Category Archives: Murray Moss

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.

Murray, Holding a Jensen Fruitbowl in front of Bamboo

mm22As proof, if you need still more, that Murray really was in Beijing working with Georg Jensen, here he is, in the middle of set up, weighing his options. One of the options will be to eventually put down the fruitbowl. Quite possibly into that box that sits upon the ground in front of him. We’ll never know for sure.

Murray, Marc Newson, Georg Jensen, together again in Beijing

11875368_397435780460796_1198128274_nHere’s Murray interviewing Marc during the opening of the Jensen Hus in Beijing.   Murray may be asking, and Marc may be talking about the rather amazingly gorgeous Tea Service he has just designed for Jensen, which was being launched during the opening ceremonies. That’s pretty likely. But we weren’t there, so it’s an informed guess.

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.

Major MOSS sale at online auction house PADDLE8

paddleLive 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.

Murray talks at Philadelphia Museum of Art

phil2Saturday afternoon, Murray will be speaking as part of COLLAB at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Click the pic to buy some tix.

$85, $52.95 or $559.61 — your choice

GeorgJensen_CoverMurray’s shiny gorgeous Georg Jensen book is available all over the place, and even on Amazon it’s offered at so many price points, it’s dizzying. And very curious. Why would someone who could purchase the book nearly anywhere for its listed price of $85, or on Amazon for $52.95, choose of their own free will to pay $559.61 for THE SAME BOOK. Are there people out there who could possibly think to themselves, My God there must be something REALLY special about that $559.61 version even though they don’t say there is. Why else would they be charging so much? Think I better just snap one right up. Yessirree. Here’s my titanium Amex. Sure don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity.

PS. Murray has a regular column in INTERIOR DESIGN magazine

INT DES dec CAnd it’s called PS and it’s at the very back of the magazine, you know, like a post script. Get it? In the column, he just talks about things and people, and , you know, this and that. Click on that red dot above to read his first column.