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Adding Up What The Government Shutdown Cost Museums

“In that time, the Smithsonian — 19 museums including the Cooper Hewitt design museum in New York and the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) and National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, along with the National Zoo — lost an estimated 1 million visitors. … Although national museums (except the Cooper Hewitt) offer free entry, the Smithsonian lost an estimated $3.4m in gross revenue from its gift shops, concessions and IMAX film screenings.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, New York, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, Issues, Cooper Hewitt, National Zoo, National Portrait Gallery NPG, 03.13.19


Reflections on letterhead collecting, with accompanying (gorgeous) samples

Steven Heller calls himself a "letterhead" -- that is, someone who collects letterhead (compare with "Deadhead"); his brief reflections on his passion for Design Observer and interesting and well-observed, but they're not a patch on the actual samples of beautiful, bygone letterhead from his collection. Letterhead collectors are not a monolithic cult. Each has his or her special needs. Some collect only corporations and institutions, other subsets are just design firms, and others are ju...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Design, News, Stationery, Moma, Cooper Hewitt, Deadhead, Lustig, Steven Heller, Ellen Lupton, Collectors, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Paper Ephemera, Craphounds, Leslie Carbaga


How The U.S. Government Shutdown Affects Traveling Americans And Visitors From Abroad

The United States Federal Government has been partially closed since December 22nd, indefinitely, until the Congress with the president’s approval can pass a budget to allocate funds for several major agencies. Since government shutdowns like the one in Washington DC are exceedingly rare elsewhere in the developed world, the procedures and cutbacks pertaining to services, travel or otherwise can be unclear. Many are ad-hoc to an extent; based in part on how long the showshutdown will last. For ...
Tags: Travel, Money, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Advice, Wikipedia, New York City, US, Nasa, Austin, United States, Washington Dc, Treasury, Tsa, State Department


Shutdown Enters Second Week as Furloughs, Closings to Expand

There’s been no sign of progress toward ending President Donald Trump’s standoff with Democrats over funding for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Smithsonian said all museums, research centers and the National Zoo will close starting Jan. 2 unless the shutdown ends. Closings would include the popular National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of African American History & Culture on the National Mall in Washington, and the Cooper Hewitt design museum in New York.
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Smithsonian, National Mall, Donald Trump, Cooper Hewitt, National Zoo, National Air and Space Museum


Festival of Lights: 9 Minimalist, Modern Menorahs for Hanukkah

Menorahs made of bicycle chain, cupcake-shaped menorahs, copper piping menorahs: There’s no shortage of modern options on the market, but finding the ones we’d like to live with takes some searching. In time for Hanukkah—December 12-20—here are our current favorites: Menorahs that are thoughtfully designed, often glamorous, and, in many cases, versatile enough to be put to use year-round. Above: From Ireland, Superfolk’s Meander 9+ Candle Holder has slots for at least nine candles and is made...
Tags: Accessories, Books, New York, Holidays, San Francisco, Budapest, Hanukkah, Vermont, Tabletop, Hudson New York, Cooper Hewitt, Owen, Rochester Institute of Technology, Art & Decoration, Paula Greif, Candle Holders


You Can Now Take "JAY-Z and Beyoncé at the Louvre" Guided Tours

Here's a word you probably never expected to see on the Louvre's website: "Apeshit." But that's the title of the collaborative hit by JAY-Z and Beyoncé (a/k/a The Carters) from earlier this year, the music video for which was filmed at the Louvre… …and the museum, hoping to capitalize on the popularity, is now providing a guided tour based on what's seen in the video. "Follow this trail to discover the iconic artworks from JAY-Z and Beyoncé's music video "Apes**t," the museum writes, listin...
Tags: Design, Beyonce, Jay Z, Paris, Fine Art, Kanye, Louvre, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Air


Critics’ Picks: 10 Under-the-Radar Art Shows to See Now

Our critics select museum and gallery exhibitions that provide a respite from carols and crowds.
Tags: Art, News, Museum, Museums, Guggenheim, Cooper Hewitt, Feinstein, ROCHELLE, Jan, Pontormo, Saar, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Frick Collection, Van Eyck, Grey Art Gallery, Solomon R


