One end allows you to draw on interactive boards around the museum.
You can see my minimalist genius here. Some people (read children) were creating meticulous designs. So it’s possible!
The other tip of the pen selects objects for your own collection, coming complete with text, for later delight.
Once I got the the trick down for making the wand scan easily, thanks to a helpful guard, I filled my basket really full. Before leaving the museum, I then dropped the pen in a plexiglass case. The pens are collected by a museum employee who downloads the images to a folder on the website that’s all mine. And there they all were when I visited the website later!
New meaning to the game I typically play–what one object would you take home from this exhibit or museum? No reason at the Cooper-Hewitt to stop at one. Perfect for those of you who live in small spaces or lust after being a collector, but are on a budget.
Masdar Mosque (unbuilt), 2009
I went nuts for the exhibit of Thomas Heatherwick. If only the yacht or mosque were brought to fruition. Every design is worth a study, and videos sometimes demonstrate the magic.
Like Spun the chair here. Love it, although I think I’d be very dizzy.
Don’t miss the glass bridge and expanding furniture and the Learning Hub. Seriously, every one is worth a slow look.
Boat (not Yet Realized), 2011
Since I’ve been weaving, I was really attracted to the textiles and patterned papers. African, and especially the collection of French rococo wallpaper of the Hewitt sisters.
For the sheer pleasure of a seamless, pleasurable meld of good-looking objects and technology, add the Cooper Hewitt to your list.