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Architecture critic @curbed. Bylines @nytimes @newyorker @dezeen. New book "The Design of Childhood" on sale now!

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My husband pointed out the Business section story on city mascots this morning and I was like, Oh, I follow that Tw… https://t.co/z3zV7cPEydLater in life Jefferson made multiple trips to Africa to conduct research for her 1973 book The Decorative Arts of… https://t.co/pQSimXDq46
Retweeted by Alexandra LangeReading @shannonmattern on the “Post-It Note City” https://t.co/GDIjZH9o2L (always glad to have one of my tweets fo… https://t.co/yGjpZg2WDD
2/17
2020
@khneori Not to me ...I just love the cover of this book (which is an excellent survey of the pedestrian mall phenomenon) https://t.co/byqBKMUL7a @BruceLevenstein Yes!"We could organize workplaces under a contract that only has one clause in it that would say, 'We’re going to work… https://t.co/JizUjPIowYOne of my name twins is getting married and not only does she have a meet-cute but she put a solar panel on her reg… https://t.co/sJDSNQH7Oc @lmanna528 Awww! I knew you would love it. She told me you discussed whether tweets were reliable sources in class.
2/15
2020
an artist can dream: "He wanted to get rich by making ‘this silly little trinket,’ as he called it." https://t.co/QSzCiwTUI2
Retweeted by Alexandra LangeHappy Birthday, Marion Mahony Griffin! Perfect time to reread this. #marionmahonygriffin Girl Talk: Marion Mahony… https://t.co/rVGVpQ1cmE
Retweeted by Alexandra Lange @LifeSansBldgs Well, I haven’t done it YET but I was invited and want to do it after I finish my book. I need a who… https://t.co/MyUQHCsBItThis is definitely my experience! My experience being that Deborah is the first dean to invite me to lecture at my… https://t.co/lJtxjLNmDTThe whole thing has a strong odor of double standard. https://t.co/T0w3R6XcaJ
Retweeted by Alexandra LangeHappy Valentine's Day to my true love, New York City. https://t.co/pCiMNR67MD
Retweeted by Alexandra Lange @rachelholliday I only get on that train by accident! Moment of horror and disorientation when I realize it’s going over the bridge.9yo gave the movie one-sixteenth of a star https://t.co/WJXx1vEeT8
2/14
2020
And then read @awalkerinLA and @LangeAlexandra extremely timely piece on design competitions for problems that are,… https://t.co/LeY963bOEH
Retweeted by Alexandra LangeWhy are the parents in 9yo class so determined to attend the Valentine’s Day celebration? I hate first-timers.I will be forever glad I got to see this in person https://t.co/IK6oFXvZCh @ZanMcQuade @MTAArtsDesign And I walked back and forth twice to see if there were any Braun products in the mix. (No) @ZanMcQuade @MTAArtsDesign I started arguing with the choice of a sewing machine (in one not pictured)!These are fun ☎️📺⏰ Tech Time Capsule by Jeanette May @MTAArtsDesign https://t.co/AusrbfgSF8
2/13
2020
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Retweeted by Alexandra Lange @cmonstah I got caught up when he said he was commuting from New York! @cmonstah I was waiting for your take!On February 23, former @SOM_Design partner Walter Netsch would have turned 100 years old. To commemorate this signi… https://t.co/Ib71lWhmpM
Retweeted by Alexandra LangeBuckysphere forever!!! https://t.co/8PHhGXYEbF
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2/12
2020
“All we’re asking them to do is to take a 90 minute safety course to remind them they share the street with childre… https://t.co/mvSiaWBqKe
Retweeted by Alexandra Langeone of the most political and strange and radical design movements ever https://t.co/hRuy87ROod
Retweeted by Alexandra Lange @BrooklynSpoke And tourists don’t want to take the Manhattan Bridge! I had to give a guy bike directions from Pier… https://t.co/di71pJIzT4Happy Birthday Mary Quant! Pioneer of the high street, revolutionary designer and all around 👑. Our exhibition abou… https://t.co/kuDJjKAHmU
