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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 […]

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Brizo Faucets Unveiled at KBIS

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The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) recently wrapped in Las Vegas and one of my favorite manufacturers released some sensuous new products when Brizo Faucets were unveiled at the 2014 show. I have this company to thank—along with Paul Anater—for some of the most remarkable design industry relationships I’ve ever made. They introduced me to Carmen […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

An exploration of Tumblr's demise on the adroyt blog.

Tumblr Topples Over and Cripples New Civilization

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A recent lapse in service from Tumblr resulted in a user infrastructure meltdown, leaving dozens crippled in the wake of what settlers of this social media colony would have called “radio silence.” Due to reasons that have not been released to protect national security, Tumblr was unavailable to its online community for an excruciating 35-minute […]

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What Does Pinterest’s New Analytics Tool Mean?

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Last week, Pinterest introduced proprietary analytics for its business pages. Free for its users, account managers can now track how many pins are being generated from their sites and by whom; the number of repinners and repins they’ve received; total impressions and influence; and referral traffic all from one place. While some appear nonplussed by […]