Hot Tip: Reference Library at Kiosk

Hot Tip: Reference Library at Kiosk

Keehnan Konyha
Dec 1, 2008

Last Friday we had the pleasure of attending Kiosk's opening night party (free soft pretzels!) for their new mini-exhibition, curated by Reference Library's Andy Beach. For those unfamiliar, Kiosk describes itself thusly:

"We opened the store to offer an antidote to over-design. We consider the objects we stock to be humble, straightforward and beautiful for their simplicity and directness. Often they are traditional goods that have developed over generations or anonymous design found in general stores, DIYs and kiosks, products created by not one personality but things that are the result of local aesthetics and needs."

Reference Library is essentially an ongoing catalog of Andy's lost bids on Ebay; there are other posts, but as the blog's focus remains interesting, unique objects, the Kiosk pairing makes perfect sense. After the jump, a few of our favorite, still-available items...

Because most of these items are one-of-a-kind, many of them have already been sold. As of this posting, all items listed below are still in stock.

Reference Library A.B. Kiosk laundry bag, $25.00; Alexander Girard Fabric for Herman Miller, $450.00

Vintage maple children's chairs, $75.00; Vintage Quilt, $150.00

Pair of vintage NOS Beacon Blankets, $150.00; Vintage folk art woven basket, $75.00

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