn't surprised, then, that today's mail included a small catalog called "Plastic Fantastic," including a series of Barbie-themed products designed for the serious collector. The $750 "kitsch and keepsake" print featuring the original Barbie? Makes sense. A refurbished 1978 Barbie Dream House for $2,000? That's cool in a few ways and definitely resonates with the brand. But this: A limited edition (Only ten made! And only six of those ten are available!), $25,000 "Team Pink" foosball table? I don't get it. For one thing, "Team Pink" equals... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
Eric Case asked on Twitter this morning... > **Hey music fans, what were your favorite features on Lala?** I love that question -- thanks, Eric! But I'll be pedantic and refuse to use the past tense until they actually shut... Continue »
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I am jealous. I know I have taxed my limited design skills slaving away in powerpoint trying to create the perfect visual representation of social media dynamics much to no avail. Are you frustrated trying to visually explain the dynamics... Continue »
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The Wifi Camera is a camera that takes "pictures" of spaces illuminated by wifi in much the same way that a traditional camera takes pictures of spaces illuminated by visible light. The camera reveals the electromagnetic space of our devices and the shadows that we create within such spaces, in particular our wifi networks which are increasingly found in our daily lives, in coffee shops, offices and homes throughout cities of the developed world. via wificamera.propositions.org.uk Continue »
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Last October, Anil and I terminated our first and very much wanted pregnancy after confirming a prenatal diagnosis of Trisomy 21. This week I would have been 40 weeks pregnant. There are many couples who've traveled the same heartbreaking path... Continue »