Gerard McLean Book Cover

Gerard McLean: A Walk in the Park

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Today on the adroyt blog, we interview Gerard McLean, whose book Monkey with a loaded typewriter: Mostly true essays was recently released. These essays were culled from a blog he kept for nearly a decade, DogWalkBlog, for which he drew a strong following thanks to his offbeat point of view. When it came time to […]

Alexandra Williams Fun Fit

The Nomad Goes Fun and Fit!

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We’re suckers for great design with a philanthropic bent. When we heard about the good the founder of O’Sun, Alain Gilles, a Belgian designer, was accomplishing in poor communities on the African continent where 600-million people live without electricity by providing off-the-grid villages with Nomad lanterns, we decided it would be a positive New Year gesture to […]

Stephanie Odegard Rugs

Nobel Peace Prizes Awarded

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When the Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded in Oslo today, the committee referred to both laureates, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, as “champions of peace.” Yousafzai, who is the first Pakistani and youngest person to ever receive the award, noted she was there to advocate for the rights of forgotten or frightened children; and Satyarthi, […]

Justin Shaulis Holiday House NYC Space, a gallery scene

Gallery Hopping in Miami (in NYC)

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Several weeks ago, I attended the press preview and opening gala of the Holiday House NYC. The array of rooms presented a wave of sensory pleasure as I ambled through the spaces created by some of the top designers in the United States. One of adroyt’s pals, Justin Shaulis, was among these visionaries; and as […]

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Anthony Bourdain: Parts Known and Unknown

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The foodie reality show The Taste, returns to ABC next Thursday (December 4) and Anthony Bourdain will be up to his usual abrasiveness given the sound-bite the network is airing, which has him proclaiming, “Abuse, terror…makes me want to frolic!” Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Marcus Samuelsson join him as mentors/judges so it will be […]