Acclaimed Hamden landmark Torpedo House is proud to introduce an entirely new category of Important Architecture. Fairy Tale Architecture. We look at it as the marriage of Walk Disney and Alice Washburn, the architecture of Torpedo House itself. Free from allegiance to any existing architectural style or school, Washburn was able to draw from them all, and create her own signature style, one in which whimsy, fancy and childlike delight are the driving principles, where Garrison meets Medieval meets Colonial, on equal footing. In the next several weeks, we will be sharing more examples of this exciting historical (and historic) development
Posted in Alice Washburn, August magazine, Fairy Tale Architecture, Franklin Getchell, Hamden, Interior Design, Moss, Murray Moss, Ripped from the headlines, Torpedo House
Tagged announcement, Art, Design, lifestyle, news, Photography, Photos, travel
It’s the only red house gallery in the world. Okay, in the United States. Oh my god, all right, in Connecticut. Anyway, it’s private and by appointment and filled with wonder and dustfree and no, you can’t bring your dog, and yes, you can buy things. In fact, that’s the point. If you go to the website now, you can see the sort of things you can buy, and the amazing thing is you don’t even have to come all the way to TORPEDO HOUSE to make a purchase. You can do it from your sofa. Not online, though. You can communicate with us through the website and we will do it all the old-fashioned way. By email. Or the prehistoric way. Telephone. Anyway, you know what they say about torpedos.
Posted in August magazine, Baltimore Sun, Big News, Franklin Getchell, Glass House, Interior Design, Moss Bureau, Murray Moss, press photographs, TERTIUM QUID, Torpedo House, Vintage Photographs
Tagged announcement, Art, Connecticut, Design, home, House Gallery, lifestyle, Photos, travel
Live right now, the Paddle8 sale of an excellent selection of items from the Moss archives. Fabulous pieces of extreme wonderfulness and goodness from the designers we love: Maarten Baas, Hella Jongerius, the Campanas, Luisa Cevese, and so many more. Some might look at this as your last chance to buy something from Moss. They would be right. Click on the 8 to go there. From today until Sept 9. Bid early, bid often.
Posted in auction sale, Design Auction, Franklin Getchell, Moss, Moss archives, Moss Gallery, Murray Moss
Tagged auction, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Franklin Getchell, Gaetano Pesce, Hella Jongerius, Maarten Baas, Moss, Moss Gallery, Murray Moss, Paddle8
Here we are taking a selfie at the Anish Kapoor Bean in Millennium Park. Can you see us? We’re right in the center of the photo. See the little flash? And see the bottom of the bean and the kids close up, being reflected? It’s a super amazing breathtaking sculpture. Click on the photo to see everything larger. And click here to really see what the Bean looks like.
Posted in Anish Kapoor, Bean, Chicago, Franklin Getchell, Millennium Park, Murray Moss
Tagged Anish Kapoor, Bean, Chicago, Franklin Getchell, Millennium Park, Murray Moss
Probably this makes no sense to you. That’s because you don’t know Moss Bureau is consulting with the Nelson Atkins Museum and we were just in Kansas City and the museum has a big installation up right now called The Plains Indians (which explains the teepees) and the shuttlecock is actually an Oldenburg sculpture of which there are a couple on this giant lawn. The idea behind them was that there were these two giants playing badminton using the museum building as the net. I think badminton was invented in Kansas City or something, maybe. Anyway, see the things you can find when you get out of town? Click on the pic to see it bigger. And if you just can’t get enough of that shuttlecock, here’s the famous Shuttlecock Mug that you can buy from the museum’s gift shop.
Here you have Murray and Franklin as part of the Friends of Vitra/Characters campaign for the chair we’re sitting on. Well, that I am sitting on. Murray is, of course, as usual sitting on me. The chair is the Grand Repos by Antonio Citterio. You can see more of our immensely clever and not at all self conscious photos by clicking on Murray’s face. To see more of the whole campaign, click here.
It’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.
Posted in Big News, Design, design art, Franklin Getchell, Moss Bureau, MossPOP, Murray Moss, Prostitutes, Shopping as entertainment, warehouse sale
Tagged dog, doghouse, Franklin Getchell, Magis, Michael Young, Moss Bureau, mossPOP, Murray Moss, New York Times, Rima Suqi, warehouse sale
What a day. I don’t know about you but we’re exhausted. VIP preview tonight at Collective 2, and then Tertium Quid booksigning on Monday. Whew. Click on the pic to go there.
Posted in 2014, Behind the Bloss, Design, Franklin Getchell, Installations, Moss Bureau, Murray Moss, Opening nights, Uncategorized
Tagged Collective 2, Franklin Getchell, Moss Bureau, Murray Moss
There are people out there who believe that Bert and Ernie were inspired by certain founders of Moss Bureau. Those people are mistaken. But there is a long ago connection to Sesame, and great affection for old B and E, and this New Yorker cover is just about as sweet as anything gets these days.