Sina Sohrab & Joseph Guerra of Visibility on Working with Clients While Preserving Your Design Identity

This interview is part of a series featuring the presenters participating in this year's Core77 Conference, "Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business", a one-day event aimed to equip attendees with tangible skills and toolkits to help produce and promote their products or services. Joseph Guerra and Sina Sohrab, co-founders of the New York-based studio Visibility, successfully manage to ride the line between form versus function by applying a healthy dose of playfulness to their p...
Tags: New York, Design, Brooklyn, Designer Profiles, Cooper Hewitt, Sohrab, Guerra, Core77 Conference, Joseph Guerra, Sina Sohrab, Normann Copenhagen Harry, Standard Paintbrush for Cooper Hewitt You


Kitchen of the Week: 11 Genius Ideas to Steal from David Stark’s Brooklyn Heights Kitchen

Francesca and I recently dropped in on our Brooklyn Heights friend David Stark (NYC’s event planner extraordinaire) to check out his kitchen and sleuth out some design tips from the entertaining pro. David is known for his expertly choreographed parties and galas; he makes it look effortless, but there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes. For the design of the kitchen, David and his husband, Migguel Anggelo, worked with Ben Bischoff of Red Hook–based architectural design firm MADE and Jane Sc...
Tags: Books, Japan, San Francisco, Turkey, Colombia, David, Brooklyn, Paris, Miami, Brussels, Kitchens, Merci, Cooper Hewitt, Brooklyn Heights, Ben, David Tanis


This design duo turns prosthetic limbs into works of art

These prosthetic covers marry flair with function. McCauley Wanner and Ryan Palibroda craft stylish leg and arm covers that people can actually afford through their British Columbia-based Alleles Design Studio, which they launched in 2013. The covers, currently on display in an inclusive design and accessibility exhibition at New York’s Cooper Hewitt museum, began as...
Tags: Fashion, New York, Columbia, Cooper Hewitt, McCauley Wanner, Ryan Palibroda, Alleles Design Studio


Top Posts From AJBlogs 06.04.18

Color Wins The Day At the Cooper-Hewitt Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color, now on view, is exactly the kind of exhibition I expect and like to see from the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum – which, frankly, came as a bit of a surprise. ... read more AJBlog: Real Clear Arts Published 2018-06-04 Punk, Indie Rock and Power Pop With Chris Stamey Though he’s hardly a household name, North Carolina’s Chris Stamey has been just alongside many of the key developments in left-of-the-dial ro...
Tags: Art, New York, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Ajblogs, Cooper Hewitt, Chris Stamey, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, 06.04.18, Roberta Piket Roberta Piket West Coast Trio


‘Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color’ Review: Vibrant From Any Angle

All of those aspects are on view at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, in “Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color,” which explores how we perceive and use color. As visitors climb a staircase to the exhibit—which is drawn from printed materials that belong to the Smithsonian Libraries and design objects that belong to the Cooper Hewitt—they should grasp with a glance the first principle, that color is simply light in different wave lengths, via “Peony” (2014), designed by Karel M...
Tags: Science, Cooper Hewitt, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Smithsonian Libraries, Karel Martens Aristotle


Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know For Wednesday May 9

Gap releases Escher-like campaign for Wearlight Denim (watch below). Alibaba emphasizes growth over profitability. Burberry sues Target for allegedly infringing iconic check pattern. Cooper Hewitt reveals winners of 2018 National Design Awards. Facebook shuffles executive team and creates  blockchain business unit. Fandango launches movie ticket sale on Instagram. Glassdoor sells to Japan’s Recruit for $1.2 billion. Google I/O reveals how AI is already transforming our lives. Vodafone pays $21....
Tags: Google, Japan, India, Advertising, Walmart, Fifa, Alibaba, Vodafone, Coke, Jason Derulo, Cooper Hewitt, Twitter Facebook, Escher, Carvana, Tarheel State, Northcarolina


