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Meet the Hewitts: Part Three


Last month’s snippet, Meet the Hewitts: Part Two,  focused on the education and family life of the young Hewitt children.  Now we move on to Sarah and Eleanor’s formative years. 
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Meet the Hewitts: Part Two


In last month’s Meet the Hewitts “snippet” you met the Cooper and Hewitt grandparents and Amelia Cooper and Abram Hewitt.  This brief chapter pictures the early years of the Hewitt children.
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Meet the Hewitts


This is the story of the Hewitt sisters, Amelia, Sarah and Eleanor, and their family. You will meet and get to know them all in twelve monthly “snippets.” We think that Sarah and Eleanor, who never married, were remarkable as independent women who not only were pioneers in the field of design education but successfully pursued their dream of opening a unique museum at Cooper Union. The snippets will touch on issues of women’s education, design for American industry, life in the Gilded Age, fashion, travel, and most important, the early days of the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, now our Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
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Cooper-Hewitt: Rodarte in Conversation with Sally Singer


A conversation with Laura Mulleavy, one of the designers behind Rodarte and Vogues fashion news and features director, Sally Singer. In 2009, Rodarte was Cooper-Hewitts National Design Award Fashion Design finalist and won the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award.
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Quicktake: Rodarte


The making of any exhibition is a fascinating and complex project. This video gives you a sense of what happened behind the scenes in the run up to the opening of Quicktake: Rodarte. Hear from Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Acting Director Caroline Baumann and Curator Gregory Krum.
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2010 National Design Awards: Fashion Design Award - Rodarte


The 2010 Fashion Design Award goes to Rodarte. Rodarte was founded in Pasadena, California, in 2005 by Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Inspired by things as diverse as California Condors, Japanese horror films, and our national parks they do amazing and magical things to fabrics and materials.
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Tangible Tuesdays: Felted Signal Processing


Brooklyn-based design duo Felted Signal Processing creates plush, alien-looking synths and sensors that make noise on contact. Sisters Lara and Sarah Grant combine their skills in art, fashion and engineering to perform their outlandish experiments in “electronic textiles.”
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The Curve of Forgotten Things


It’s been just over a year since the stunning Rodarte exhibition here at Cooper-Hewitt. Known for finding inspiration in unexpected things, the prolific Rodarte duo have just released a fashion film to accompany their Spring 2011 collection.
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Behind the Scenes of Quicktake: Rodarte


The making of any exhibition is a fascinating and complex project. This video gives you a sense of what happened behind the scenes in the run up to the opening of Quicktake: Rodarte.
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Rodarte Party


Fashion Week closed with a big, fabulous bang last night at Cooper-Hewitt where Laura and Kate Mulleavy graced us with their extraordinary craft and design. 
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