Here's a great example of how to tie industrial design, fashion design, jewelry design, textile design, photography and film together in a single exhibition: RISD's "Cocktail Culture: Ritual and Invention in American Fashion, 1920-1980." The currently-running exhibition features more than 200 objects, from flapper dresses to brooches to barware, all dedicated to classy boozing and there's also an attendant coffee-table book/catalog.
"The cocktail is not just a drink," writes curator Joanne Dolan Ingersoll, "not just spirits combined with a mixer, but a spectacle, a symbol of American joie de vivre, prosperity, youth and unity."
The show runs until July 31st. NPR gave it a glowing review, which you can read here.