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Designboost – A Periodic Table of Design Knowledge
Peer Eriksson and David Carlson founded Designboost in 2007 to share knowledge about design. David is well known in the international design world as a communicator and strategist, publishing the David Report that follows and predicts trends at the intersection of design, culture and business. He is a renaissance person, with interests in a band,...
Secretary Clough Tours NPM
Smithsonian Stats
Here’s some impressive trivia: Q – How many Museums are there in the Smithsonian? A – 19, including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Q – How many objects in the collections? A – 137,000,000. Q – How many visitors last year? A – 30,000,000. Q – How many website visits? A – 188,000,000. Yes, those...
Every Child Should Know About Design
I wish all children in the United States could know about design and have some experience of it before they reach high school age, and that design could be an option in the curriculum during the high school years, so that they could be aware of the value of design thinking in solving problems, or...
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A Resource for All Designers?
James Smithson’s Gift
 “I then bequeath the whole of my property…to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an Establishment for the increase & diffusion of knowledge…” James Smithson (1765-1829) James Smithson As Cooper-Hewitt a national design organization and a part of the Smithsonian, I wonder...
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Dandelion Seeds
Cooper-Hewitt Staff   T-Shirt Design I was surprised when I arrived at work yesterday morning when Pete (Ron Petersen), who makes the place clean and ready everyday, said cheerfully, “Great day for a photo-op!” I had no idea what he was talking about. It made sense in the middle of the morning, when Jennifer Northrop,...