If you were to select an object to receive an award for great design, what would it be?
Each year, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (part of the Smithsonian), attempts to answer that question by pulling together a blue-ribbon panel and presenting the National Design Awards.
Current featured nominees are MIT’s $100 laptop and a Katrina cottage. Anyone can submit a nominee and the site allows comments, although it’s not clear if they are moderated.
The museum is only allowing one vote per email address (registration required), but you can change your mind any time before the October 16th deadline.
It should be interesting to see how the “wisdom of crowds” differs in this matter from that of the experts.