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Reflecting Personalities: Jewelry on the Famous and Its Impact on Design


Jewelry can help create a public persona, and in turn the wearer can help promote style. Something treasured, jewelry is rich with private symbolism for its recipients, givers, and owners. The jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels has been worn by Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, and many others in the public eye. Come hear a discussion of some of the key jewelry icons of the last 80 years and the behind-the-scenes stories gathered from archives, photos and designs.
Set in Style, Exhibition, Van Cleef & Arpels, jewelry, design, sarah coffin, Ruth Peltason, Nicholas Luchsinger, celebrity, icon, Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy, Grace Kelly, talk, long

The Taxi of Tomorrow is Here Today


Each day, 600,000 New Yorkers hop in the back of a taxi - the iconic yellow cab that is a symbol of New York City around the world. The 2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York's Taxi of Tomorrow, made its global debut yesterday at a special event with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn.
taxi, cab, New York City, NYC, yellow, icon, taxi of tomorrow, Nissan NV200

Cooper-Hewitt Visits Smart Design


Cooper-Hewitt recently acquired several original prototypes and drawings used to develop OXO's Good Grips product line. Cooper-Hewitt curators identified this line for the museum's collection because the products were a game-changing innovation iconic of late 20th century design.
SmartDesign, products, product design, product development, oxo, good grips, icon, 20th century, acquisitions