Some design studios are so prolific that they can make cult products out of esoteric ideas. The Japanese studio nendo holds that distinction. Founder Oki Sato founded his practice in 2002, and since then, he has been conjuring up award-winning designs, architectural projects, and limited editions from the outer limits. While major brands have looked to nendo for original work, you get the feeling that even the unbridled, mad-hatter joyrides into totally batty territory get the same attention.
Retail isn’t dead, but it is dying from boredom—or is that the consumer? In 2018, it’s not enough for products to look cool; they have to live in a cool setting. Fashion and street-wear brands have been hip to this for ages, with luxury houses like Dior, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton enlisting architectural god Peter Marino to dress their spaces in mirrors, marble, sculptural lighting, and attitude for a high-gloss fantasy experience that happens to have things for sale.
February means avoiding anything related to Valentine’s Day and its steady stream of unrealistic expectations. Real amore means surrounding yourself with good design. We have a few suggestions, starting with a bold premise by British studio Essence of Strength, who believe that carbon fiber is not just for race cars and adrenaline junkies but also Sunday lounging. Their sinuous carbon fiber furniture is very much part of a new design wave. And not far from the new Sonus Faber Aida floor speakers.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".