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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sir John Soane Museum Michael Bruno

First and Foremost: Michael Bruno Is Honored

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As a company investing great amounts of time and resources creating and maintaining digital platforms for design and architecture clients, we at adroyt hold a handful of visionaries in high esteem. Michael Bruno, who launched 1stdibs in 2001, falls solidly within this category. He was early in the digital design game, and he was intelligent […]

weaving a better future

Weaving a Better Future: One Carpet at a Time

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I first heard of the efforts of GoodWeave through Stephanie Odegard, whose sophisticated taste and determination to create a business built upon socially conscious practices set her apart in what can be a superficial design world fixated upon product creation and sales. The Stephanie Odegard Collection was the first U.S. company to join GoodWeave, an organization dedicated […]

Craig Robins rescued the Moore Building

The Transformer: Craig Robins is Honored by Montblanc

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The mark of a brilliant businessman is his ability to anticipate significant shifts in circumstances as or before they occur. In this respect, Miami-based developer Craig Robins is a veritable superhero. Known for taking down-and-out sections of his home city and reshaping them into vibrant destinations, he first helped to steer South Beach’s revival then […]