Category Archives: Moss

We Hot Hot Hot in Brasil, chico

cover26669Everybody in Brasil loves us. What can I say? It might have something to do with Fernando and Humberto Campana, the Boys from Brazil, as we called them. Click on the book cover to buy your own copy, in ENGLISH.

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Two weeks and things are coming apart

coverglow1coverglow2coverglow3Okay, people, we’re approaching TWO WEEKS since this amazing and FUNNY book was launched by Rizzoli and WHAT’S GOING ON? Are we on the New York Times Best Seller List? No. Are we on ANY best seller list? None known to humankind. And why do you think that is? Go on, take a WILD guess. It’s because many of you, you know who you are, and so do we, I might add, have not purchased your copy yet. Does the phrase WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? mean anything to you? How about the phrase YOU’RE NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER. There are so many many reasons for you to pick up your phone and order this joyous ode to retail at the turn of the century, but here’s one you might not have thought of: the print is small. If you keep waiting, your eyes may change and you might not be able to read it. WORD TO THE WISE. And that word is PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH. Click on MOSS above and speed toward Amazon.

Two Gentlemen at Rizzoli

riz11 Here we are at the Rizzoli bookstore having a “conversation”, just like we have every day all day long for the past forty six years. Except this time there were a hundred people listening. Oh, we were talking about the book, Please Do Not Touch, which you yourself can buy and read if you click on the pics, which will take you to Amazon where you can Prime yourself a copy. We ourselves encourage you to do that because otherwise we’ll need to do more public conversations.

Headline change for the print edition

markdownA more congenial headline for the At Home With… article when it appeared in the print edition of the Times yesterday. Click on us to see the full article. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH is doing well, even a Best Seller in one category on AMAZON. Zoom Zoom.

 

Please Do Not Touch the NY Times

kanyeJust in time for the book’s first day of sales, here’s a piece in the New York Times today. We ourself might have gone with a different headline, but I guess it gets attention. There’s nothing like plopping yourself down into the middle of pop culture. The book is nesting out the door. Get yours before it’s gone. You don’t want to be last on your block. Click on the pic for the full Times piece.

please do not touch, book signing

RIZZ INVITEPublication date is Tuesday April 10, which is when those of you wise enough and worried enough to plan ahead and pre-order your copy of our brilliant book about MOSS will be getting your books sent to you. Everyone here applauds your forethought and quick movements. Hear that? Okay, thanks guys. You can stop now. Anyway, this is a notice about the next step in the unleashing upon the world of our book.  A “conversation” between Murray and Franklin AND an opportunity to yes buy the book and then have it signed by us. Yes, both of us. I realize most of you do not have a clue what you’ll be doing on Monday April 23rd. So if you find yourself out and about, come on over to Rizzoli. Hilarity will reign. Click on the book to go to the book website for all kinds of things you’ll be happy to find.

 

Please Do Not Touch, the book

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Our about to be immensely popular new book, with the same title as the t-shirt, will be released on April 10th by Rizzoli.  It will probably sell out in one day. Look at what happened to Fire and Fury. Of course, our book is not about Trump. Though it does have some pretty juicy revelations. It’s the story of MOSS, like you never heard it before. And speaking of Trump, did you know he NEVER shopped at MOSS? Unless it was him who broke in that night and stole the bicycle. I wouldn’t put it past him. Anyway, click on the shirt to go to the special Please Do Not Touch website where you can learn everything you need to know, including that you should pre-order from Amazon. It’s better to be safe than sorry, my grandmother always said. She always pre-ordered. And no, you cannot buy that t-shirt. It’s sold out. Let that be a lesson to you.

 

The Introduction of Fairy Tale Architecture

snowwhite+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

Baby Jesus Barbie. Supplies are dwindling fast.

dollNo, we are not at an Amazon Warehouse on Cyber Monday, my friends. We are back in time to 1954 and photographer Massimo Ascani shot this for United Press Photo and it’s called, for some reason, “A Part of Christmas”. You can find this and many other excellent examples of compelling and disturbing vintage press photographs just waiting for you at Torpedo.House. I’ll bet you know exactly who this shot would be perfect for. As a little going away gift.

RIP, Richard Sapper, father of the Tizio

sapperRichard Sapper designed one of the most popular lamps of all time, the Tizio. That’s it on the upper left of the photo above. Which was taken at Moss, by the way. Just saying. Sapper also designed a nearly as popular espresso maker for Alessi, the 9090, and later an electric version, which is also on the wall, just above his right arm. He also designed the IBM Thinkpad and famously said no to Steve Jobs who wanted him to come to Apple. Click on the photo to go the Times obit. RIP, sir.