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 […]

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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 […]

A tour of Dublin turns into a writer's odyssey on the adroyt blog.

Chapter One, Somewhere in the Middle

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On a bright and sunny fall morning in Dublin we were in search of the city’s famed Writer’s Museum, hoping to read some of our favorite prose from the original, yellowed pages. Books and personal effects were organized throughout the rooms of the former-home-turned-institution and its winding hallways eventually led us to the now defunct […]

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 […]