Category Archives: Moss Bureau

Coming soon: Torpedo House, a new concept in gallery presentation

blakerA rare and magical private house gallery, where every room offers superb examples of overpainted vintage press photographs and black and white archival prints, many from the pages of the highly regarded Baltimore Sun. See this work in the residential context of an exquisitely restored 1929 Alice Washburn neo-garrison home where the furniture is as curated as the artworks. 

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Let’s run it up the flagpole and see who takes a knee

boy treeSo flagpole sitting was a big fad in the US in the ’20’s. This kid was photographed in 1929 right at the end of all that fun. Doesn’t he look like he’s having a good time? I suppose there are stupider things to do. Let’s all think really hard and come up with a few. Well done, everyone. Now think of some stupid things that have nothing to do with Trump. Or go click the boy and find out more about this astounding photo.

Today is the first day of the rest of our vintage photographs

mmpi3Beginning today, a charm offensive of monumental proportions has begun, with coordination unseen since Dunkirk, among our various Instagram accounts, Twitter account and Facebook, as well as this blog and the two websites we maintain. The photos in this collection are unbelievable and there’s no way people like yourself would be able to resist grabbing them up if you just knew where to find them. That’s why we have started Operation Hitch Your Wagon to a Star (OHYWS in the confidential memos) the goal of which is to bring overpainted press photographs into the 21st Century and beyond. Over the next days and weeks, we’ll be sharing these with you, on a controlled basis, and I might as well warn you now, it will be First Come, First Served (FCFS) so as the head of the Orphanage always used to say,  Avoid disappointment. Come to dinner early. Each of these beauties is a one of a kind. We urge you to stay in close touch with our various media venues. Really, we’re only thinking of you.

Giant Pink Flamingo x 2, at the MFA shop in Houston

FlamingogoThere’s no business like the pink flamingo business, especially at the Moss Bureau enhanced shop at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. These babies get a lot of attention. No surprise, really. Just the thing to be riding around your pool on these hot hot summer days. Giddy up, Divine! Eat your heart out, John Waters.

Life is so complicated

screw_comp3So stop screwing around. Moss Bureau can simplify things. It’s simply what we do. Click  to learn more.

Zaha Hadid dies at 65

zahaHer death today was absolutely shocking. I think it’s because Zaha was always so amazingly powerfully THERE. She was a life force. She was brilliant and she was mean. A life of fighting for position took its toll. She was not nice. In fact, she was horrible. Look at that face. But you could not resist her and you could not ignore her astounding work. We will miss all aspects of this giant relentless breathtaking woman. Click on her photo above to go to a tribute today in the Guardian, a list with photos of her ten most extraordinary buildings.  And click on the photo below to go to a great interview with her in an amazing magazine called UNCUBED. It’s where both of these photos are from.

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Moss Bureau comes of age

MB20162016 is going to be a big year for Moss Bureau. We have new clients, we’re launching a new website, two new Instagram pages and this very blog is about to be transformed into a stupendous forum. For those of you who have been just waiting for something new, watch this space. We’ll starting rolling things out over the next week. Except for the obvious reasons why it’s not, 2016 is going to be a great year to be alive. And, of course, what’s the alternative? Stay tuned, friends and neighbors, stay tuned.

Yes, you’re right. Murray’s back in China.

jensen gardenRemember how Murray was in China last fall? Well, he’s back there again, and once again is working with Georg Jensen. This time it’s during Beijing Design Week, and the opening of the exhibition Jensen’s Garden, which is the first section of the new Jensen Hus headquarters to open. Note his tiny photo in the second row on the brochure, surrounded by pals Marc Newson, Aric Chen and of course, Jensen CEO, David Chu. Click on that tiny face to see the whole thing way bigger.

Rizzoli’s beautiful new store has launch party

IMG_1366It was craziness last night at Broadway and 25th Street, the location of the new Rizzoli store. Okay, okay, maybe the store’s not quite finished but they had a launch party scheduled so launch they did. Thousands of New York book lovers showed up and lined up to get in. Once inside, you saw the excellent and gorgeous Fornasetti wallpaper, had a glass of wine, if you could make it to the bar, and got to hear Diane von Furstenberg and Rizzoli publisher Charles Miers wish you a warm [no air conditioning as yet] welcome. That’s them below. IMG_1363

Moss Bureau dumps Trump

trumpJoining our friend the great chef Jose Andres, and Macy’s. NBC, the PGA, Perfumania, and of course the entire country of Mexico, Moss Bureau is firing Donald Trump for his unbridled racism and for being a hopeless clown and blight on humanity, and a pig. We know you were about to ask us to open stores in all your crummy condo buildings, so before you do, Donald, don’t bother.