Delve deeper into design with the help of your eReader. The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum launches DesignFile, a new line of e-books on design writing and research. Collaborating with partners such as Smithsonian Institution Libraries and Parsons The New School for Design, DesignFile will publish writings from faculty and alumni on an array of design fields and disciplines, as well as masters' theses in design. The first three titles release on February 1 and are $2.99 each.
In other news, a survey shows bloggers and reviews are influential in consumer electronics purchases, and a physics-defying art installation has gas drip upward. See the headlines after the jump.• Cooper-Hewitt Launches DesignFile Publishing Initiative | Smithsonian
• Research: Bloggers, reviews pushing needle in gadget buys | Technorati
• This Mind-Boggling Installation Breaks The Laws Of Physics--Or Does It? | Co.Design
(Image: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum)