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Posts Tagged ‘Craig Newmark’

Another Award for Luke Hayman; Another Reason for You to Hate Him

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We have to tell you we’re getting pretty sick of Luke Hayman‘s annoying ability to garner awards from all corners of the earth. Not to mention his dashing good looks. But in the spirit of supporting the design community, we feel compelled to pass along the next in his unbelievable string of honors.

On October 4, Hayman will be honored at mediabistro.com’s 10th Anniversary Party, where 10 people from 10 disciplines will receive the prestigious Golden Boa Award, which sounds like either the top seed in a drag queen competition or a deadly venomous viper.

Among the other honorees are some people we like, too:

Dean Baquet, New York Times
Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report
Adam Davidson, NPR
Jane Friedman, HarperCollins
Scott Goodson, Strawberry Frog
Tyler Hicks, New York Times
Adam Moss, New York Magazine
Craig Newmark, Craigslist
Ken Sunshine, Sunshine, Sachs & Associates

Congrats everyone, may you all look good in feathers.

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Print’s Party Was Packed, But Ours Had Craig Newmark

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Although we were nearly deterred by the swamplike streets of Little Italy (don’t tell us to get over it, we’re from Los Angeles), many braved the overflowing gutters to check out Print’s New Visual Artists last Thursday night in NY. The roster of 20 very international artists–all under 30–and hundreds of their new best friends packed into the superskinny Groupe space on Elizabeth Street and toasted each other with two flavors of vodka–huckleberry (pretty good) or peach caffeinated (dangerous).

Among the wet and well-dressed were Print editor Joyce Rutter Kaye looking glamorous in a blue silky top, Leif Parsons, looking tall, and bespectacled Debbie Millman (heading home to prep for her show with Barbara Kruger the next day). Print staffers Emily Gordon and Lindsay Ballant were both busy playing hostess. We congratulated 2007 inductee Kevin Smith and past honoree Rob Giampietro, who informed us that Rudy VanderLans was in town for a photo show at Park Avenue Armory.

Print contributors Alice Twemlow and David Womack nodded their heads to the strains of almost-too-old school hip hop, although, really, how can you go wrong with “Cool It Now“? We gazed at Jane art director Jeff Glendenning‘s t-shirt but couldn’t quite place it until he told us he used to work at the NYT Magazine…oh yeah, that one. Afterwards we ducked around the corner for fresh-n-fruity drinks at Cafe Habana with Khoi Vinh, Aviva Michaelov and Brian Rea, and we were later joined by the delightfully-bookish Rodrigo Corral.

It was much drier the next evening when we gathered around the koi ponds and cocaine-fabulous decor of Chinatown Brasserie (Seriously, mirrored club chairs? No.) for the mediabistro.com party, where more than a few mai tais were tossed back by familiar faces that included Adam Greenfield, Liz Danzico, Rachel Abrams, Sam Potts and Louise Ma (later we collected Allan Chochinov and Emma Presler). Man-of-the-hour was a toss up between a jovial Craig Newmark (of List fame) or Jesse Kirshbaum, who is now the proud owner of the first-ever UnBeige shirt. Even though he had absolutely no idea what we wrote about.

Yes, the New Yorker’s Having an Innovation Conference, and Yes, the Irony Is Killing Us

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Eustace Tilly might as well be getting LASIK. With a lineup that’s plucked from the design and technology conferences of the past year, the New Yorker Conference/2012: stories from the near future is rallying to be a heavyweight for those of the innovation persuasion:

“It’s the ultimate insider’s look at the works in progress that will shape our world, from boardrooms to courtrooms, from biology labs to design studios.”

Design studios indeed: Yves & Curls will be in attendance, as will be Miss Zaha, plus our interactive angels Will Wright and Craig Newmark. You even get to hang out at the IAC/InterActiveCorp building “designed by Frank Gehry.

And all this can be yours for the low price of $1200, but think about it this way: That’s $600 to hang out with David Remnick and $600 for Malcolm Gladwell. Not sold? Watch the video. They talk about Google!