Basquiat imagery on The Skateroom's skate decks.

MoMA Design Store Spring Debuts

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During the preview of the new spring arrivals of the MoMA Design Store several weeks ago, I enjoyed touring the new offerings with Chay Costello, the assistant director of merchandising for the store. I was impressed with how knowledgeable she was about all of the products, not a surprise given the staff in charge of acquiring […]

Miami Dade College, Miami, Oppenheim Architecture + Design

Architecture’s New Form: Digital Computation

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During the Museum of Arts and Design’s 3D printing master class for architects, Gil Akos, cofounder of Mode Lab, explained to the participants how greatly the transition to digital computation will challenge those designing built environments without training in the technology. “This is what needs to be imparted to younger kids in education,” Akos said […]

The Eames chair reimagined as spinal 3D printed sculpture

reDesign2012 Reimagines Eames

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After perusing the 40 reimagined Eames chair designs submitted in the reDesign2012 project at the Textile Museum of Canada, there was no contest in my mind which one felt the most artful: the spinal cord-inspired structure created by architects Matt Compeau and Bi-Ying Miao in collaboration with Levitt Goodman Architects. The organic wrapping spiral that is […]

NBA Finals Hashtags Facebook

Facebook Adopts Clickable Hashtags

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Let’s be honest. It’s not the first time hashtags have been used on Facebook. But as of last Wednesday, it’s the first time hashtags will actually yield something on the platform. The much hyped linking-tool-come-language-trend has been officially adopted for optimized search functionality, so Facebook users can search topics of interest in real time, similar […]

An exploration of Tumblr's demise on the adroyt blog.

Tumblr Topples Over and Cripples New Civilization

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A recent lapse in service from Tumblr resulted in a user infrastructure meltdown, leaving dozens crippled in the wake of what settlers of this social media colony would have called “radio silence.” Due to reasons that have not been released to protect national security, Tumblr was unavailable to its online community for an excruciating 35-minute […]

Global Lighting on Instagram

Instagram: Sharing Your Good Looks

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It’s shameless promotion time on the adroyt blog but we never extol virtues unless it’s warranted: you can trust us! Have you caught the Instagram (shutter)bug yet? We have! The photo-sharing app has caught on like wildfire, as it makes it as easy as tapping your fingertip on your mobile device to send your latest […]