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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

4.23.2012

Three Good Things

  [Image via Erica Tanov]

On my computer screen at the moment:

The Indian cotton madras spread at Erica Tanov. In Berkeley, faded, blurry varieties can feel boho yet in Connecticut the fabric is so Pete Campbell. That's what's fun about this timeless summer classic. I stumbled across interesting references to madras' centuries-long history here and here.



[Middle left: Todd Oldham Studio rendering. Bottom right: screengrab from Cooper-Hewitt's Youth Programs video.]

From my in-box:

Opening Saturday, May 12 is Cooper-Hewitt's new off-site, community-friendly Design Center, an education space in New York’s Park Heights/Harlem neighborhood. Working with teens from the museum’s DesignPrep program, Todd Oldham is doing the interior; Key funding has come from Target. The 1,500-square-foot facility will encompass workshops for Design in the Classroom, a respected program which enables design educators to work directly with NYC public school students. Here's my video pick -- a brief clip about the ongoing project and how exploring design -- particularly the design of functional items -- helps children sharpen problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Learn about the opening day family activities here.

[Photo my own]

On my iPad:

A terrific May issue of Southern Living featuring many, many talented designing women including Barrie Benson, Angie Hranowsky, and Katie Ridder.

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