National Design Awards

Meet This Year’s National Design Award Winners

The Cooper-Hewitt announced the winners of its 13th annual National Design Awards this morning and, as always, the winners are an interesting mix of names that many of you will probably recognize — like New York fashion designer Thom Browne or interior design wizards Clive Wilkinson Architects — and some less familiar faces, such as Design that Matters, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit design company that was founded by a group of graduate students at the MIT Media Lab back in 2001 to design products that “address basic needs in developing countries.” We’ve rounded up some interesting examples of work from winners in the major categories after the jump; click through our slideshow, and let us know what catches your eye in the comments. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Last night, after a whopping 122 million votes had been tallied (a new record for American Idol), 17-year-old country singer Scotty McCreery, who quite frankly reminds us of Howdy Doody, was named the winner of season 10. [via People]

2. According to TMZ, British import Cheryl Cole has been replaced… Read More

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