In conversation with Jasper Conran, fashion designer and newly appointed chairman at The Conran Shop. First published in the December 2012 edition of ELLE Decoration UKWhen we meet, Jasper Conran, second son of Sir Terence and his first wife Shirley ‘Superwoman author’ Conran, is fresh from making a speech to 600 people, in French, in Paris, to present his vision for The Conran Shop, as he is now officially chairman of the whole kit and kaboodle.
100 home must-haves: number four. Although it looks fabulously contemporary, all streamlined elegance like a sleek Greek column, the Lyngby vase was designed in 1936, and at the time it was considered something of an oddity, so different was it from the ornamented and patterned pots that were so popular then. In fact, it wasn’t until the 1950s that its modern aesthetic garnered any sort of real appreciation.
I am a die-hard true marble fan. Ever since I was old enough to properly appreciate Italy, I would marvel at the abundant use of this lustrous stone in apartments, shops and any important building of note. When I bought my first flat, my desire was for marble hallway just like those I’d seen. I duly installed Carrara marble tiles (with underfloor heating) that went along the hall and on through the kitchen and into the bathroom. It was a veritable ‘moment’ for me. No other material would have done.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".