The tradition of decorating eggs dates back tens of thousands of years, and yet for Czar Alexander III, there was always one problem: Eggs simply weren’t built to last. So in 1885 he hired the Russian goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé to stop time. The resulting bejeweled masterpiece, a gift for the czar’s wife, Empress Maria Feodorovna, would come to symbolize our never-ending quest: to render the ephemeral permanent, to embellish nature and interpret it anew.
LIKE THE EVENING PRIMROSE, the British television producer Ash Atalla blooms in the dark: sitting at a low table in London’s Groucho Club, the soft light glinting off a bottle of Saint-Émilion; traversing the macadam midnight streets of Islington; slipping on an ebony velvet suit jacket en route to a dinner party. He knew his favorite color was gray when he was 5. “I think brightness is a bit overrated,” he says. “If I could paint the world a nice, dark, comforting gray, I would.
While it has become ordinary for Western designers to jet to the East for inspiration (and the less-expensive work of skilled craftsmen), Barkowski approaches her work differently: Having embedded herself deep in Southeast Asia and Northern Africa, she doesn’t merely infuse her designs with exotic elements. She begins with the techniques themselves, whether stitching or motifs or fabrics. “To my mind, this only works if you live in the place,” she says.
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".