An Early Eva Zeisel Design

Designer Eva Zeisel, born on this date in 1906, passed away at the age of 105 last December. A major figure in 20th-century industrial design, she is perhaps best known for her contributions to mid-20th century American modernist ceramics. Her career, however, spanned more than 80 years, and we are fortunate to have some of her early…

Bill’s Design Talks: Annabelle Selldorf

Annabelle Selldorf established her practice in New York in 1988, and has acquired an international reputation for work that is sensitive to context, thoughtful in execution, and timeless. Her designs garner high praise for their subtlety and melding of Modernism with exquisite—but not precious—detail. Her current project, the Sunset Park Material Recycling Facility, is eagerly…

Bill’s Design Talks: Helen Walters, with Fiona Morrisson and Beth Viner

Helen Walters is a writer, editor, and researcher at Doblin, whose writing has garnered her a loyal following on and offline. She writes about creativity and design for numerous publications and is a contributing editor at Creative Review magazine. Her blog, Thought You Should See This, gathers "stories, moments, and ideas of interest from within…

Endnotes for Life of a Mansion

Life of a Mansion: The Story of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum By Heather Ewing Copyright © 2014 by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Published by Cooper Hewitt   Online Endnotes    General References Dolkart, Andrew. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. New York: Scala, 2006. Lynes, Russell. More Than Meets the Eye: The History and Collections of Cooper-Hewitt…

Selldorf and Zwirner Go for the Gold

On April 13, 2012, as part of his popular Design Talks series, Bill Moggridge, Director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, spoke with architect Annabelle Selldorf about some of her notable projects. One of many exciting projects for Selldorf Architects, the new David Zwirner, particularly caught my attention. Selldorf described that she and Zwirner…