A Rockefeller Relic
This example of Lincrusta-Walton wallpaper is a rare remnant of the interior decoration of the Rockefeller mansion formerly at 4 West 54th Street. It was installed as a frieze paper in the dining room in 1884, as can be seen in the images below, where it remained until the mansion was torn down in 1937....
An Abstract by Kupferoth
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Cooper Hewitt is dedicating select Object of the Day entries to the work of women designers in our collection. This sidewall was designed by Elsbeth Kupferoth, one of the most prolific pattern designers of post-war Germany. Kupferoth got her start as a student at the Berlin Textile und Modeschüle....
Salvage Shed
Many families are still crowded into one-bedroom FEMA trailers even 2 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the US Gulf Coast. The Building Goodness Foundation has been providing relief to these cramped conditions building extra rooms for storage or a living room, even an extra bedroom. Over 150 of these extra rooms have been built in...