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Mobilizing Resources

Posted by Cynthia E. Smith, on Monday July 07, 2008

The majority of India’s poor still live in rural villages, while the many living in the urban areas have increasing purchasing power.

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Video: Boym Partners at GlassLab

Posted by William Berry, on Tuesday June 17, 2008

Constantin and Laurene Boym of Boym Partners, a New York-based design studio, collaborated with GlassLab which set up shop last month in Cooper-Hewitt’s garden

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Design Geography

Posted by Estudio Campana, on Wednesday June 11, 2008

Fernando and Humberto Campana grew up in Brotas, Brasil, 235 kilometers (146 miles) north of São Paulo. When the Campanas were growing up it was a small town that was renowned for its exuberant natural features and good soil for growing coffee.

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Straw and Earth

Posted by Cynthia E. Smith, on Monday June 09, 2008

An energy-efficient straw bale house is being built on the Mall, across the street from the US Capitol. Natural builders from around the country converged on Washington DC to construct the straw shelter and a bamboo shade structure. 

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Kidrobot at GlassLab

Posted by Chad Phillips, on Wednesday June 04, 2008

GlassLab was a really unique adventure. I had been to The Corning Museum of Glass a few times and even seen glass blown there, but never had the “on-hand” experience of directing the blowers to create the piece as exact as I wanted it. 

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Slideshow: Glasslab

Posted by William Berry, on Wednesday May 28, 2008

GlassLab, now on view at Cooper-Hewitt through June 3, is an innovative program of The Corning Museum of Glass that pairs its master glassmakers with some of the most creative minds working in design today.

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Summer in Minneapolis

Posted by Cynthia E. Smith, on Thursday May 22, 2008

Design for the Other 90% reopens at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 24 and will be there right through the summer until September 7, 2008. The design solutions will be displayed within several second generation larger Global Village Shelters in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, one of the largest urban sculpture parks in the United States.

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Design for the Other 90% Wins

Posted by Cynthia E. Smith, on Wednesday May 14, 2008

For the second year in a row Cooper-Hewitt wins a Webby, the “oscars” of the internet! Congratulations to our very talented web creator, William Berry, for his amazing work.

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2008 National Design Awards

Posted by Caroline Payson, on Saturday May 10, 2008

On May 8 Cooper-Hewitt announced the winners and finalists of the ninth annual National Design Awards. Each year the Awards recognize excellence, innovation, and public impact across a variety of disciplines, including architecture, communication, fashion, interior, landscape, and product design.

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GlassLab at Cooper-Hewitt

Posted by William Berry, on Friday May 09, 2008

In a very special presentation, Cooper-Hewitt will host GlassLab, an innovative program of The Corning Museum of Glass that pairs its master glassmakers with some of the most creative minds working in design today.

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