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
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.
book cover with colorful Renaissance monsters
Fragile Beasts Coloring Book
Edited by Caitlin Condell, Assistant Curator of Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design Illustrated by Magali An Berthon Discover hidden monsters and awaken serpents, chimeras, dragons, and gargoyles in this coloring book inspired by grotesque ornament prints from the 16th and 17th centuries. Animals become alternately ferocious or docile as you color in these delicate designs...
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...
Design With Pixar
45 activities to create your own characters, worlds, and stories
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,...
Dark wood paneled staircase with large chandelier and extremely large bold type saying "LIFE OF A MANSION" in all caps.
Life of a Mansion
The story of the building that Cooper Hewitt calls home.
Painting of a dog figurine. The dog has black eyebrows. Hand-drawn lettering says Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag above the dog.
Ah-Ha To Zig-Zag
Maira Kalman’s joyfully illustrated romp through the treasures of Cooper Hewitt’s design collection