Retweeted by Alexandra Lange @awalkerinLA What about a bike gondola?My station was closed for a month and now we’ve got turnstiles! I didn’t know where I was for a second. @awalkerinLA I was just talking with @LeoniaBatlan last night about how this city could really use a single plan to… https://t.co/8exG7nKQ5O
Retweeted by Alexandra Lange.@curbed has a new event series called The Neighborhood feat. YIMBYs https://t.co/Ame5MvuLo3 and megaprojects… https://t.co/gpwTqmGXuVWhat she said 👇 https://t.co/B4FYX58QEHCongratulations to Johannesburg-based @_counterspace who will design this year's Serpentine pavilion. The design wi… https://t.co/jZcsL33Lk9
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2/11
2020
@canadamodern I love that! Even better when the dots have MEANING @jilnotjill I have blurbed other critics’ books which is mostly what I’m asked forAmazing job siren! Become the NYT's suburbs correspondent, based in the Southwest. https://t.co/ZNvuFRzqQH
Retweeted by Alexandra LangeToy libraries, or “toyeries,” were once popular, but they fell out of favor in most communities. It’s time to bring… https://t.co/VG1e7zn2FD
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2/10
2020
@cmonstah It was Cambridge? @cmonstah My parents latched cabinets, at least for my baby brother. I remember the exact finger move you needed to… https://t.co/z4QdUnT9B1 @cmonstah My house MAY have had lead paint but those cabinets were latched @cmonstah So tippy! @cmonstah I always thought TV trays were for your dinner while watching TVOne country’s rebellion is another country’s uniform? Headline on this story is "Why do politicians and officials w… https://t.co/gKWRknjTkcFlipping through a collection of New Yorker cartoons I got from the library and this one from the late 1940s strike… https://t.co/vuE3nQV9wm
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2/9
2020
“Trust me, when you're a harried working mother dragging two kids to a restaurant nobody would guess.” https://t.co/VLCLqU1ldR @timothy_schuler I’m happy I have a brand, but I was a little busy at the end of last year and never did itBaltimore is reconsidering a law that bans play in the street https://t.co/RKhnlvJ0QJ
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2/8
2020
@tmccormick @NewYorker I hope you enjoy! Thanks for reading.Reminder: I'm moderating this @ohny panel next Tuesday about the future of NYC's highways! Come listen to me try an… https://t.co/9GOzvVmJQV
Retweeted by Alexandra Lange @TedGrunewald @amandakhurley TBH I hate the top but [cracks knuckles] it will be a fun challenge to advocate for th… https://t.co/r1vgfB2aklRebuilding the BQE is a "fossil fuel project." Waiting until 2040 to electrify the municipal fleet is a "fossil fu… https://t.co/TrMaeNIYPl
Retweeted by Alexandra LangeThis could be us, if we want it to be. ⬇️ https://t.co/qknpLrSJVb
Retweeted by Alexandra LangeI wrote my summary of the draft executive order calling for only (neo-neo-) classical government buildings https://t.co/GyaG2wNFAKI wrote about spaces like camps and bungalow colonies where we imitate freedom in nature in summer a few years ago… https://t.co/SQEdmoVJfp @amandakhurley Put A Column On It“'Don’t fall off a cliff!' Ah, what unimaginable liberty.” I love this, especially since I made sure children’s bo… https://t.co/iT96XJtJgz
2/7
2020
Architects at Play, on view at Brussels' CIVA gallery catalogues playgrounds, huts, arks, games, and stage sets des… https://t.co/Fn8orEiqzI
Retweeted by Alexandra LangeArchitect Minoru Yamasaki died on this day in 1986. Here are four images from the Minoru Yamasaki Collection at… https://t.co/LxQJUH9GjD