Design Review: At This Museum Show, You’re Encouraged to Follow Your Nose

“The Senses: Design Beyond Vision” at the Cooper Hewitt asks visitors to consider sound, taste and smell.
Tags: Art, News, Architecture, Cooper Hewitt, Senses and Sensation, Smithsonian Design Museum, Touch (Sense, Smell (Olfaction


Connected By Design: R/GA's Bob Greenberg Curates Exhibit for Cooper Hewitt

RGA Chairman and CEO Bob Greenberg runs an agency that's perhaps best known for its Nike innovations, the Owlet baby-monitor smart socks or the "Love Has No Labels" campaign for the Ad Coucil.Now he's becoming the first ad pro to put on an exhibition at New York's Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, where the guest curators are more often musicians, fashion designers, artists and writers. Greenberg's exhibit, which begins a six-month run on Feb. 23, showcases how design and technology have...
Tags: New York, Advertising, Nike, RGA, Cooper Hewitt, Greenberg, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Bob Greenberg, Lindsay Stein


Critic’s Notebook: How Design for One Turns Into Design for All

Historically, products made for people with different physical, cognitive and sensory abilities have been ugly and woefully designed. Not anymore.
Tags: Art, Design, News, Disabilities, Cooper Hewitt, Nike Inc, Fashion and apparel, Smithsonian Design Museum, Access+Ability (Exhibit, Cara McCarty, Rochelle Steiner


Art Review: 5 Great Art Exhibitions to See in New York Before They Close

Here are some notable shows that may have escaped your notice and will all close after New Year’s (with one gallery exhibition that ends sooner).
Tags: Art, New York, News, Museums, Esperanza, Cooper Hewitt, Spalding, Smithsonian Design Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Sperone Westwater


7 Favorites: Modern Menorahs for Hanukkah

Menorahs made of bicycle chain, cupcake-shaped menorahs, copper piping menorahs: There’s no shortage of modern options on the market, but finding the ones we’d like to live with takes some searching. In time for Hanukkah—December 12-20—here are our current favorites: Menorahs that are thoughtfully designed, often glamorous, and, in many cases, versatile enough to be put to use year-round. N.B.: See last year’s menorah picks in 5 Favorites: Modern Menorahs for Hanukkah (and More). Above: From ...
Tags: Accessories, Books, New York, Holidays, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Budapest, Brooklyn, Hanukkah, Tabletop, Hudson New York, Cooper Hewitt, Owen, Rochester Institute of Technology, Art & Decoration, Paula Greif


8 Modern Menorahs for Hanukkah

Menorahs made of bicycle chain, cupcake-shaped menorahs, copper piping menorahs: There’s no shortage of modern options on the market, but finding the ones we’d like to live with takes some searching. In time for Hanukkah—December 12-20—here are our current favorites: Menorahs that are thoughtfully designed, often glamorous, and, in many cases, versatile enough to be put to use year-round. N.B.: See last year’s menorah picks in 5 Favorites: Modern Menorahs for Hanukkah (and More). Above: From ...
Tags: Accessories, Books, New York, Holidays, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Budapest, Brooklyn, Hanukkah, Tabletop, Hudson New York, Cooper Hewitt, Owen, Rochester Institute of Technology, Art & Decoration, Paula Greif


Joris Laarman Lab: Design in a Digital Age at Cooper Hewitt

The first U.S. major exhibition of the Dutch designer Joris Laarman and his multidisciplinary team, known for their pioneering and elegant applications of digital technologies. read more
Tags: New York, Design, Current Exhibition, Cooper Hewitt, Joris Laarman


The Levi’s x Google Smart Jean Jacket Is Here

Finally launching this week, Google and Levi’s are bringing wearable tech to the masses with the consumer availability of the Levi’s® Commuter™ Trucker jacket, which will be the first garment with “Jacquard™ by Google” interactive features woven in. (Hashtag: #JacquardbyGoogle if you’re planning to buy and share as you wear.) Designed for urban commuters on bikes and other cyclists, the limited edition jacket connects to a smartphone, allowing the wearer to easily control music, navigation and ...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Japan, Technology, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, Wearable Tech, Anniversaries, Levi's, Apparel, Atap, Interactive, Levi, Cannes Lions, Sxsw


