[Click to enlarge. From Sibella Court's book, Etcetera: Creating Beautiful Interiors with the Things You Love, 2009.]
First Lady Michelle Obama plans to celebrate the 2010 National Design Awards Wednesday, July 21, with a White House ceremony for the winners and finalists. In conjunction with that event, high school students have a great opportunity to participate in a free Teen Design Fair scheduled from 8:30 to 11 a.m., also July 21, at the Grand Salon of the nearby Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery. The teens will be able to meet one-on-one with leading designers in the fields of architecture, multimedia and graphic design, fashion, and industrial design. Moreover, to add icing to the cake (or egg-and-dart ornament to the woodwork), the man who needs no introduction, Tim Gunn of Project Runway, will give a keynote address. For details, including registration information, click here.