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Cooper-Hewitt Launches Object of the Day to Expand Collection Access


The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum today announced the launch of Object of the Day, a new section of the website designed to foster ongoing engagement with Cooper-Hewitt’s collection while the museum is undergoing renovation (www.cooperhewitt.org/object-of-the-day). Object of the Day features a new collection work daily and draws from more than 217,000 objects spanning 30 centuries in four curatorial departments—Drawings, Prints and Graphic Design, Product Design and Decorative Arts, Textiles and Wallcoverings—and the National Design Library.
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Shoelust


One of the joys of design is its relentless pursuit of variation ... Shoelust is a blog devoted to a familiar material mainstay: the shoe.
Shoelust, shoes, blog, images

Designing Media - Bruce Nussbaum


This is the second interview in Chapter 4 in my new book, Designing Media. Bruce and I were speaking at the same design conference in the fall of 2008 at the Arizona Biltmore hotel.
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The Daily Pattern


The Daily Pattern is a Dutch blog dedicated to “textile design in progress.” Run by Swiss designer Zara Atelj, the blog collects unusual bits of data— weather reports, economic stats, even inkjet printer glitches—and repurposes them as abstract textile patterns. 
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It is time for you to teach the teacher


Were you the kid doodling in the back of the classroom? During gym did you draw elaborate designs on your arm with a Bic pen while waiting to be picked for a team? 
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Best of the Blogs


The Design for the Other 90% blog is a finalist for a BOBs Award for Best English Language Weblog! 
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Virtual Marketplace


World Bank’s Development Marketplace has started a blog to exchange and expand knowledge about innovation and social entrepreneurship for early stage development around the world.
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CityRacks Competition


Last spring, the New York City Department of Transportation, in partnership with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, requested proposals for functional, innovative bike rack designs that would raise the profile of cycling as both a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation in New York City.
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It's a Book, It's a Blog, Too


Here’s another blog that just became a book: Michael Bierut’s new collection of essays, Seventy-Nine Short Essays on Design, published by Princeton Architectural Press. Sixty-eight of those essays first appeared on Design Observer, the blog that Bierut edits with Wiliam Drenttel, Jessica Helfand, and contributors.
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It's a Book, It's a Blog, It's a Blook


Recently released is The Word It Book, a collection of visual submissions to the blog Speak Up. “Word It” is one of SpeakUp’s most popular and original features. Each month, a different word is posted on the site, and anyone who so desires can submit a visual/verbal interpretation.
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