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On Resonance, Brilliance and Being Adroyt

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Hi everyone; Saxon here! I have a bit of news today: adroyt will soon be moving into a new era. I’ve been bringing a new team together during the past three months, and as I’ve been composing the puzzle, the word “resonance” keeps coming up for me. The dictionary defines the non-technical meanings of the […]

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Your Fifteen Minutes: Warhol Would Be Proud!

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Marilyn Monroe, by Warhol, snagged more than 15 minutes of fame. Including video in your social media platform is one way to enhance your platform and your SEO. Because bounce rates and time spent on your site are weighing factors when your blog is being ranked, the longer you keep someone on a post or […]

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We Are Adroyt and We Have a Secret!

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We have disappointing news for those of you who are combing the halls of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan today. The long-awaited guidebook Secret Milan is not being released until next month. We have had the pleasure of using other JonGlez Publishing guides when traveling—Secret Venice shed light on aspects of the drenched […]

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Adroyt Labs: The Age of Anxiety

While thumbing through my writer’s notebook as I prepared for a series of new posts for my blog “The Road to Promise,” I came across a reference to an article I’d read in the November 1989 issue of Harper’s magazine. Written by Tom Wolfe, the essay was titled “Stalking the Billion-Footed Beast.” The piece is […]

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Hemingway in Cuba: Thinking (Living) Globally

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy One of my favorite moments in “A Movable Feast” is Ernest Hemingway’s reflection as to how a place can impact a creative being: “…in one place you could write about it better than in another. That was called transplanting oneself, I thought, and […]

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Not All Great Architecture Exists in Built Form: A Book is Born!

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I’m heading to The National Arts Club tonight to hear Hicks Stone read from his newly released book about his father’s life and work. He’s the youngest son of Edward Durell Stone and a practicing architect in New York City. I asked him, as a prerequisite to hearing him speak tonight, how it felt to […]

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Clodagh: Home as an Expression of Grace

In her first book Total Design: Contemplate, Cleanse, Clarify and Create Your Personal Spaces, Clodagh introduced her sensually rich take on aesthetics to a broader audience than she had previously had. Chapters in the book include “The Senses and Physical Space,” “The Power of Nostalgia,” The Music of Solitude: Creativity, Privacy and Retreat,” and “Fantasy […]

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The Zen of Shama Kabani

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Author and social media guru Shama Hyder Kabani For awhile now, one of the hottest topics in business publishing has been social media how-to’s; Amazon glibly recommends over 164,000 titles—a little overwhelming, even with free shipping. Some are “dummy”-style, others are densely analytical, and most are just plain duplicitous. But a few worthies rise above the […]

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Between the Musketeer & Toreador: the Adroyt Salon

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L–R: Ezra Pound, John Quinn, Ford Madox Ford, and James Joyce. In Pound’s rooms in Paris, 1923. Photograph from Cornell University. In It Was the Nightingale, Ford Madox Ford wrote, “I went for a walk down through the dim Luxembourg Gardens of the end of January…I continued down the rue Férou which, it is said, Dante […]

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The Adroyt Salon: Take 7

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“Danger Hollow Sidewalk” from streetscape in New York City. Photograph © adroyt original. We’re keeping it short and sweet today with our adroyt salon question this week. We’d like to know your answer to this inquiry inspired by Voltaire, who said, “I don’t know where I am going, but I am on my way.” On this […]

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Social Media Brevity: A Language a Writer Can Love?

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Lee Lawrie’s “Wisdom, Light and Sound” at the entrance to 30 Rockefeller Plaza: Photograph © adroyt original. We are thrilled to have Emily Hooper guest posting on adroyt today. The dynamic writer/editor who lives in New York City is a graduate of Ithaca College. As you will see from her post about the evolution of […]

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I Wish I’d Thought of That! (Our Social Media Salon)

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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth in the film version of Girl with a Pearl Earring. There are few narratives so brilliantly conceived that they make me jealous I didn’t think of them. Only two come to mind as I’m writing this post: the book Girl with a Pearl Earring and the movie The Hours—each for […]

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The Twilight Zone

It is said we each have 25,000 mornings; how are you using yours? If you are a blogger, the amount of material required to maintain the hungry beast can be daunting. Have you ever felt bereft that you were facing yet another week of creating content each day of the post, feeling ragged and unsure […]

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The Social Media Megaphone

“Inside each of us is a storyteller. We like to amplify. Social platforms and the internet in general allow us to do that. They are a megaphone for your message.” This quote from The Zen of Social Media Marketing gave us pause, leading us to the question we are posing this #ThoughtThursday on adroyt: Has […]

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A Note About Style

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Author Jean Nayar’s book The Happy Home Project: A Practical Guide to Adding Style and Substance to Your Home was released last month and we’ve just had the chance to sit down and peruse the book, which is filled with beautiful photography and satisfying sentiment. “Who doesn’t want a happy home?” the author writes in […]

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Everything and the Kitchen Sync

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I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to sit down with Kelly Morisseau’s new book Kelly’s Kitchen Sync, and today’s the day! Preparing for this review brought me to a startling realization: I’ve interviewed hundreds, maybe thousands of designers and architects during my career as a journalist. It’s trippy to realize how many talents I’ve grilled […]

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Emily’s Post for #ThoughtThursday

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Photo courtesy of Emily Post’s Etiquette on the Web The relationships that are created through social media are a digital derivative of our more traditional social structures. Acquaintances, friends, business partners, strangers: they all have their counterparts online. Virtual does not connote inconsequential. As a matter of fact, the ruthlessly persistent nature of digitized record […]

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