must exhibit to make you feel like maria antoinette: rococo - the continuing curve at cooper hewitt national design museum. the russian consulate is across the street from the cooper hewitt. i love design and all things smithsonian. i wish i had some alumni smithsonian card, so i could get a discount on this visit. anyhoot, it was well worth $15. i really like rococo and it was nice to see the progression into art nouveau. the cooper hewitt looks like some rich person's home turned into a museum.
most coveted piece: a sample book from the multiple choice: from sample to product exhibit. these things remind me of the journals that i attempt to create as scrapbooks.