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Tonight! Thomas Geisler

Posted by Micah Walter, on Tuesday December 14, 2010

Water carafes decorated with the outlines of Austrian lakes, rivers and glaciers, designed by Mark Braun for Lobmeyer. Exhibited at Vienna Design Week 2010.

Tonight at the Cooper-Hewitt, Thomas Geisler will speak about contemporary design work in Austria, including Viennese tableware, 20th century and contemporary design.

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The World According to Paula Scher

Posted by Debbie Ahn, on Monday December 13, 2010

We’re excited about Paula Scher’s limited-edition print of The World as part of Cooper-Hewitt’s Limited Editions in Design program. Released by our friends at 20×200 and based on her gorgeous maps series—these prints are now available! 

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Studio Visit to Selldorf Architects

Posted by Debbie Ahn, on Friday December 10, 2010

Selldorf Architects, located at Manhattan’s Union Square, recently opened their studio to Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Watch Members.

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Design Destination: Miami 2010

Posted by Debbie Ahn, on Thursday December 09, 2010

Design Watch Members from across the nation – Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Tampa, New York, and Miami – gathered for an action-packed week of design in Miami.


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Crowdsourced Crochet

Posted by Katie Shelly, on Thursday December 09, 2010

You’ve heard of open-source software. But what about open-source objects?

The Los Angeles-based Institute For Figuring shares the instructions and principles behind their hyperbolic crochet technique right on their website.


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It is time for you to teach the teacher

Posted by Kim Robledo-Diga, on Wednesday December 08, 2010

Were you the kid doodling in the back of the classroom? During gym did you draw elaborate designs on your arm with a Bic pen while waiting to be picked for a team? 

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Today's Tour + Workshop

Posted by Caroline Payson, on Wednesday December 08, 2010

Some great snapshops from today's Target Design K12 program.

This group from the Saint Ignacius Loyola School had a blast at their workshop, focused on Communications and Social Networking.


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Design Miami Highlights

Posted by Caroline Baumann, on Monday December 06, 2010

Lisa Roberts, Cooper-Hewitt Board of Trustees member and I had an exciting time experiencing our very own rapid prototyping at Luminaire—Francois Brument's one of a kind vessels result from sound waves combined with digital 3-D modeling techniques.

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Design Miami: Inside/Outside Day 2

Posted by Matilda McQuaid, on Thursday December 02, 2010

Another day with Design Watch Members in Miami….

First stop: 1111 Lincoln Road with architect Nils Sanderson from Swiss architects’ Herzog & de Mueron’s office.


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Design Miami

Posted by Matilda McQuaid, on Wednesday December 01, 2010

First stop: Moorhead & Moorhead’s Design Miami/ tent exterior. The Cooper-Hewitt group was greeted by brothers, Robert (industrial designer) and Granger (architect), to talk about the dynamic canopied entrance to the design show – a bris soleil of hand cut, twisted vinyl strips that perform a dance of shadows on the ground. 

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