For anyone in the New York area: on Tuesday, November 10, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design is presenting:


Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presents Maria Pinto in
conversation with Mary Tomer, founder of and author of Mrs.
O: The Face of Fashion Democracy. Maria Pinto, the Chicago-based
designer, is known for her confident and sophisticated clothes,
produced in clean lines and luxurious fabrics. Pinto is also known for
providing many of First Lady Michelle Obama’s signature looks starting
with President Obama’s term as U.S. Senator. Maria Pinto is featured in
Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy , which builds on the success of – the Web site that chronicles Michelle Obama’s style and
takes a closer look at America’s modern style icon, featuring more than
120 photographs of the first lady and delving into the back story of
her clothes and accessories.

As you can see on the left column of this blog, I have a link to the site. I have been a follower since it started about a year ago. I have my ticket for the lecture and will let you know all about it!

And next from the Cooper-Hewitt is the video of Ellen Lupton talking about her book, written in collaboration with her sister Julia, “Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things“.

This video is really GOOD!  Here it is, so sit back, watch, and enjoy! I especially liked, about half way through, her section called “Pillow Frenzy” (drag the slider to 20 min. mark) … very amusing, but oh so true. But the toaster is good too, and the sign in the ladies room episode..  To check out the book, and buy on line, click HERE.