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108 | How to Kick the Building

Asad Syrkett is a design editor, writer and brand strategist in Brooklyn, New York. He currently works at Elle Decor, serving as the youngest-ever Editor in Chief of Hearst Magazine.

108 | How to Kick the Building

Skyrett previously served as the Business Development Lead and ran the New York operations of the Swedish furniture brand Hem Design Studio. Prior to that, he served in various capacities at Curbed, eventually becoming its  Deputy Editor where he directed a portfolio around architecture, decor, urbanism, technology, fashion, art, travel, and issues of race and gender in the design world.

Syrkett works across publications & different forms of media. He has been on the editorial staff for Architectural Digest, Architectural Record and Interview magazines, has co-hosted two seasons of the podcast The Curbed Appeal and hosted a four part video series on design history. In 2017, he was listed among FOLIO: Magazine’s 30 under 30 honorees. 

Although his work spans across written, visual and audio forms, Syrkett maintains an integrity of storytelling that’s recognizable across all mediums.

We were lucky enough to have him on our podcast Social Design Insights to talk about this approach. Have a listen at the link above.


Our opening theme music for 2019 is "Bang Bang" and our closing theme is "Salvame" both by Eljuri from her album "La Lucha." The break music for this episode is "Faces" by Blondie from their album "Autoamerican."