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Meet the Staff: Robert Nachman
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do here at Cooper-Hewitt as the Director of Retail? I oversee the retail aspect of the museum which at the moment, due to the renovation, is focused on our on-line shop as well as pop-up shops such as the one we currently have...
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adAPTing to Small Living
I’ve long admired Donald Deskey’s drawing, Design for "Sportshack" (1940) in the Cooper Hewitt’s collection. When I first saw it, I immediately imagined what it might be like to live in this elegantly proportioned little gem of a house. As one half of a couple sharing our own micro-apartment,  I understand the challenges of paring...
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Object of the Month: Balcony Grill
Although probably best known as the designer of the iconic Paris Metro station metalwork, Hector Guimard (1867-1942) one of the most prominent innovators of the art nouveau style, was an architect who focused on domestic design in many media.  I find his ability to find a way to execute his design aesthetic in many media...
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Object of the Month: Newsworthy
Newsworthy combines age-old techniques with the modern notion of recycling. Woven on handlooms using the same technique as traditional grasscloth, the wallpaper is composed of 100% recycled newspaper and nylon filament. The bulk of the world's grasscloth has always been made in Japan. Traditionally woven from the bark of the honeysuckle vine, grasscloth used as...
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Design Ignites Change Award Winners
By Andréa Pellegrino, Worldstudio Design Ignites Change, an initiative of Worldstudio, promotes and encourages talented high-school and college students across the country to use design thinking and innovation to develop actual projects that will benefit their own communities while giving them a voice on important social issues. The winning projects of the Fall 2011 Design...