GPI Tweekly Archive: The Design Industry Unites Beyond 140 Characters

Who would have imagined that a single character in a tweet could have so much potential? The design community is taking advantage of the connective power of Twitter by linking their thoughts together with the use of hashtags.  Hashtags are topic-specific labels attached to tweets by simply typing the pound sign (#) within the body of the tweet. Everyone using that hashtag label is linked together in the Twitter feed.  Hashtags helped to keep us informed of specific news, gathering, and awards in the industry this week.

The Elevator Pitch event, a forum of young architects face a jury to defend their designs in style of the TV show “Shark Tank”.  The event has received significant attention thanks to the use of the hashtag #Epitch and tweets by @architectmag . Several prominent designers make up the jury, we look forward to reading about the outcomes!


The winners of Lighting Design Awards 2012 quickly spread their gratitude on Twitter with the use of hashtag #LDA2012.  Congratulations to @SpeirsandMajor for “Lighting Design Practice of the Decade” and Michael Grubb from @Sutton Vane for “Lighting Designer of the Year”.


The LetsBlogOff event (#LetsBlogOff) popped up in our Twitter stream so much that it eventually had us pouring through the archives. We stumbled upon this series where four authors address the question “what is design?”.

New York City’s Design Week seemed bursting with energy as attendees to the Architectural Digest Home Show 2012 fired off their reactions using the hashtag #ADHome2012. This orange bar stool photo was shared via Instagram by @ceo_thenewtrad.


TWeekly Archive is GPI Design’s blog column that updates every Friday to feature innovative and inspiring architecture, interior, and lighting designs that are shared through Twitter within the week. We always appreciate tweeps who constantly refresh our minds by sharing great articles, pictures, and videos. If you have something that you feel like sharing and want it featured on our blog, leave a link in the comment or simply @gpidesign on Twitter. We are always hungry for cool designs!

Image credits: Architonic, The New Traditionalists, Holidaying