Cooper-Hewitt, home to the National Design Awards, will put on its first ever National Design Week October 15th -21st, focusing attention on how our lives are enriched everyday by design. In addition to outreach programs, the museum is offering FREE admission all week, with ongoing events and speakers. Want to participate? Tell them what you think makes for good design. Visit this website by October 16th and vote for the People’s Design Award, or nominate one of your own. We were thrilled to see a few of our favorites already nominated, like Samuel Mockbee’s Rural Studio, and Rocio Romero’s LVL Home. Others might find the Pez Dispenser or thong to have been more inspriational in their lives.