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Behind the Bloss: The Headless Mossman

Since we’ve just been madeover, we’re trying to keep up our youthful appearances. We know the kids these days are all about “planking,” but we only lay face down to do one thing, and we’ll leave that one up to your imagination.

Instead, we propose “Horsemaning.” It’s the new planking people. Get with it.

*Today’s horsemaning is brought to you by Francesco Binfaré’s Sofà and Christian Haas’ Ropes.


Behind the Bloss: Scaffolding Conceals Moss’ Beautiful Face

Last week, Bloss watched in horror as a group of burly construction workers assembled monstrous scaffolding in front of Moss. The worst part? Well, how do you pick, from so many. Firstly, in whose world does burly = hot? Are there not some construction worker attractiveness standards? Isn’t that what unions are for? We’re not in Wisconsin here. As you may suspect, Bloss has standards and Bloss has expectations. And snuff this was not up to.

Then there would be the scaffolding itself. Now, it’s true that gorgeous scaffolding is not only oxymoronic, it’s plain old moronic. So from the time we learned of the imminent erection of the Moss Scaffolding Situation, as we refer to it, we were not looking too much forward. Does the phrase it is what it is mean anything? At least it’s high so it doesn’t cover our wonderful windows, and the big happy surprise was Burly came up with a plan to extend super long steel so there are no uprights in front of the store! Other than in front of the door, of course. So passersby (and especially passersby with cash) have an unobstructed view into Design Wonderland, but then have to squeeze past the steel to actually get inside. Bloss was tempted to complain. But then Bloss decided to make Lemonade.

And in that department, we’ve come up with some scaffolding specific ideas: Continue reading

Quel Fromage, Everybody!

Today, Bastille Day, we honor our friends the French by featuring the Ropes by Christian Haas, who lives in Paris, not far from where Marie Antoinette lost her head. Speaking of which, we’re also featuring the Stelton Black Bread Knife.

Hung Up on the Armory Show? Arthur Will Take Care of That!


Hi there. Yes, we’re taking a conversational tone today because we have something to discuss with you. It’s about art (no, not the contrived idea of art but real art that pushes each and every one one of us into new ways of thinking, silly!). We’ve got that in spades here at Moss and we’re going to have a little shindig to prove it. We’re calling it the Arthur Show because to call it art would challenge those among us who have their noses so far up in the air they wouldn’t know art if it bit them in the you-know-whatsit. Most of those closed-minded “aficionados” (as they so proudly call themselves) will be at the Armory Show so we thought we’d stage an alternative for the open minded. If you’re reading this and you’re not of our tribe, come on down anyway; we’ve got some great new lighting you can use to hang yourself! As the saying goes, we’ll give you plenty of rope…


Ropes, by Christian Haas, are made of Polypropylene and internal strings of warm-light LED’s. These are editions of 15, unique and numbered, so you’ll go out in style! Check in at our Facebook Page for the next three days and you’ll see some other groovy products that will be on view, including the Swell vase, below, designed by Chen Chen. For the real deal, get thee to 150 Greene Street on March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. We promise to have our gallows humor on the ready! We’ll also be having a tweetup, so get your game on with #TheArthurShow. We assume you know what a hashtag is; if not, get a clue!