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Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
The textile and fashion industries produce millions of tons of solid waste every year through the many processes used—from yarn production, weaving, knitting, dyeing, and finishing to apparel construction, quality inspection, and unsold goods—generating waste at each step. Typically, this waste is sent to landfills, incinerated, or, at best, recycled into low-quality fibers used for...
By the People: Designing a Better America
By the People: Designing a Better America
The catalog to the exhibition, By the People: Designing a Better America, examines how design is effectively challenging poverty and social inequality across America. Available online through SHOP Cooper Hewitt.
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Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial
Seeking the sublime in the most innovative new design across all categories, Beauty showcases the most exciting and provocative international design created during the past three years. Born out of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s 2016 Triennial of the same name and curated by Andrea Lipps and Ellen Lupton, the objects featured cause us to...
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How Posters Work
With its unique focus on visual language, Ellen Lupton’s How Posters Work is more than another poster book. Rather than provide a history of the genre or a compilation of collectibles, the book is organized around active design principles. Concepts such as “Simplify,” “Focus the eye,” “Exploit the diagonal,” and “Say two things at once”...
A large book, shaped like an oversized brick, in bright red, that says in all caps MAKING DESIGN along the spine, beside cooper hewitt logo, and the numbers 210,000 and 1145 on the front cover
Making Design
To mark the occasion of Cooper Hewitt’s reopening, and virtual and physical renovation, the museum is publishing an expansive book based on its unparalleled collection, which consists of more than 210,000 objects from all over the world, spanning 30 centuries. Designed by Irma Boom, and a wonderful design object in itself at over 900 pages,...
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Tools
From the earliest times to the present, tools have been at the frontier of design, demonstrating how technology and culture are inextricably linked.
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Beautiful Users
From user research to hacking, open source to maker culture, Beautiful Users explores the changing relationship between designers and users.
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My Favorite Things
A poignant and witty meditation on the importance of both quotidian and unusual objects.
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Design Life Now (Softcover)
Celebrating the most creative and forward thinking designs, trends, and future horizons across the many fields of design.