Curvy is in. While hard edges seem passé in the world of home decor, the soft curves of a rounded sofa are making a comeback. It’s the perfect statement piece that can soften angular or open spaces, adding a certain airiness to a room as if floating like a cloud. Today’s curvy sofa has the vintage feel of soft contours and luxe fabric, yet the clean lines and colour palette feel fresh and modern.
Home furnishings store West Elm is opening a second location in Toronto, bringing with it an added opportunity for local makers. The 16,295-square-foot store in the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood will feature products from seven Toronto-based artisans and designers as part of the company’s Local program. Each location’s shopkeepers, pick the product. Here’s a peek at product featured at the new store. By Debra Norton. Claire Manning is an illustrator based in Toronto.
If you were unable to embrace the sleek, sparse look of minimalism that has been dominating the decorating landscape, then wabi-sabi might be for you. It’s not a decorating style, per se, but more a mindset. Simply put, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection. “We live in the age of pervasive Instagram perfection, one in which staged photos, strong filters and universally flattering lighting reign supreme,” says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy’s trend expert.
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".