At the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

You can’t connect the dots looking forward.

You can only connect them looking backwards.

So trust that your dots will connect in the future.

Steve Jobs

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Benker & Steiner 1996 poster on the beleaguered patriarch

What museum allows you to photograph and assemble a webpage of your favorites among their exhibits? Encourages interactive fun for design inspiration? Has the stairs of a London Bus wedged into a mansion’s grand staircase?  New York City’s Cooper Hewitt checks “Yes” to all these and more! Even my difficult-to-please teen says he’ll save his ticket stub to remember our visit. Next time the heat gets unbearable this summer, hit this cool destination with your favorite young adults!

Click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to share your fun family ideas in/around NYC this summer.

xoxox

In the mood to design a hat, a chair, a building? Possibilities can be endless here…

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Extrusions 2009 by Heatherwick Design Studios.

A metal bench inspired by the toothpaste you squeeze out of a tube.

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My kind of grand staircase model, but, boy, would I hate forgetting something in my bedroom upstairs!

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An artwork from the more glamorous days of luggage airline tags.

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A functional chair that lets you spin like a top.

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Next two photos, a dress that folds itself neatly soon as you drop it onto the floor. Every mom’s dream!

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Did I say we love the Cooper Hewitt?

Go on weekdays to enjoy the “Immersion Room” for more than the 5 minutes you’re allowed when there’s a crowd. Draw a single object and the projector will multiply it across two walls. Lucky my teen was game to plaster himself amidst his heart pattern.

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See my collection of Cooper Hewitt exhibit favorites at

http://cprhw.tt/v/n42f

Happy Summer!

xoxox

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Jul 22, 2015 @ 20:59:55

    What does photo number three represent, a wave? Inquiring minds would like to know! The mannequin in photo four looks so lifelike although a bit out of proportion for the stairs! 😉 Interesting and fun, thanks for sharing!

    Mountain

    Reply

  2. Mountain
    Jul 24, 2015 @ 21:46:06

    Thank you, Sharon! And not a mannequin at all!—a teenequin! 😉

    Reply

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