Tag Archives: Moss


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.

The Final Sale starts Thursday

nevermoreTriggered by the need to finally, after approximately a thousand years, move out of our lovely warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, welcome to NEVERMORE, the final sale of Moss. Now is the last moment of all time that you can buy something from Moss. 402 West 13th Street, dead center of the Meatpacking District, which didn’t exist when Moss opened in 1994. 11am to 7pm. For everyone sad that we closed and regretting you didn’t buy that special thing, here’s your chance.

Tick Tock. Only minutes remain in Paddle8 sale

siriusballIt doesn’t take a crystal ball [which you could also buy at the auction] to know that you will be missing an amazing auction if you don’t click thru NOW to the Paddle8 sale of excellence from the Moss archives. Don’t be a Left-Behind.

One crucial day left for the Moss Archives auction at Paddle8

STOP2 Please, please,  don’t live the rest of your life as a bitter and disappointed design collector. We know how miserable that will make you and those dear to you. First, you will begin to lose interest in everything you now love. You will start drinking more and more, secretly, and then openly, brazenly. And eventually, yes, we have seen this so many times before, you will spiral out of control. This sad path is so very clear, but it is not inevitable. We can but urge you to click through, now,  to the Paddle8 auction and take this final opportunity to give yourself the gift of great design, and thereby save yourself from a life of eternal dissatisfaction and design barrenness. We do not say this to benefit ourselves in any way, of course.  Our only concern is you. One day left.

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.

Close your eyes, tap your heels together three times and wish for shelving

aor5There’s no place like MossAngeles for fine shelving.  We brought everything back to New York and we have all the 606 Universal Shelving you could want: shelves, uprights, cabinets and even sloping shelves. Black, off white and silver. We have everything except the shoes. If you only had a brain, you’d call 212 204 7107 or email info@mossbureau.com for more info and find out how CHEAP they are. You’re not in Kansas any more and you’re not Judy Garland either, so get some shelves, girlfriend.

Robin Williams, funniest man alive

017-mark-mann-theredlistRobin Williams was an occasional customer at the Moss store. Once he was there with his two young daughters who actually witnessed a shoplifter stealing something down on the lower level. They told us, we caught the guy, police came, it turned into a thing. As they were all leaving, he said, “Pretty exciting store you have here.” That’s our Robin Williams story.  Always liked him. Will miss him.  Portrait above by Mark Mann.

“What good is sitting alone in your room?” Not much, at Springbrook Elementary School

75-76This is their “punishment” room. If a kid talked in class, they’d lock him up, alone, in this room. You know,  for a few hours. “What’s the big deal?” the principal said. “It works. They don’t talk in class again.” No, we wouldn’t think so, because they’re so traumatized they never speak again. Ever. Life was not a Cabaret at Springbrook in 1973. TERTIUM QUID vintage press photos. See this one and all the rest at Edelman Arts. Or click on the room to see what this is paired with, and to purchase.


Financial Times rightly praises MOSSPOP in “How To Spend It” — their aptly named magazine

Image Click on the word QUIRKY to read the full article. You will be entranced, and compelled to spend. You have been warned.