I blame the whole thing on Alessandro Michele. Ever since the hugely influential design mind at Gucci started slamming down embroidered hearts pierced with daggers, glittering sequin Chinese dragons and roaring tigers on everything from satin baseball jackets to men’s tuxedos, I have suddenly found myself re-intrigued with the notion of patches. You know, those sewn, or even ironed-on bits of machine-made embroidery one could earn as merit “badges” as a cub or girl scout?
One of the things I always loved about covering the shopping beat here in Toronto was coming across funny little shops with offbeat and unusual stuff in them. With the city’s maturity and intensification, however, true quirk is an increasingly rare phenomenon.
When it comes to glassware, I am like Goldilocks. Every glass out there seems too big or too small; too light or too heavy; too ordinary or too ornamented. And then there’s the complexities of the interface. The glass itself can’t be so rustic that the rim feels unpleasantly robust at your lips, so precious that you can’t put it in the dishwasher, or so fine that you worry you’re going to break it by picking it up in one hand.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".