I will do a little short term pining. Here is something I do miss very much from NYC- being able to go to the Cooper-Hewitt. They have an exhibit opening next week titled the very wordy: DESIGN is not ART: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread.
Included in the line up: lamps by Richard Tuttle, basalt ware by James Turrell, carpeting by Rosemarie Trockel, more lamps Jorge Pardo, another rug by Barbara Bloom and so on…[Rachel Whiteread designs a daybed, hmmm chairs by Judd]. . The Cooper-Hewitt always does a great job of showcasing useful objects in a new light and I think it would be really interesting to see the included artists work in the functional arena. Looks like they have another artist made wallpaper show up as well, which they do occasionally.