Thursday, February 19, 2015

5 things from the Cooper Hewitt Museum

On Monday I visited the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. This museum is dedicated exclusively to historic and contemporary design. It is actually the only one of its kind in the whole US. The Museum is housed in the 64 room mansion that was the former home of Andrew Carnegie. (For more about the history of the museum and the mansion click here.)

Below are five random items from the collection that I found intriguing.
The telephone I dreamed of as a child.
Floating tools.
Imagine typing on this typewriter prototype?
1920s Art Deco Sky Scraper Gate depicting the designers experience with New York City.
Great quotes adorned the walls of the old mansion. This one was my favorite.

I had a great time visiting this museum.  It had been on my to see list for a long time.  Although I have to say I think I appreciated the building that housed the museum more than the collection itself.

Anyone else visit any good museums lately?


  1. The natural history museum in New York City is one of my favorites. And that pink phone was literally one that I wanted badly as a child (it was tied with the hamburger phone from Juno).
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    1. That hamburger phone was the best!! Have a great weekend!~megan

  2. That pink telephone is awesome! I need one like that in my home haha


    1. I totally still want one! Thanks for stopping by Jessica.

  3. Oh, we really need to go! We've been to MOMA, Natural History and The Met lately. We especially love going to The Met because there is so much to see there, every time we stumble upon some new rooms and hidden treasures. But I think it's time to go see some other museums :-)


    1. The met is incredible that way no matter how many times you go, you always stumble upon something new. So cool. Have you ever been to the Frick Collection? That is one I have always wanted to see. Perhaps I will venture there next weekend. Thank you for visiting this little blog. ~megan

  4. This looks very cool - although to be honest, I'd never heard of it before! What I love about this post is that you've really showcased how different art museums can be. I think they often get the rap of being stuffy and kind of boring - but your pictures show that this was anything like that! Glad you enjoyed your visit, Megan. :)

    x Kathryn
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