Category Archives: Big News

WONDER WOMEN

wonderwomenOkay, everybody, how weird is it that the two WONDER WOMEN who brought down the Trump-no-care bill are from Maine and Alaska. Can there be a stranger combo? Two very cold states, let’s begin there. Really really cold. Of course, Alaska is cold. Look where it is, practically at the North Pole. And Maine, let me just disclose I grew up in Northern Maine and it is fucking cold up there. So they have that in common. Maybe there’s something character building in the experience of surviving that kind of cold, year after year. And I will make an assumption here, that Alaska is like Maine in one other regard as well: it’s poor. People are poor. They barely get by. They need all the help they can get, and taking away their new found health insurance would have been catastrophic. Then there’s the woman thing. The Planned Parenthood thing. The maternity thing. The contraceptives thing. So we check points off right down the list. A lot binds them together, it turns out. But hello people, these women are Republicans. How long since Republicans have had any awareness of or sense of responsibility toward issues like these? These two are amazing individuals, and while McCain is getting the headlines for his vote, they are the true heroes in this story because they’ve been stalwart in their fight, and fearless, and indefatigable all along. They didn’t tease. They didn’t make us guess what they’d do. And they put the rest of their party to absolute shame, and they brought shame right to the door of this White House which of course wouldn’t recognize shame if it fell out of the sky and crushed its golf cart. Susan Collins makes me proud to have grown up in Maine.

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Launch of Murray’s Georg Jensen book Thursday night

Jensen launchDespite going head to head with the Cooper Hewitt Design Awards gala Thursday night,  there was still a crowd of shining silver luminaries at the apartment for the official launch of Georg Jensen Reflections, Murray’s new book. David Chu, Jensen CEO, hosted. That’s him with Murray in the first pic. These thumbnails are from the website of Billy Farrell, the indefatigable photographer who covered the event as if it were the G8 Summit. Lots of great shots. And, the book?  Also great. Click on the title and fly away to Amazon to get your own copy. And, if you click on any of the thumbs above, you’ll go to Billy’s site, where those of you truly obsessed with Jensen, or Murray, or David Chu, can buy the photos.

ARTINFO loves Murray’s new Georg Jensen book. Who wouldn’t?

blouinjensenAnother glowing review for MM’s new book. Click on the elegant pitcher to see the review on ARTINFO. Click here to buy the book on deathstar Amazon when it’s released on October 21.

You really have to hand it to the Post

Chelsea-Clinton-New-York-PostThey really don’t know when to take a break.  I mean, really, guys? You’re attacking a one day old baby? You don’t think this is, oh, I don’t know, just slightly mean spirited and curmudgeonly and inappropriate and tone deaf and against the grain and further proof as if we needed it that this newspaper is edited by feral pigs? And what might we want to be handing to the Post? A full diaper comes to mind. Since they brought it up.

Sit! Astro, sit! New York Times spots the mossPOP warehouse sale featuring Jetsons-like doghouse

mosspopdoghouseIt’s the mossPOP.com warehouse sale which we’re calling “WE’RE ONLY HUMAN” because we’re selling things we kind of forgot we had, and just found again.  Like this Michael Young doghouse which looks like it was 3D printed by The Jetsons.  And many other items of similar provenance and peculiarity and cheapness.  Click on the doghouse to see the Rima Suqi piece in the Times. Click here to go to the sale. 

The wonderful Massimo Vignelli died on Tuesday.

2014-0527-Vignelli-SS-superJumboWe join just about everybody who ever met him or who ever rode the New York subway in saluting one of the true giants of design. There’s not really anything else to say. Click on his photo for the Times obit.

We’ll miss you, sir.

Murray Moss Romanov, Design Czar

Check out the announcement for Murray’s new Book Tertium Quid in this month’s issue of W Magazine! Details soon.

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CROWN JEWELS: CECILE ZU HOHENLOHE’S ROYAL JEWELRY GOES VOGUE

We know you can’t get enough of Cecile’s jewelry, especially after our exciting shoot on Monday.  Or maybe it’s this month’s Vogue cover story featuring Rhianna rocking Cecile’s rings? Wherever you’re seeing her jewelry (hint:  everywhere), Paper Magazine is feeding your need with a feature story about the princess and the inspiration behind her wearable sculptures. Find Cecile Zu Hohenlohe’s Jewelry on the Moss Bureau site here.

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COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR ANNOUNCES SPECIAL HELLA JONGERIUS EXHIBITION

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Collective Design Fair is announcing Hella Jongerius’ special exhibit, curated by Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell! We’re so excited to share the announcement, we can’t even find the words! So here it is directly from the press release:

Collective Design Fair is proud to present a solo exhibition on Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius (born 1963) as part of its continuing commitment to presenting the work of significant contemporary designers. Guest curators Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell have assembled a highly personal selection of representative works by the Berlin-based designer, drawn primarily from their private collection. Each work is a complete narrative unto itself, but altogether the selection presents a broader story of the artist’s exceptional ability to create a collection that expresses her idiosyncratic, playful perspective on design. Works featured in the exhibition—from her signature vessels to textiles to furniture—will demonstrate Jongerius’ skill and artistry in stitching together and making harmonious seemingly incongruous ideas, technologies and materials. Says Moss, “For over 20 years Hella Jongerius has been working in an artist collective of sorts— albeit one of her own making. Over the years she has brilliantly ‘curated’ an ever-expanding circle of diverse designers and manufacturers with different sensibilities and aesthetics. In doing so, she brings them all together in an unparalleled “Hella” commune, where ancient and avant-garde, hand-made and laser-cut, familiar and foreign, all become part of a vast quilt of sublime beauty and intelligence—her work.”

For more details about Hella Jongerius’ exhibit and the Collective Design Fair, read the Collective 2 Programming release!

And don’t forget, the Moss Pop store is the place to go to be the first of your friends to get a Hella of your own.

DEPARTURES. MURRAY. FRUIT BOWLS.

ImageMurray now has a column in DEPARTURES magazine. Of course, the first one would be about fruit bowls. Really, people don’t change. Click on that big red logo to get to the goods.