10 Reasons You Should be Shopping at the MoMA Design Store
You already know MoMA hosts some of the greatest works of modern art in the world—but have you considered introducing a few MOMA pieces into your own home? No, not the actual works of art—but the wares in their accompanying Design Store are museum-worthy in their own right! Not only can you score the expected books and posters from current and past exhibitions, but the store also curates an impressive range of home products from kitchenware to electronics to objets d’art. Read on for some of our favorite picks.
1. Witsiki Tracker, $40
If you’re prone to misplacing your most important items (read: wallet and cell phone), you’ll appreciate this slim and sleek tracker designed by Philippe Starck. It’s powered by GPS tracking to ensure your stray items are found quickly and easily.
2. Typography Calendar, $34
This oversized wall calendar will delight any graphic design aficionado. Each month reveals a different typeface and includes a biography of each typography designer.
3. Ice Cream Spoons, $38
This gorgeous set of multicolored ice cream spoons was made for the sweets connoisseur in your life. Each is crafted from anodized brass and features a squared off end to ensure every spoonful is properly scooped.
4. Lovebox Messenger, $99
With the advent of technology, heartfelt messages can sometimes get lost in the flurry. Enter the Lovebox Messenger: Each time a sweet message is sent, the heart on the front of the box spins to alert the recipient. Opening the box reveals the message, while spinning the heart upon receipt sends a flurry of hearts back to the sender.
5. Callista Lemon Squeezer, $36
Elevate your meal prepping game with this sleek stainless steel lemon squeezer. The two clam-shaped bowls ensure juice is freed from virtually the entire lemon, while keeping pesky seeds separated.
6. This Book Is a Camera, $27
Yes, this pop-up book includes a camera that actually works. The book itself features a how-to of basic photography principles, and, along with the included photo paper and development instructions, will produce actual photographs.
7. Rebin Recycle Bin, $48
This recycle bin masquerades as a traditional paper shopping bag when in actuality is made of 100 percent recycled plastic. Simply add a paper bag liner or use on its own for a modern take on a household essential.
8. Andy Warhol Dominoes, $30
Up the traditional black and white dominoes game of decades past with this colorful, mod version. Each wooden piece features a different detail from artist Andy Warhol’s camouflage series and arrives in a box with sliding lid.
Fans of NYC’s gritty history will appreciate this limited edition book showcasing the East Village’s bourgeoning artistic scene in the late ’70s, early ’80s.
10. Frida and Diego Mugs, $25
Pay homage to your favorite pair of Mexican artists with these cheeky Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera mugs. You’ll know whose is whose when groggily reaching for your respective cups of coffee each morning.