9 Contenders For the Best Design of the Year

Each year the People's Design Award honors a groundbreaking design that improves daily lives. Last year's winner, the Pack H20 Water Backpack, was a more efficient way for people to carry drinking water long distances. This year's nominees were just announced, and they include mushroom bricks, smart lighting, and… » 9/11/14 9:00am 9/11/14 9:00am

Foist Your Opinion: Cooper-Hewitt People's Design Award

If you read Giz regularly, you're as much a fan of smart design as you are of raw innovation. The legendary Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in NYC is letting the masses decide on their favorite designs over the past year, whether it's the obvious (iPhone 3G or Beijing's Eddie-Van-Halen-guitar-inspired National… » 10/20/08 7:40pm 10/20/08 7:40pm