Great Shows

Judging from their recently released line-up, 2013 looks to be a terrific year to visit London’s Design Museum. The year kicks off with an exhibition of the permanent collection with “Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things,” starting January 30 with a look at insights into both everyday and nonconventional objects. Product designers Barber Osgerby (rug shown above) get their own show from May – August, presenting objects mid-way through manufacturing, to elucidate the process. And fashion designer Paul Smith rounds out the year in November, with great insight into the designer’s process, from inspiration and production to the runway.