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Love Your Style: Lykke Li
Would you buy them?
If you answered yes could you tell me why?
Sunglasses: Shutter Shades For Summer!
Available in a number of colours, this summer the shutter shade has proved to be the biggest competitor for the Wayfarer. My only question is how the hell does one see out of them? If you own a pair can you tell me…”Do they annoy you after a while?
What's Hot This Month at Dorid Designs?
Tay''s Design (autism awareness T-shirt) and Not Ashamed to Be Related to a Monkey shirts.
NEW ON DORID DESIGNS:
Embroidered designs on denim shirts, mens and women''s dark polos, and performance jackets. Cafe Press has added some new products, and they''re available in Obama election products and in the "home of the colossal squid" design on my shop. Look for new products coming soon!
The Tartan Trend
Dry shampoo, your new friend
(P.S. If you don't have any dry shampoo, baby powder works great too!!)
Klorane Extra Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Extract, $14.99 at Amazon.com OSCAR BLANDI Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray $21.00 at Sephora.com Alright, this might sound a little weird, but you can get dry shampoo at Petco. I was in a pinch once and I have this stuff for my dog, I tried it and it works just as well as the human products! Instant Dry Shampoo and Deodorant, $9.99 at Petco
Earth Day: Eco-Chic Fashion
Misery, Not Miserly
So says a team of behavioral scientists from four major U.S. universities, whose research study finds that sadness impacts spending. Specifically, people who feel sad and self-focused pay more money for goods than those in neutral states, even when purchasing the same item.
"The tendency is to focus on oneself when sad drives this effect," says the study's lead author Cynthia E. Cryder, a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. "Our studies revealed the more self-focused people were in the sad condition, the more money they spent.".
"More research is needed to determine whether participants are deliberately trying to improve their sense of self by acquiring goods," adds study co-author Jennifer Lerner, an experimental social psychologist at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass.
The study, "Misery is not Miserly: Sad and Self-Focused Individuals Spend More," was funded by the National Science Foundation and was presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. in February of this year. It would be published in the June 2008 issue of Psychological Science--a premier journal for scientific experiments in psychology.........
Canvas Wedge Sandals
Precise cut for sparkling jewels
Not until they are given the right cut do precious stones reveal their true value. And they only fetch the highest prices if the facets are even and exact. However, the grinding process - which has hitherto been performed exclusively by hand - leaves little remaining of the valuable uncut stone: 66 to 70 percent fall to the ground as dust, while only a good 30 percent eventually sparkle in the light as a precious jewel. But which of the numerous cuts will make the most of the raw gemstone in question? Experienced lapidaries have an instinct for it.
For the first time ever, a grinding machine is challenging this collected experience: On average, it uses 15 percent more of the volume of the uncut stone. The machine has been in use with Paul Wild gem-cutters near Idar-Oberstein for three months, and has already transformed over a hundred lumps of rough stone into sparkling gems. "The machine - a CNC grinding machine with 17 axes - first maps the surface of the uncut stone," explains Dr. Karl-Heinz Küfer, head of department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM in Kaisers-lautern, who developed the software for controlling the machine with the help of his colleagues. "To do this, narrow bands of light are projected fully automatically onto the uncut stone, and its geometry can be determined from their curvature. The computer takes ten minutes to determine the image of the enclosed gemstone awaiting grinding, and sends the appropriate commands to the process control unit. The 17 axes ensure that the milling head can move along any desired path and grind the facets to an accuracy within ten micrometers - the gemstones become perfectly geometrical." For comparison, hand grinding achieves an accuracy of about 100 micrometers, or the width of a hair. Hand-polished gems appear less exact, their facets and polished edges seeming to be slightly rounded.........
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