innovation

Festive Foil?


The holiday season brings out the idea at least of festive parties, and, to some, that means putting on fancy clothes and jewelry.  The idea of glittering adornment to dazzle goes back to antiquity and gold has been a constant. However, innovative use of new materials, so popular now, is not new. The choice of materials is ever evolving. 
jewelry, aluminum, gold, Empress Eugenie, Queen Victoria, Crystal Palace, innovation, demi-parure, brooch, earrings

Designing Media: Chad Hurley


One of 31 video segments featured in 'Designing Media', the new book, DVD and website by Bill Moggridge. More info on 'Designing Medi'a available at http://www.designing-media.com
YouTube, youtube founder, Chad Hurley, Interview, innovation, media players, video, sharing, Bill Moggridge, designing media, MIT press

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90%


Designers, engineers, students and professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs from all over the globe are devising cost-effective ways to increase access to food and water, energy, education, healthcare, revenue-generating activities, and affordable transportation for those who most need them. And an increasing number of initiatives are providing solutions for underserved populations in developed countries such as the United States.
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, underserved populations, developing countries, poverty, sustainable, sustainability, solutions, initiatives, access, accessibility, affordable, innovation, policy, transformation

DesignBoost NYC: David Gresham


DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
DesignBoost, 2011, conference, Design beyond Design, David Gresham, Material Connexion, consulting, materials, innovation, technology transfer, nasa, nike, adidas, chilewich, liquid metal, apple, screen, library, talk, long

Designboost at Cooper-Hewitt


Back in February, I blogged about the Designboost Web site, likening it to a periodic table of design knowledge. This time, Peer Eriksson and David Carlson were here at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to run the first BoostEvent in the United States.
DesignBoost, web site, event, Design beyond Design, collaboration, Material Connexion, Sweden, PrimePR, discussion, innovation

Set in Style - Innovation


As curator of Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, I am often asked about what specific characteristics of this firm’s jewelry led to its being the subject of this exhibition in a design museum. Jewelry design is a major part of the Museum’s collection and exhibitions focus.
Set in Style, Exhibition, Van Cleef & Arpels, mystery setting, innovation

Inventables


Aptly described by one blogger as “Home Depot from the future,” Inventables is a store unlike any other. The materials vendor sells unusual and unreal-sounding stuff, from rubber glass to translucent concrete.
Inventables, online, hardware, store, innovative, materials, vendor, innovation, DIY

YouTube Founder Chad Hurley Speaks at RCA's Innovation Night


The Royal College of Art and Innovation has posted a new video as part of their “Innovation Night” event. This year, guest speaker Chad Hurley, founder and CEO of YouTube.com talks about building one of the top ten web services in less than a year.
YouTube, Chad Hurley, founder, Royal College of Art, RCA, innovation, innovation night, 2010, Show RCA, degree show, InnovationRCA

YouTube Founder Chad Hurley Speaks at RCA's Innovation Night


The Royal College of Art and Innovation has posted a new video as part of their “Innovation Night” event. This year, guest speaker Chad Hurley, founder and CEO of YouTube.com talks about building one of the top ten web services in less than a year.  
YouTube, Chad Hurley, founder, Royal College of Art, RCA, innovation, innovation night, 2010, Show RCA, degree show, InnovationRCA

Voices in American Fashion


Last night at Cooper-Hewitt, Washington Post Style Editor Robin Givhan lead a conversation with past National Design Award Winners Francisco Costa (Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection), Yeohlee Teng, and Maria Cornejo about their work and the role of fashion in contemporary culture. 
Voices in American Fashion, Washington Post, style, fashion design, Robin Givhan, editor, National Design Award, winners, Francisco Costa, Calvin Klein Collection, Yeohlee Teng, Maria Cornejo, role, contemporary, culture, conversation, Design USA, innovation, Exhibition, Business, challenges, Green, video

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