Why Design Now?: Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 2009 collection, Color Hunting

Wednesday July 11, 2012

Featured in Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial.

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Cooper-Hewitt: Rick Cook on sustainable design

Wednesday July 11, 2012

Rick Cook talks to the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt staff.

Cook+Fox Architects is a firm devoted to creating environmentally responsible, high-performance buildings. The firm has become known for innovative design at the highest standard of environmental responsibility and for their commitment to excellence enriched by the collaborative process.

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Bill's Design Talks: Pentagram

Wednesday July 11, 2012

Michael Bierut and Yve Ludwig of Pentagram talk about designing the catalog for the National Design Triennial: Why Design Now?

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Cooper-Hewitt: Target Design Kids Festival

Wednesday July 11, 2012

On July 17th, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 5th Avenue and 91st Street, presents the FREE Target Design Kids Festival! Kids become designers and make fun projects all day! Visit to learn more.

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Bill's Design Talks: David Owen and Our Green Metropolis

Wednesday July 11, 2012

New York City is widely considered an ecological nightmare—a wasteland of concrete and high-rises, diesel fumes and traffic jams, garbage and pollution. But, in the groundbreaking work of contrarian environmental thinking that is Green Metropolis, David Owen declares New York City as the greenest community in America.

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Cooper-Hewitt: Bill Moggridge- What is Design?

Wednesday July 11, 2012

Speaking to K-12 Educators from New York and across the country, Bill Moggridge addresses the question of 'What is Design?'. This is the keynote lecture for the Smithsonian Design Institute.


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2010 D.C. Teen Design Fair

Wednesday July 11, 2012

Washington DC teens gathered at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery to learn about education and careers in design from the National Design Awards winners, finalists and jurors. These professionals are working in the fields of fashion, industrial design, architecture, multimedia, and graphic design. Tim Gunn and Cooper-Hewitt's Director of Education Caroline Payson lead a discussion with the audience.


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Cooper-Hewitt: Cities for People

Wednesday July 11, 2012

For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Cities for People, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people.


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Cooper-Hewitt: Game Change in the Design of Retailing

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2010 National Design Award: Communication Design - Stephen Doyle

Wednesday July 11, 2012

See Stephen Colbert present the 2010 National Design Award for Communication to graphic designer Stephen Doyle.

The Award for Communication Design recognizes the impact of design on the ways that we look, read, and think.

Stephen Doyle gives words a deeper meaning in graphic form, resulting in an intelligent, provocative body of work. His clients include The New York Times, AIGA, Vanity Fair, and the publisher Alfred A. Knopf. He has helped to brand Martha Stewart and has developed a new identity program for Barnes & Noble.

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