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7 Things You Missed on Social Media Last Week

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Welcome to Curbed's new weekly round-up of architecture and design on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and (god forbid) even LinkedIn. Collected from retweets, intra-office chats, and, well, anything that sent us into a 140-character tizzy, this is what Curbed editors saw on social last week. Please be in touch if you have a recommendation for next week.

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There was a supermoon eclipse last night and Instagram lit up with snaps from around the world. We love this one, by ace 'grammer and architect Dan Hogman, who captured the blood-red moon in its full glory. It was the first such eclipse since the 19th century. We'll have to wait until 2033 for the next one.

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In other news about planetary alignment, New York architect (and onetime Curbed Young Guns panelist) Deborah Berke was announced the incoming dean of Yale's School of Architecture. We are big fans of Berke's and are pleased that the stars aligned to confer the deanship to such a deserving architect.

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Our very own associate editor, Jenny Xie, 'grammed this lovely Throwback Thursday snap of her recent trip to Shanghai, where she laid eyes on new Shanghai Tower for the first time and "fell in love."

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Do you know the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College? It's not one of Frank Gehry's best known works, but it's quite somethin'. Instagrammer Aerol Leonard—better known as @the_arkutect—photographed the soaring, swooping building and has us doing a second, closer look at a lesser-known Gehry gem.

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What's a social roundup without a little interior decor porn? Nothing, that's what. We recently discovered the Instagram feed of London-based Sophie Ashby, whose bio there describes her trade as interior design and creative direction. We have to say, she's got quite an eye.

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It's been a big week for Zaha Hadid. She won the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), putting her neck-and-neck with fellow Brit Norman Foster in the running for the winningest architect. Former editor-in-chief of British journal The Architectural Review, Catherine Slessor, retweeted this lovely photo of a young Hadid with her parents in front of Rome's Trevi Fountain, a reminder that we all start somewhere and that curiosity is as important as exposure when it comes to getting more people from all walks into an industry that is so often drably, direly homogenous. Congrats, Zaha! Here's lookin' at you.

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The sweetest thing: a gelato break with @dellacqua @fondazioneprada's Bar Luce.

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Former Lucky magazine editor in chief (and current fashion executive at Instagram) Eva Chen joined the clothes-minded hordes last week in Milan for the Italian city's runway shows. Chen grabbed a cone of gelato while she was in town, and 'grammed this photo of the generous portion in front of a jukebox in the Wes Anderson-designed Bar Luce in OMA's (very blingy) newly opened Fondazione Prada. We, for one, can't wait to see the Fondazione's new home and grab a gelato (or two) for ourselves.

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