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I Can Weave with Anything
Designer Suzanne Tick turns trash into textile treasures.
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A Textile Collage
Designed by Reiko Sudo, one of Japan's most important contemporary textile designers.
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Green Glossary: A for Artisanal
What the term means in the 21st-century.
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Darning Sampler
When we talk about sustainability, why don't we talk about mending?
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Life of a Jamdani
How textiles for saris are made and remade.
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Scraps Stories
Welcome to the blog series inspired by the exhibition Scraps: Fashion, Textiles,and Creative Reuse.
Design Talks | Game Changers: Jenny Sabin on High-Performance Architecture
Jenny Sabin in conversation with Cooper Hewitt Senior Curator of Contemporary Design Ellen Lupton. Jenny E. Sabin’s work is at the forefront of a new direction for twenty-first-century architectural practice—one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures. Her experimental...
The ad shows blocks of color depicting the earth and a T cutting down through the earth simulating their product. The T is also the first letter of an equation. Under the equation is a line depicting a wave in the earth.
Elaine Lustig Cohen’s World of Inspiration
At first glance, this graphic field of squares looks almost like an abstract painting. Although this advertisement targeted scientists, designer Elaine Lustig Cohen captures the attention of laypeople and experts alike. Created in 1958 for the oilfield services company Schulberger, the ad promotes the company’s Sonic Log, a device for the identification of soil properties....
Design Talks | Finding Patterns with David Adjaye
Recorded live on February 4, 2016 at Cooper Hewitt. David Adjaye OBE is an architect and designer known for combining the aesthetics of his African heritage with classic, modernist design. His studio, Adjaye Associates, has established projects on four continents, including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, scheduled to open...