It 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.
Posted in Big News, bookstores, Design, design art, Design Auction, Design Miami, Franklin Getchell, Memoir with photos, Moss archives, Moss Bureau, Moss Gallery, Moss Staff, Mossangeles, MossPOP, Murray Moss, New York City, Please Do Not Touch, Rizzoli
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Hey, everybody, it’s that time again. Panic time. It’s like you were asleep and just woke up to find out it’s almost too late to get those gifts you need to get for all those people you like so much. But look here. We have the solution to your problem. Yes, excellent one-of-a-kind, historically complex and oddly moving vintage press photos right from the walls of Torpedo.House. Overpainted, or from the archives of the Baltimore Sun, or the pages of Tertium Quid, Murray’s book. Or, hey, you could also give that book. Click on one of the elves and go straight to the big red house. But do it now. Tick tock. And don’t forget our 15% off the listed price, as our gift to you.
Posted in Holiday gifts, Murray Moss, press photographs, press photography, Sale, TERTIUM QUID, Torpedo House, Vintage Photographs
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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
Posted in Alice Washburn, August magazine, Fairy Tale Architecture, Franklin Getchell, Hamden, Interior Design, Moss, Murray Moss, Ripped from the headlines, Torpedo House
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No, 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.
Posted in Baby Jesus doll, dolls, Glossy fiber silver gelatin print, Holidays, Moss, Moss Bureau, press photographs, press photography, Ripped from the headlines, Shopping as entertainment, TERTIUM QUID, Uncategorized, Vintage Photographs
Tagged Art, Design, history, lifestyle, media, news, Photography, Photos
It’s the only red house gallery in the world. Okay, in the United States. Oh my god, all right, in Connecticut. Anyway, it’s private and by appointment and filled with wonder and dustfree and no, you can’t bring your dog, and yes, you can buy things. In fact, that’s the point. If you go to the website now, you can see the sort of things you can buy, and the amazing thing is you don’t even have to come all the way to TORPEDO HOUSE to make a purchase. You can do it from your sofa. Not online, though. You can communicate with us through the website and we will do it all the old-fashioned way. By email. Or the prehistoric way. Telephone. Anyway, you know what they say about torpedos.
Posted in August magazine, Baltimore Sun, Big News, Franklin Getchell, Glass House, Interior Design, Moss Bureau, Murray Moss, press photographs, TERTIUM QUID, Torpedo House, Vintage Photographs
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So 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.
Posted in Glossy fiber silver gelatin print, Moss Bureau, Murray Moss, murraymossphotoinventory, Overpainted photographs, press photographs, Ripped from the headlines, Vintage Photographs
Tagged Art, black white photos, Depression, Design, flagpole sitting, overpainted photos, photogaphy, Photos, vintage press photos
Beginning 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.
Posted in A. Aubrey Bodine, Baltimore Sun, Glossy fiber silver gelatin print, Moss Bureau, Murray Moss, Overpainted photographs, press photographs, Vintage Photographs
Tagged black and white photographs, Design, Overpainted photographs, Photography, Photos, vintage press photographs
Moss has been known to throw one hell of a party (you probably wouldn’t know because you weren’t invited). While delving deep through our party photo archives we found a bunch of old photos from our Lomography Party in 2007, and we realized, dear god we are hipsters.
Look at these photos of Heineken beers, people in flannel shirts, and a DJ. We’re no better than people in Brooklyn!
Want to be a hipster yourself? Then pick up one of our exclusive FurCam Lomography Cameras and start shooting. Continue reading