Retweeted by Alexandra Lange @sokokyu I think I ate in their food court when I was there in SeptemberIt’s in The White Album, btw, if you want to read it. @neurasthenya Was reading that yesterday, Margaret Crawford’s essay is particularly great @dankois It really is, down to the Japanese stationery store in the basement.OMG she also hearts the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu! I will never roll my eyes about Didion-philia again.I didn’t want to love Joan Didion “On the Mall” because I’m not a Didion person but I do: “One thing you will not… https://t.co/JoY2DW52sdDe Blasio touting admin's efforts to build 300K affordable homes and says it's "not enough" to address housing cris… https://t.co/YHwcbzPHQj
Retweeted by Alexandra Lange @willjennings80 Oh thanks, this does look good @OSaumarezSmith and I’m sorry I can’t be there.I think your small person might need this https://t.co/LsfGrcfenr https://t.co/NDjbiNuY3P @FeargusOSull Gold-plated digestive tract? @FeargusOSull Literal “plop art”Today on #MadameArchitect: @kirstensibilia, Managing Principal at @DattnerArch. Kirsten talks growing up in the ind… https://t.co/1AY9k9ecaX
Retweeted by Alexandra LangeYes @cmonstah! https://t.co/oluz5ou5nK @Ben_Loeffler @kristoncapps As always! @kristoncapps If this even happens, I think it will lead to an unofficial building moratorium because no one will b… https://t.co/lAg830xFh8From trash cans to streetlights, city leaders are turning what should be basic civic decisions into flashy reality… https://t.co/wwrPSkvVgP
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2/6
2020
We're thrilled to announce the 2020 Emerging Voices. Visit https://t.co/AbHhDyb75a to learn about the winners and r… https://t.co/KHtMsyoLLC
Retweeted by Alexandra Lange @PaNormandin @amandakhurley Oh we know! I feel especially strongly as someone who never had any paid parental leave… https://t.co/w5282keXuwTIL that Calvin Trillin wrote an essay on festival marketplaces with the BEST title: “Thoughts Brought On by Prolon… https://t.co/2ZDD8FCjZo @buttermilk1 Thank you! Please post photos.If you exit the 2/3 at Wall Street and emerge into the Postmodern privately owned public space at 60 Wall, you have… https://t.co/0LlW2aohmo
Retweeted by Alexandra Lange @ToddWalker I would wear the whole outfit! And have almost the same haircut.Finland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Health is, of course, wearing Marimekko to announce this https://t.co/uZsgogwIjRContests to fix everyday urban problems create spectacles, not solutions, write @awalkerinLA and @LangeAlexandra.… https://t.co/cy2deoMmwy
Retweeted by Alexandra LangeAnother amazing woman wearing Marimekko purchased at DR! Thx for the reference ⁦@alexagwinton⁩ https://t.co/hucK23PyuFOn Sunday, full-page ads appeared in both the New York and Los Angeles Times with the slogan “saveLACMA FROM TANKIN… https://t.co/rrsmySDSIv
Retweeted by Alexandra Lange @imjasondiamond My reaction was Oooo, parka pants! @JoshLipnik I got to give @docomomo_us award for the restoration of this building! It’s now a Catholic community center.VITAL THREAD for myself and the 5 OR 6 OTHER IOWA DESIGN NERDS https://t.co/GBEpDZlqRq
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2/5
2020
Wowza. According to @ArchRecord, the White House appears to have drafted an executive order that would overturn DP… https://t.co/wg1RC36t1m
Retweeted by Alexandra LangeYou will definitely see me wearing LEGO DOTS bracelets at future events https://t.co/fDrlfIxzFA https://t.co/PGtKnonypVSomething to watch! https://t.co/YpzYLR4WgE #BlackHistoryMonth https://t.co/CdFetWxFyQ @jeffpleshek @markbyrnes525 There were fiberglass versions for kids to play on at one of the elementary schools in… https://t.co/emfOwtOSbgI could spend all day in the Google Books LIFE archives. I particularly love when there’s a scanning mistake, like… https://t.co/HkQbfIgqnv
Retweeted by Alexandra Lange(I regret not writing about Parasite)“'The trash can cost like $2,300! It was German,' says Bong. 'Me and my crew members were like, What the fuck? What… https://t.co/jT96haNgdw @hurryuprachel I saw them on Insta last night (I follow the photographer) and I love them
2/4
2020

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