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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 […]

Racing Through the Season

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The Japanese theologian Awazuhara Atsushi once said, “Cherry blossoms and trees will remind of ambiguous images in which opposites make a pair.” Surely, the millennial tradition of cherry blossom viewing, hanami, is an exercise in duality. The trees’ brief blossoming period is cherished and mourned as its petals flutter to the grass faster than the […]

Spontaneous Interventions

Spontaneous Interventions

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The 13th iteration of the International Venice Architecture Biennale is about to swing its metaphorical doors open, welcoming visitors (170,000 last time!) for three months from August 29 to November 25, 2012, and the US Pavilion has been named “Spontaneous Interventions: design actions for the common good.” Considered the world’s most prestigious architectural event, the biennale is […]

New York Close Up

New York Close Up: Take Two (Snap)!

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The Armory Show and Art21 are presenting a public screening next Monday, June 18, as they initiate year two of the outdoor summer film festival they’ve dubbed New York Close Up. This, the second installment, will take place at Big Screen Plaza at the Eventi Hotel on 6th Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets. The […]

Ron Gilad's Glass Tube Bench

Design Miami Basel 2012 Arrives

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Design Miami Basel kicks off today. Even if you can’t make your way to the Swiss city of the moment, the fair’s Design Log is updating regularly with snappy pieces about events at the fair and a list of Top Picks by some of design’s top brass (such as Ron Gilad’s Glass Tube Bench below, […]

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Mid-Century is Modern (Again)! ICFF 2012

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Adroyt noticed an interesting reverb at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) on Tuesday with a theme that emerged. We’re wondering if the popularity of Mad Men has brought mid-century modern (MCM) design full-on again. It wasn’t just the major players in the style, like Knoll and Artek, showing off their iconic designs; less storied brands were getting in […]

Amanda Nisbet Dazzling Design

Dazzling Design (On a Dime!)

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This evening, Housing Works’ “Design on a Dime” event kicks off at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. Fifty of the world’s top interior designers have created room vignettes with new, donated merchandise, which will be sold for up to 50 to 70 percent off. The proceeds from “Design on a Dime” (#DOAD on Twitter) help […]