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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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AFNY Presents a Panel of Architects During ICFF

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In a city filled with more architectural talent than most towns can withstand, certain events come along that up the ante on architects who comprise a forward-thinking knowledge-base worthy of highlighting. One such event was “Trends in Architectural Materials & Color Design” a panel discussion held at the AFNY Showroom on Monday, May 21st, during […]

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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 […]