The Spain-USA Foundation is organizing cultural events in Washington, DC all summer. The latest is "FOODJECTS: Design and the new Cuisine in Spain," an exhibition of over 100 kitchen-related objects available through Apartment Zero. The dishes, utensils, and other kitchenware designs are beautiful, useful, and thought-provoking.
Design for a Living World is a new "green" exhibition at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. For the show, the museum commissioned ten leading designers to create innovative products out of sustainably grown and harvested materials. The designers, who include Maya Lin, Kate Spade, and Isaac Mizrahi, each chose a different geographic region.