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Women, Charity, and Craft in America


This buttercup-yellow plate was made by Fanny Levine, a member of the Saturday Evening Girls Club. Founded in 1899 by Edith Guerrier, a librarian, and Edith Brown, an illustrator, the Saturday Evening Girls Club was a charitable organization dedicated to the education of poor immigrant women, particularly Jewish and Italian, living in the North End of Boston. As it was originally associated with the Boston Public Library, the club initially served to teach its members about art, literature, and etiquette.
Fanny Levine, Boston, Saturday Evening Girls Club, ceramics, craft, philanthropy

Experiencing surface design


Perhaps you are familiar with his stage sets for Hairspray... Or, you noticed his designs for the 2009 and 2010 Academy Awards... Or, you've ventured to any number of the restaurants his designs have helped make a destination: Nobu, Bar Americain, or Adour Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis New York...
wallcoverings, David Rockwell, contemporary design, craft, felt, National Design Award

Cooper-Hewitt: Scrapbooks and Self Works- Jessica Helfand and Rebecca Johnson Melvin


Combining pictures, words and a wealth of personal ephemera, scrapbook makers preserve on the pages of their books a moment, a day, or a lifetime. Join Jessica Helfand, graphic designer, co-editor of Design Observer, and author of Scrapbooks: An American History, and Rebecca Johnson Melvin, manuscripts librarian and curator of Self Works: Diaries, Scrapbooks, and Other Autobiographical Efforts, for a presentation and conversation about this lively art and its history.
scrapbook, Self works, Jessica Helfand, Rebecca Johnson Melvin, craft, archive, history, panel, talk, long, public program

From Imperial To Contemporary: A Rediscovery of Traditional Austrian Craft and Manufacturing


Thomas Geisler will speak about contemporary design work in Austria, including Viennese tableware, 20th century and contemporary design. Thomas is design curator at the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Arts (MAK) in Vienna and co-founder of Vienna Design Week which has initiated projects with contemporary designers and local traditional manufactures such as J.&L. Lobmeyr and Augarten porcelain, to protect and reinvent this extraordinary legacy of Viennese crafting skills.
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Ted Muehling and Sarah Coffin: Gallery Walkthrough


Watch designer Ted Muehling and curator Sarah Coffin as they discuss highlights from the exhibition, "Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection" in this 5 minute gallery walkthrough.
Ted Muehling, Lobmeyr, Glass, glassware, nancy and edwin marks gallery, sarah coffin, design, glassblowing, craft, craftsmanship, vienna, austria, josef hoffmann, J&L Lobmeyr, tableware, table culture, technique

It's a Magazine, It's a Book, It's a Mook


The magazine Make, featured in Design Life Now, bills itself as a “mook,” a hybrid between a book and a magazine. The smallish paperback size recalls Popular Mechanics from the 1950s
Make, Design Life Now, Exhibition, Triennial, feature, mook, hybrid, book, magazine, paperback, size, format, craft, publications, feel, efficient, resources, Martha Stewart, miniature editions, fashion magazines, print vs digital, virtual vs physical, compact, permanent, eco advantage

The Craft of Manufacturing


On April 19, Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey spoke here at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum about their work as owners of the legendary California pottery maker Heath, founded by Edith Heath in the mid-1940s. Their presentation had everyone thinking about the role of craft in manufacturing.
Robin Petravic, Catherine Bailey, Heath, ceramics, pottery, Edith Head, presentation, role, craft, manufacturing, value, production, quality, product, local, social, cultural, rewards, community, cad, computer-aided design, tools, handcrafted, commitment, environmental, sustainable, business practices

But is it craft?


The makers of Make, the techie-geek D.I.Y. magazine featured in the Triennial, have a new publication out, now in its third issue, called Craft:. This hip and beautiful little zine got me thinking about the craft revolution, which has reinvigorated the lives of design professionals as well as the lives of a vast and passionate general public.
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