I just received this email from Cooper Hewitt, urging me to vote for the People’s Design Award this year. It’s a very democratic way of anointing good design with the kudos it deserves:
Every year, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum confers the National Design Awards, which are chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus. But do you agree with the experts? Whether it’s handmade or mass-produced, high-end or low brow, if it’s well-designed, we want to hear about it!
Cast your vote on your favorite design from product design to architecture and from graphic design to fashion design.
We also adore the David Weeks Guthrie Cubebot, also up for the award:
Oh, and we love that the Jonas Damon Alarm Clock is one you don’t feel like you need to hide on your nightstand. An ugly digital alarm clock can really wreck a tablescape.
Finally, the classic Kartell Ghost Chair has become a classic icon in its short life:
Finally, for all of you jumping on the ping pong bandwagon, try this handle-less version by Alfred Brodmann.
To see all the other nominees and vote, click here.