The Smithsonian Design Museum Digitizes 200,000 Objects, Giving You Access to 3,000 Years of Design Innovation & History

John Lennon poster by Richard Avedon When we think of design, each of us thinks of it in our own way, focusing on our own interests: illustration, fashion, architecture, interfaces, manufacturing, or any of a vast number of sub-disciplines besides. Those of us who have paid a visit to Cooper Hewitt, also known as the Smithsonian Design Museum, have a sense of just how much human innovation, and even human history, that term can encompass. Now, thanks to an ambitious digitization project that ha...
Tags: Google, Art, Design, College, Mexico, France, Stanford, John Lennon, Netflix, Museums, Smithsonian, Manhattan, Seoul, Cooper Hewitt, Facebook Twitter, Los Angeles Review of Books


Making | Breaking: New Arrivals at Cooper Hewitt

Making | Breaking: New Arrivals at Cooper Hewitt features more than forty recent contemporary acquisitions from the museum’s permanent collection, as well as sketches, prototypes, and videos illuminating the designers’ groundbreaking design thinking. These new designs push the boundaries of materials, making, and form. read more
Tags: Design, New York City, Current Exhibition, Cooper Hewitt


Link About It: Cooper Hewitt's 2017 National Design Award Winners

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced their 18th annual design award winners—those who embody excellence and innovation in 11 design categories. "In an era of tumultuous change, design is asking deep questions about its purpose and...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Cooper Hewitt, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum


A Jazz Age Exhibition With a Syncopated Sweep

By incorporating music, immersive wallpapers and a Harlem walking tour, in addition to the decorative arts, the Cooper Hewitt hopes to transport visitors to another era.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Jazz, Ny, Harlem, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Institution, Cleveland Museum of Art, Harlem (Manhattan, Nineteen Hundred Twenties, Museum Special, Smithsonian Design Museum


This Week: Designing a Better America, a Product Centered Design Scholarship and Alternative Realities for Moscow

Jumpstart your week with our insider's guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here's the best of what's going on, right now. Monday Cooper Hewitt's Good for All High School Design Competition Nearly 30 million Americans nationwide are affected by the lack of access to affordable, fresh foods. Cooper Hewitt's second annual National High School Design Competition: Good For All is now open and aims to a...
Tags: New York, Design, Los Angeles, United States, Cambridge, Moscow, Tokyo, New York Ny, Cooper Hewitt, London UK, This Week in Design, Better America


A Few Design Lessons from A/D/O's "Utopia vs Dystopia" Conference

A/D/O is a new maker's space/incubator/design academy started by MINI that has many in the New York design realm talking. To kick off the beginning of their Design Academy as well as their permanent residency in Greenpoint, A/D/O organized a prescient conference including an all-star cast—everyone from fuseprojects' Yves Behar to John Maeda to legendary David Byrne chimed in on the conference theme of "utopia vs. dystopia".  A/D/O's space in Greenpoint As A/D/O wrote in their event statement, ...
Tags: New York, Design, America, Events, Yves Behar, New York Times, Conferences, David Byrne, John Maeda, Cooper Hewitt, MIT Media Lab, Greenpoint, Behar, Kate Darling, Design Academy, London Design Museum


Silver Bill Fold With ID

Used by astronauts, architects, and surgeons, the signature stainless steel material used in these wallets was included in the exhibition "Extreme Textiles" at The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. That should tell you that this is no average wallet, but a reinterpretation for men looking for something extraordinary. It's also a great option for the security-conscious because it blocks unauthorized transmission from RFID-enabled credit cards and IDs, helping to keep your stuff safe from iden...
Tags: Shopping, Cooper Hewitt, Theo, Paul Stewart


Stainless Steel Bill Fold With ID

Used by astronauts, architects, and surgeons, the signature stainless steel material used in these wallets was included in the exhibition "Extreme Textiles" at The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. That should tell you that this is no average wallet, but a reinterpretation for men looking for something extraordinary. It's also a great option for the security-conscious because it blocks unauthorized transmission from RFID-enabled credit cards and IDs, helping to keep your stuff safe from iden...
Tags: Shopping, Cooper Hewitt, Theo, Paul Stewart