Sure, you can pick up a tome about the museum’s current exhibition of lighting designer Ingo Maurer’s lamps, but the design-focused arm of the Smithsonian thankfully carries much more than just souvenirs. In what was once Andrew Carnegie’s wood-lined library, you’ll now find brilliant wares such as a USB memory stick encased in a twig ($89), Lady de Lacey stainless steel cuff bracelets ($135) and graceful letterpress cards ($24) created by Maryland Institute of Art M.F.A. students.
The Shop at Cooper-Hewitt
|Venue name:||The Shop at Cooper-Hewitt||Contact:|
2 E 91st St
|Cross street:||at Fifth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 11am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St|