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May 29, 2014

"In the shadow of Freud's couch: Psychoanalysis and interior design"

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From Wanderlustmind:

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"Sometimes an office is just an office. But if you're a psychoanalyst, the presentation of your work space has to be impeccably thought out, designed to foster a sense of sanctuary and privacy."

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"Since Sigmund Freud's Victorian consulting room, with its Oriental rug-draped couch, analysts have learned to use interior design as a therapeutic tool."

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"In his ongoing series 'In the Shadow of Freud's couch,' Mark Gerald, who's both a photographer and a psychoanalyst, offers a look inside the offices of analysts all over the world.'One of the things I’m interested in with this project is showing the diversity within the field of psychoanalysis,' Gerald tells Co.Design."

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"'Not every analyst is a bearded white man with a European accent in a Park Avenue office. Though there are certainly some that are like that.'"

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Exemplars from a slideshow of the offices of 40 analysts from around the world appear above. The slideshow includes the names and locations of each of the analysts.

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Should you decided to visit one, feel free to mention where you happened on him or her.

May 29, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Clip T-Shirt

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From the website:

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This 100% cotton T-shirt features a clip which appears to be holding a transparent (PVC) pocket.

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Use the pocket to store your mobile, gum, keys, or whatever strikes your imagination: the clip looks like it's carrying the item.

Pocket has Velcro closure and there are little holes at the bottom for headphone cords.

The Japanese label Inink is based on the concept of "playing the t shirt" — the belief that you can have fun with what you wear.

Materials:

T-shirt: 100% cotton

Pocket: 0.3mm PVC measures 7.5cm x 14.5cm

Women's sizes: WS, WM, WL

Men's sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Can be machine washed and dried, but please turn T-shirt inside out to protect pocket.

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$59 (pocket litter not included).

May 29, 2014 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Experts' Expert: How to make your Facebook cover and profile photos look their best

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J.D. Biersdorfer's March 17, 2014 New York Times Personal Tech column drilled down on this subject; her findings follow.

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Q What is the size of the space used by the cover photo on the Facebook desktop website?

A. On the desktop version, the space for the Facebook cover photo — that horizontal picture at the top of one's Timeline page — measures 851 pixels wide by 315 pixels high. If you upload a smaller image, Facebook automatically stretches the photo to fit. The site's Help Center says cover photos must be at least 399 pixels wide by 150 pixels high and you may get error messages if you try to upload a picture that is too small.

Given the width and depth of the area, panoramas and other horizontal images tend to look best in the space. If you want to get really precise about the visible areas of your cover image so you can crop and resize it before uploading, the page at https://www.facebook.com/CoverPhotoSize shows the space around the profile photo on the Timeline and how the two images overlay each other. More tips for making your Facebook photos look better are here.

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Maybe I need to have a look at my Facebook page (below)

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and spiff it up: it's been months since I was there and years since I made any changes.

May 29, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: larger than a bread box.

Another: hardwood (most likely oak or maple).

A third: all edges are chamfered.

May 29, 2014 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (10)

Public Records Online: 10 Free Sources to Jumpstart Your Search

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Right here.

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May 29, 2014 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Fragile Future — Limited-edition living lighting system

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Product details:

Fragile Future combines electronic systems and dandelions in a light sculpture that overgrows the wall.

Each module is a visible circuit with lights made of dandelion seeds. The modular system can be built from 3 to 50 modules.

Each composition is completely unique.

Product specifications:

Materials: electronics, LEDs, phosphorusbronze, and dandelion seeds

Size: Variable — each module 7.875" x 11.8" x 3.15"

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Price on request.

May 29, 2014 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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