Design flash-sales site Bamarang
closes down

Dezeen Wire:
a European copycat version of American design flash-sales site Fab, called Bamarang, has been dropped by its founders Rocket Internet - Bloomberg Businessweek

Fab responded to the launch of Bamarang in January by taking over another European clone, Casacanda, and using it to launch in eighteen EU countries since mid February. Yesterday the company announced a take-over of UK rival, now Fab UK.

"The end of architecture criticism at
The New Yorker?" – Matt Chaban

Dezeen Wire:
following the news that esteemed architecture critic Paul Goldberger has left The New Yorker magazine for a position at Vanity Fair, the New York Observer's real estate correspondent Matt Chaban claims that the current lack of a replacement for Mr. Goldberger is symptomatic of a decline in quality architecture criticism throughout the printed media - New York Observer

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