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Scenes from Steelcase

Posted by Debbie Ahn, on Thursday May 06, 2010

Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Watch Members visited Steelcase for a private tour of the showroom and sunset reception on the terrace overlooking Columbus Circle.

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Summer in Washington, DC

Posted by Cynthia E. Smith, on Tuesday May 04, 2010

Design for the Other 90% opened in Washington, DC on April 28, 2010 at the National Geographic Museum’s 17th Street galleries, through September 6, 2010. Admission is free.

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Ted Muehling’s Choice

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Thursday April 29, 2010

Ted hosted a group of Cooper-Hewitt members at his studio and store in SoHo this week, as you can see from the Monday at Muehling’s post, giving them a peek at his wonderfully creative environment full of glass, emotive sculpture and creatures from the natural world.

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Monday at Muehling’s

Posted by Debbie Ahn, on Wednesday April 28, 2010

Ted Muehling, curator of Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection invited Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Watch Members to his SoHo showroom for a private behind-the-scenes visit. On this rainy Monday, Members passed the noisy construction on Howard Street, left their umbrellas by the door, and retreated into a haven of design.

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Our Favorite Geek

Posted by Jennifer Northrop, on Friday April 23, 2010

This week Cooper-Hewitt trustee Marissa Mayer received a 2010 Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications, a not-for-profit organization that recognizes exceptional women who have made a profound impact in the field of communications. 

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A Car in the House

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Wednesday April 21, 2010

The poster on the fence outside the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum showed a photograph of the Tata Nano with the caption “actual size.” That didn’t mean that it was easy to install for display in the museum, as you can see from this little movie (filmed by our media makers Shamus Adams and Alex Tibbets).

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Every Child Should Know About Design

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Monday April 19, 2010

I wish all children in the United States could know about design and have some experience of it before they reach high school age, and that design could be an option in the curriculum during the high school years, so that they could be aware of the value of design thinking in solving problems, or build a portfolio to apply for a design program at University level if they want.

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A Resource for All Designers?

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Monday April 12, 2010

As Cooper-Hewitt a national design organization and a part of the Smithsonian, I wonder how we can increase and diffuse knowledge for designers of all disciplines?

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Subway Success

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Friday April 09, 2010

I lived in New York for a few months in 1965, when people were afraid to stand on a station platform alone, or board a train without protection from friends, and there was a police officer in every car. What a contrast from this week, when I rode the Lexington Avenue Express downtown to attend a talk by Masamichi Udagawa. 

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Dandelion Seeds

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Wednesday April 07, 2010

I was surprised when I arrived at work yesterday morning when Pete (Ron Petersen), who makes the place clean and ready everyday, said cheerfully, “Great day for a photo-op!” I had no idea what he was talking about.

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