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A-Trak Music Workshop


During the summer of 2010, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Nike and Make Something!! teamed up for a youth-based education program in celebration of the World Basketball Festival which took place in Rucker Park on August, 12.
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Bill Moggridge Wins Britain’s 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize


Bill Moggridge, director of Cooper-Hewitt, was awarded the 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize Tuesday, Nov. 9. The U.K.’s most prestigious design prize is awarded annually to recognize a lifetime contribution to design.
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Typography: Digital Fonts


Have you ever considered how many fonts there are in the font menu on your computer?
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Typography: Digital Fonts


Have you ever considered how many fonts there are in the font menu on your computer? 
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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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Growing Respect for Dirt


A new project by Marieke Staps highlights the emerging interest among designers to devise inexpensive and ecologically sound solutions to ordinary problems. Soil Lamp signals a new environmental consciousness by focusing on simple, abundant materials like soil and finding new ways to harness them.
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High Ground Inspirations


I went to Colorado last week for the High Ground Conversation at Mike and Kathy McCoy’s place in the mountains. Every year they invite fifteen to twenty design academics and practitioners to come together for three days to talk about what’s happening in design.
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Designing Discussion


There is no shortage of practical objects in the 2010 Triennial. You will see everything from noble solutions for global issues, to networking sites that ensure our most mundane thoughts never go unpublished
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Designing Discussion


There is no shortage of practical objects in the 2010 Triennial. You will see everything from noble solutions for global issues, to networking sites that ensure our most mundane thoughts never go unpublished. 
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Understanding the American Experience


The final grand challenge posed by Secretary Wayne Clough for the new strategic plan of the Smithsonian is explained by the sentence: “America is an increasingly diverse society that shares a history, ideals, and an indomitable, innovative spirit."
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