New from Kiosk: American Installment #2

New from Kiosk: American Installment #2

Amy Azzarito
May 8, 2009
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We've written many times about our love Kiosk. The folks at the Kitchn, who rounded-up of all the Kiosk citrus goodness, described the store as "a little place halfway between a dime store and an art installation."

Each "collection" is curated around a regional theme. Each item within that collection is carefully selected and researched. Then the folks at Kiosk write a little item description that often reveals the history of the object and why it was chosen for the collection. We could spend all day reading the description on their website. And they've been all over the world collecting items for the store. But recently, they've been looking for things a little closer to home. American Installment 1 featured objects discovered in the north, for Installment 2, Kiosk headed down south.

We had one of those ice cream scoops with the magic liquid inside when we were kids, but never realized that the scooper was made in Florida by a company that had been in business since 1935. Oh Kiosk, the things you teach us! If you want to how these items were chosen, they'll give you all the details.

1 Metal Ruffle Shade, $180 from California
2 Original Ice Cream Scoop with Non-Toxic Self Defrosting Fluid, $22 from Florida
3 Rubber Bucket, $30 from Oklahoma (Used for farm chores.)
4 Target Poster, $24 from Florida
5 Citra Fruit Spoon, $12 from Florida (see more citrus-related items from Kiosk here)
6 White Schoenhut Piano $70 (Love this little guy, but still waiting to find out its story. The description hasn't been written yet!)

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