The Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Awards has reached its milestone 10th year, and to celebrate, the museum is staging “Design USA: Contemporary Innovation,”
a retrospective featuring the work of more than 75 past winners, among them the firm 2x4, which designed the exhibition. The objects on display—drawings, models, products, and gadgets of all kinds—mark accomplishments across design disciplines and are organized according to five themes: technology, material, craft, experience, and method. The craft section includes the above photograph from Stefan Sagmeister’s series “Trying to Look Good Limits My Life.” Visitors can check out an iPod at the ticket desk and use it to access digital information embedded at different points in the exhibition hall. Through April 4.