Category Archives: MossPOP

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.


Advance copies out to reviewers

cover22It 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.


DAYLIGHT2It’s unbelievable what’s happening here in the land of March Madness and April Showers and May Day! May Day! May Day! Spring ahead for savings beyond human understanding. Click on SAVINGS to be transported right there. You will not be sorry. Well, you might be one of those depressed people who are just always unhappy in which case we can’t really engage. But otherwise, mossPOP is the ticket to springtime happy.

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.

And the cool item of the month is, yes, DOG TOYS

Picture of Dogs | Home Puppies HD Wallpaper Backgrounds FreeOur knitted wool toys used to be for human children, but really, that’s so 2013. We have cleverly repositioned said toys and are pleased to announce our new, small, exclusive, and possibly somewhat familiar, line of DOG TOYS. Perfect for chewing and slavering over and tossing in the air and catching, and other things dogs do with their toys.  There are three models, each one high on the canine appeal rating chart. (Proof on file.) Click on The Dog to see all three at mossPOP, a dog friendly website.

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

mosspopdoghouseIt’s the 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. 

POP! Lisa Roberts has a new book

designpopOur best friend LISA ROBERTS  has a new book, out this week. Since you can of course always completely tell a book from its cover, you just know this is going to be great. And it has POP in the title, so how can you go wrong? Get it now from soul-killing AMAZON.  And you can get an animated sneak peak, which was created by our other best friend Chalkie Davies, by clicking on that cover . Prepare for fun.

TERTIUM QUID is at the MoMA bookstore. Here’s living proof.

momaRace over there right now. Maybe they only have three copies left. Or you could click on the pic to buy it at mossPOP.  Don’t get us wrong. We’re really pleased that it’s at MoMA, but a sale is a sale.


passmossPOP has long been a staunch supportor of heterosexual marriage, and we are standing by with a virtual smorgasburg of “good glasses” to help kickstart a few primitive mating rituals. Curated sets or all matching, tall, short, tumbler or stemmed, mouth-blown or cast, hand-painted or gold-rimmed,  red wine, white wine, whiskey, vodka, highball,  champagne, rose,  sherry,  martini, zombie, singles, sets of six or twelve or eight or two, from Italy, Austria, France, Finland or the good old USA. We’ve got good glasses. The ball’s in your court, boys and girls.


Every person is unique. Now everyone can have a unique glass. Curated glassware at mossPOP





Curated glassware has a long and interesting history. Perhaps its most important incarnation was in France during the period between the wars, and its most famous practitioner was the irrepressible Gertrude Stein. Stein was a staunch devotee of mixing and matching her glasses and her guests. As we know, her guest list was extensive and diverse, and so were her glasses, some of which she sent Alice B. Toklas out to find at the early morning flea markets and some she purchased directly from the illustrious glass manufacturies in the 16th.   Her long salon evenings were well known for the amount of alcohol consumed and for the variety and sophistication of the vessels from which the whiskey, champagne, gin and wine were consumed. The casual sangfroid with which Stein managed the distribution of her prized glasses among her equally prized guests notwithstanding, this important aspect of her social gatherings has been little remarked upon. It would be difficult to find references to it in the standard Stein biographies, and it’s only in the fairly obscure monograph written by her fairly obscure son, Wayland Henry Stein, entitled The Stein Way and published long after her death in 1946. Sadly, Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast does not mention her curation, and Wayland Stein was so bitter about being cut from his mother’s will that his recollections are understandably less than fully reliable, so unfortunately we do not know with certainty exactly what glasses Stein curated with. This must be regarded as another of those pieces of vital information lost to history.

Luckily, now you can participate in this international tradition of curation and heavy drinking. mossPOP has several entirely unique sets of curated glasses available for immediate purchase and filling with summer beverages. Click on either set above and see them all. There’s only one of each set, so hurry.  Avoid glassware disappointment.