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Design Dictionary: Needle Felting
See how needle felting works in this short video. David Morgan from Etsy demonstrates how to make simple felt beads. This string of beads took about 45 minutes to make. About this series: Design Dictionary is a new Cooper Hewitt video series that vividly illustrates a wide variety of creative techniques. Covering everything from glassblowing...
Design Dictionary: Embroidery
See how embroidery is made by hand in this short video. Nguyen Le of knitknit demonstrates the basics, including satin stitch, chain stitch and french knot technique. She also adds a backing fabric to the project as an extra optional step. This piece took about 3 hours total. About this series: Design Dictionary is a...
Design Dictionary: Ceramics
See how ceramics are made in this short video. Gil Grimmett shows how to create a basic project on the pottery wheel at Clayworks on Columbia in Brooklyn, New York. This piece took about 4 hours of active work, plus about 72 hours of air-drying and kiln-firing. About this series: Design Dictionary is a new...
Design Dictionary: Bobbin Lacemaking
See how bobbin lace is made in this short video. Ellyane Hutchinson demonstrates a basic lacemaking project at the Textile Arts Center’s Brooklyn facility. This lace making project took about 9 hours total. About this series: Design Dictionary is a new Cooper Hewitt video series that vividly illustrates a wide variety of creative techniques. Covering...
Design Dictionary: Powder Bed 3D Printing
See how 3D printing works in this short video. The machine shown is a ProJet, which uses powdered resin and ink. This demonstration is courtesy of Joe Borrello at 3D Systems. This “part” took about 8 hours total to design and print. About this series: Design Dictionary is a new Cooper Hewitt video series that...
Design Dictionary: Extrusion 3D Printing
See how 3D printing works in this short video. The machine shown is a 3DS Cube, which uses extruded ABS plastic. This demonstration is courtesy of Alex Benham at 3D Systems. This “part” took about 8 hours to design and print. About this series: Design Dictionary is a new Cooper Hewitt video series that vividly...
Design Dictionary: Weaving
See how weaving works in this short video. Weaver Cynthia Alberto demonstrates a simple weaving project using a standard floor loom. She is working at Weaving Hand, the studio she founded in Brooklyn, New York City. This scarf took about 8 hours total to weave. About this series: Design Dictionary is a new Cooper Hewitt...
Brooke Hodge, the museum's new Deputy Director poses for a photograph.
Brooke Hodge Joins Cooper-Hewitt as Deputy Director
The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Brooke Hodge as deputy director, effective July 16. Cooper-Hewitt is engaging the talents of a recognized expert in the fields of architecture and design. Hodge is a curator, writer and critic, and has been the director of exhibitions and publications at Los...
Sign of the Times: Music and Design, 1960s-1980s
Join us for a look at how popular music and design influenced the material culture and lifestyle of the 1960s–1980s. Pat Kirkham (Bard Graduate Center), Paula Scher (Pentagram), Ben Watson (Herman Miller), and Stephen Duncombe (NYU) explore highlights of Cooper-Hewitt’s collection, from graphic design to furniture and product design.