MoMA Store

MoMA Store

Jonathan B.
Sep 25, 2007

We found a few great, green things at the MoMA Store, which is easy to shop online.

Most of the selection is beautiful and well designed, as you'd expect from a store run by a leading modern art museum. We're delighted that a green ethos is appearing in more and more of their products, like the four provided below. One just might help us tackle this week's task for the cure: creating a landing strip.

The Clote Velcro Key Holder may not be not green in the environmental sense of the word, but this key holder is socially sustainable, as it's assembled in a workshop for physically challenged people in Germany. It's a limited edition--and it's included in the collection of the museum. $75.

One of the keys to creativity is injecting new ideas into your life at every turn. Thus, we love the idea of this Rescued Paper Notebook Set, made of reused, printed paper: who knows what will spark your imagination? $30 for a set of two (which is, admittedly, steep, but they are handmade in England.)

We love the look of the Candy Wrapper Clutch, but we're a bit torn about the labor relations it encodes: the description says it takes 700 candy wrappers and a day and a half to make by hand, yet it retails for only $95. That said, it is, undoubtedly, a beautiful example of craft and reuse.

Yousuke Shimizu's Bamboo Bowl is as pleasing to the touch as it is to the eye: smoothly contoured curves that seem to fit naturally in your hand. Made of layered, laminated bamboo, but it reads as a cross between petrified wood and geode. $140.

Prices are 10% less than quoted above for MoMA members.

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