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Designer Wish List : Laurene Leon Boym
Join the Conversation: Tweet Your Wish List using #SHOPDESIGNMOM   Aubock Bell, 3603 "Put a ring on it like royalty with a Bronze Bell by Aubock. Celebrate being the lady of the manor and summon your family at will with a beautiful union of the handmade and industrial craft. It's an indulgence, but the object...
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. Watch this video to learn more about the story behind the objects.
Cooper-Hewitt Visits Smart Design
The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt has 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. Watch this video to learn more about the story behind the objects.
Unexpected Design
Teens from around the city joined us for a two-day product-design workshop led by instructor Julia Chiang. It was an unexpected design medium for sure – candy! Julia Chiang uses a wide variety of materials in her sculpture and installations, including nostalgic and sweet ring pops. Chiang is known for her use of the colorful...
DesignBoost NYC: Anna Rabinowitz
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.
Bill’s Design Talks: Nonobject—A Radical New Approach to Design
Does form always follow function? Within the world of product design, only a few lone voices challenge this convention. Among this group of visionary individuals is Branko Lukic, Founder and Principal of Nonobject Studio. Lukic’s design philosophy presents an entirely new way of developing and experiencing the world of objects and our relationship with them....
Cooper-Hewitt: How and Why Things Work – Keynote, Ellen Lupton
Curator Ellen Lupton uses concrete examples to discuss how designed objects and environments affect human behavior. Through objects from the past and present, she demonstrates how good design can solve everyday problems.
DesignPrep: Makerbot Workshops
Cooper-Hewitt is launching a series of FREE workshops for NYC teens on building, programming, and prototyping with the Makerbot 3D printer. Participants will learn how to assemble, program, and print their designs on the Makerbot 3-D printer. They’ll learn about hardware, software, and 3D modeling software like Google Sketchup and Blender. This is a huge...
Bill’s Design Talks: Nonobject—A Sneak Preview
On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, come see Branko Lukic, of Nonobject studio, in conversation with Bill Moggridge. Within the world of product design, only a few lone voices have dared to challenge the reductive dogma that form follows function. Included in this group of visionary individuals is Branko Lukic, founder and principal of Nonobject Studio....
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Postcard from Tokyo
Japanese Landscape in the Snow I was delighted by this New Year’s card from Takeshi Ishiguro in Tokyo. On the front was an image of a snow covered landscape, with one of those crisp blue skies that only seem to visit Japan when it’s cold. The card came in an envelope, as the postage stamps...