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A Precious Posterior, Preserved for Posterity


The Honey Pop Chair is made entirely of paper. 120 layers of honeycombed, glassine paper. 
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Teens Upcycle Innovative Garments


Design with the Other 90%: CITIES, currently on view at the United Nations Visitors Center in New York, features projects, proposals, and solutions that address complex issues arising in emerging and developing economies. DesignPrep teens participated in a multi-session workshop led by designer Trudy Miller. Inspired by the CITIES exhibition
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Design with the Other 90%: CITIES


The first exhibition in this series, Design for the Other 90%, sparked an international dialogue about how design could improve the lives of poor and marginalized communities around the world. Professional designers traditionally focused on 10% of the world’s population, but that has dramatically changed in this new millennium.
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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.
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Patrick Jouin's Solid C2 Chair


As part of Cooper-Hewitt’s efforts to explore and document outstanding examples of innovative design, the Museum has begun to collect objects produced by rapid prototyping and manufacturing technology. 
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Armadillo Suits, Soil Lamps, Folded Bikes, Oh My!


This year the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial: Why Design Now? explores topics of sustainable design. Current global climate changes and economic slumps have provided a platform for designers to create even more innovative works to aid the world around us
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Sustainable Sampling


At the end of the introduction to the Multiple Choice exhibition, the curator reflects that, “as contemporary design industries move to open-sourcing and electronic formats for the marketing of their products, physical samples may soon become obsolete.”
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Innovation, Deviance and Design


In this growing area of design innovations are evident in numerous forms. Not limited to current technologies these designers sample from current, emerging and out-moded technologies to provide low cost effective solutions to benefit the poor and marginalized.
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