It does finally seem to be happening, the release of our book. Scheduled for April 10, but last week the advance copies arrived. What this means is that a box of books arrived by FedEx ahead of all the others which are on a ship somewhere. Design-obsessed Somali pirates take note. We are wore out handling the thousands of pre-launch demands for interviews and photo sessions. Okay, maybe not thousands. Okay, two. But they were long, okay? It seemed like more. You can click on the book and be whisked over to Amazon where you can preorder and have it delivered to your door rather than have to go out in the fourth or fifth bombogalactic winter storm which are no doubt waiting around the corner.
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“Mathilde will be remembered as one of the great human rights leaders of our time. Her brilliance and compassion reached far beyond public health as an example for us all of the importance of tolerance and social justice. “ – amfAR Trustee Harry Belafonte
When we did AIDSfilms back in the mid ’80s, Mathilde was by our side when we needed her help. We were a very small part of the half billion dollars she was responsible for bringing in to support research and treatment for people with AIDS and HIV.
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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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