Small Bedroom Ideas

Small Bedroom Ideas

As someone limited on the amount of space I can afford small bedrooms will probably be the norm for the next decade of my life. The latest post at Home Design Find has a couple ideas that make the idea seem liveable, if not awesome.

I want this room

January 30, 2012 Leave a comment

I found this while looking at Dornob.com, and simply have to say I want this room.  I can’t be sure the clock, which is what I was looking at, is actually in the room instead of being placed there with some photo editing; regardless I like this modern approach to what appears to be an audiophiles heaven.

Résumés

January 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Résumés

Writing a resume for some jobs may be in the past.

Résumés

January 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Writing a resume for some jobs may be in the past according to the article “No More Résumés, Say Some Firms,” at Wall Street Journal and written by Rachel Silverman.  The article details different approaches some companies are taking to find the right employee for the job and that fits in their office culture.  At times going as far to have applicants submit brief videos as part of their job application, citing that it gives them a better chance to see the real applicant.  While I haven’t been through a non-cover letter/resume application yet, I think I would like the challenge and appreciate the ability to showcase my talents in different ways.

Lists and More Lists

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Lists and More Lists

I enjoy reading the lists Inc.com, or any other business, self-help, or magazine website publishes because more often than not they summarize what my family, friends, business professors, or common sense have been telling me for years.  They are like verification of the little tidbits you pick up along the road of life – anyways, I liked this list because lately I have mini-crises of motivation around the house.  It also puts some thoughts on work, and how to go about it, it better words than I could possibly.

Source: http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/how-to-motivate-yourself-14-easy-ways.html?nav=pop

Modern Light Shining Through

January 3, 2012 Leave a comment

I know that I haven’t made a post in months, but not to fret I haven’t given up on the blog – I was just distracted with life and work upon coming back to the States.  To follow the list of recently created New Year’s resolutions I need to start blogging and posting a great deal more on here.  So like starting fresh I give you some modern home design!

This picture above stood out to me, like many interior shots of modern homes do, because of the great deal of light coming in through all of the windows.  It is one of the strongest attachments I have to modern architecture, the ability to easily be asymmetrical but yet balanced with windows and light.  In classically styled homes, or even the salt boxes and cookie cutter homes, the design too often necessitates a patterned approach to windows.

This house above was designed by David Jameson Architect Inc.  and can be read more about at HomeDesignFind.

Modern Windows and Asymmetrical Balance

The America Invents Act Has Been Signed Into Law

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment

I have written posts on spurring innovation and patents, both of which the America Invents Act that was signed into law last week deals with.  The aim of the patent system reform, shifting to a first to file method from the current first to invent, is to increase the drive to develop new technologies as well as simplify the process of granting patents.  While the new system is used by the majority of countries in the world it will be another 18 months before the law takes effect in the United States.  There is a great deal of speculation in the blogosphere and media of the impact this significant overhaul will have, and I encourage those interested to search for some.  Possibilities include the creation of 12 million new jobs or just more of the status quo; however, what actual effect the new law will have after nearly two years will be interesting to see, besides guaranteeing funding for the Patent Office.  My hopes are the both goals of the law are met.

Moderately related further reading on patents and invention I have found interesting is professor Mark Lemley’s “The Myth of the Sole Inventor,” and a critique of his article by John Howells and Ron D. Katznelson.

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