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"Green" Publishing

Posted by kimcr, on Friday May 01, 2009

On May 14, 2009, Cooper-Hewitt opens Design for a Living World, an exhibition developed by The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s leading conservation organizations.

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Video: Making of the Palace Yurt

Posted by William Berry, on Monday April 13, 2009

Making the Palace Yurt felts at the studio of JA Felt Centralia, Washington, 2008. Fllmed by Paul Moore. Courtesy of JA Felt.

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Video: Fashioning Felt on Martha Stewart

Posted by William Berry, on Friday March 27, 2009

Curator Susan Brown and Fashioning Felt designer Janice Arnold appeared on The Martha Stewart Show this week to talk about the exhibition now on view at Cooper-Hewitt.

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Design Trio: Cooper-Hewitt, west elm, David Stark

Posted by William Berry, on Friday March 06, 2009

On March 3, Cooper-Hewitt’s Members (Contributing level and above) joined the private opening of west elm’s newest location on the upper west side. Event designer extraordinaire David Stark created one-of-a-kind furniture and objects from recycled west elm packing materials and catalogs.

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Fashioning Felt

Posted by William Berry, on Friday February 27, 2009

Fashioning Felt opens next week. The exhibition explores the varied new uses of felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings.

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BarCamps to Books

Posted by Cynthia E. Smith, on Thursday February 26, 2009

From citizen journalists to user generated conferences the dialogue keeps expanding. Those of us who could not make it to BarCamp Africa this past October in California the organizers posted video clips of the panels.

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Janice Arnold Sketches

Posted by Susan Brown, on Thursday February 26, 2009

During a visit to Cooper-Hewitt about a year and a half ago, West-coast felt-maker Janice Arnold was intrigued by the form of the museum’s conservatory. Its domed roof and iron mullions resemble the radiating struts of the framework of a yurt—the circular tent dwelling of the nomadic tribes who first created felt.

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National Design Award Winners Are Favorites of First Lady Obama

Posted by Sarah Scaturro, on Friday January 30, 2009

What are two things that Maria Cornejo, Narciso Rodriguez and Isabel Toledo have in common? Well, all three designers are personal favorites of First Lady Michelle Obama, who personally chose to wear their garments during President Obama’s campaign. 

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Study Tour: Design Miami 2008

Posted by Debbie Ahn, on Thursday December 18, 2008

Cooper-Hewitt Design Watch Members travelled to Miami—the hottest design destination. Now in its fourth year, Design Miami is the global forum for collecting, exhibiting, and discussing limited edition design.

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Feeding Desire Goes to Delaware

Posted by Ellen Lupton, on Wednesday November 12, 2008

Just in time for the marathon eating season to begin, Cooper-Hewitt’s exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table is open at the Winterthur, a fantastic museum of decorative arts located in Delaware’s Brandywine Valley.

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