These days, confined to our homes, many of us have found that our rooms contain little to look at. The walls need more pictures, the furnishings are drab, the faux-granite kitchen counter is depressing. If all this attention to your space has got you down, this virtual exhibition will transport you to a far more pleasing place, to a 16th-century interior, in which a small, stunningly ornate embroidery of a tree hangs over a cabinet door to enliven it. The Cooper-Hewitt invites viewers to zoom into this work for a fascinating tour of the artifact’s many intricacies. —C.J.F.
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