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The Product Nutrition Label Revealed: Q+A with Joe Gebbia

Posted by Alan Rapp, on Tuesday July 13, 2010

Joe Gebbia is a San Francisco-based industrial designer and self-described “designtrepreneur,” as well as founding partner of the green materials consultancy Ecolect. 

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The Product Nutrition Label Revealed: Q+A with Joe Gebbia

Posted by Alan Rapp, on Tuesday July 13, 2010

Joe Gebbia is a San Francisco-based industrial designer and self-described “designtrepreneur,” as well as founding partner of the green materials consultancy Ecolect. 

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Goodbye Parking Meter, Hello NYC Hoop

Posted by Laura Forde, on Monday July 12, 2010

Janette Sadik-Khan, New York’s Transportation Commissioner, has transformed the city’s streetscape—ostensibly a change that directly impacts every resident and visitor to New York. 

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Goodbye Parking Meter, Hello NYC Hoop

Posted by Laura Forde, on Monday July 12, 2010

Janette Sadik-Khan, New York’s Transportation Commissioner, has transformed the city’s streetscape—ostensibly a change that directly impacts every resident and visitor to New York. In less than three years, the New York City Department of Transportation has added hundreds of miles of bike lanes and dozens of pedestrian plazas.

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Green Burials: Recycling our Loved Ones

Posted by Angela Riechers, on Friday July 09, 2010

Over the next two weeks on the Cooper-Hewitt Design Blog, students from an interdisciplinary graduate-level course on the Triennial taught by the Triennial curatorial team blog their impressions and inspirations of the current exhibition,‘Why Design Now?’.

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Students Blog the Triennial

Posted by Matilda McQuaid, on Thursday July 08, 2010

This past Spring before the Triennial opened, we taught an interdisciplinary graduate-level course offered to MA students in Cooper-Hewitt’s Decorative Arts and Design History program and MFA students in the School of Visual Arts new Design Criticism program.

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Watt Watchers

Posted by Jenny Florence, on Thursday July 08, 2010

The PSA’s have been espousing “The More You Know” for two decades, and the designers in this year’s Triennial agree. Some of their most innovative designs are about becoming a little more aware of our nasty consumption habits.

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Learning Interaction Design

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Friday July 02, 2010

The Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design offers a sophisticated post-experience program in interaction design, attracting students from Denmark and all over the world, as well as consulting with companies and organizations. 

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Flying Liveries

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Wednesday June 30, 2010

When did you first see the Alitalia livery? It was designed by Walter Landor in 1967, working from his original headquarters, a retired ferryboat moored in San Francisco called The Klamath.

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Trove’s Treasures

Posted by Debbie Ahn, on Tuesday June 29, 2010

Trove founders Jee Levin and Randall Buck invited Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Watch Members to their environmentally responsible wallcovering atelier for a private visit.

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