African-Inspired Textiles by David Adjaye

Tanzanian-born architect David Adjaye has created a line of African-inspired textiles for furniture manufacturer Knoll, which aims to “dispel stereotypical images of the continent.” The range of upholstery, drapery and wall coverings—set to launch in September—prominently features patterns based off of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection of African textiles. Adjaye designed the collection to coincide with the museum’s own exhibition of African …

Maira Kalman Selects at the Cooper Hewitt

After a three-year closure, the design museum celebrates its reopening with a poetic exhibit of the writer and illustrator's favorite things

After a $91 million, three-year renovation, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is finally reopening its doors to the public today, 12 December 2014. Inside the former Fifth Avenue mansion of Andrew Carnegie, where the museum is housed, expect to encounter 10 new exhibitions that not only show off the range of the Cooper Hewitt’s collection but its new expanded spaces and technology upgrades. CH …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Dieter Rams' 620 chair comeback, Maharishi's Striking Suit, DNA portraits and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Vitsoe Lucky Vitsoe Known for distributing the universal shelving system designed by legendary designer Dieter Rams, Vitsoe has recently been granted the exclusive worldwide license to Rams modular 620 Chair. To celebrate the ingenious design’s 50th anniversary, Vitsoe has reengineered the classic seating element inside and out to make it as efficient and elegant as possible, while also reducing the price. 2. Best Made …