big fan of MoMA and it’s accompanying store – my go-to when perplexed over present procurement, i was pleased to receive a physical catalog (although mostly i cancel those immediately.  paper = wasteful; internet4lyfe). on first glance, the holiday card boxes feel premature; it’s august. the sun has finally revealed herself.  i just broke a sweat this week:  a deep and intense bikram sweat, but it took until now – let me enjoy summertime, mmkmoma?

but 4 products made the entire tree hating non christmas time experience delightful:

Half-Pint Creamer, Liz Dubois, 2009

Half-Pint Creamer, Liz Dubois, 2009

a sucker for conventional shapes in non-traditional materials, i love the see through creamer.  this $14 glassware probably makes brides-to-be beg for a MoMA registry.  move over procelain cows – modernism arrived.

Carry-On Chopsticks, Tohru Yamai, 1998

Carry-On Chopsticks, Tohru Yamai, 1998

wood. metal. sharp. brilliant. clever. clean. sanitary. japan can do no wrong in my eyes – everything coming out of that country is beautiful.

Espresso Set, Fellina Sok-Cham, 2008

Espresso Set, Fellina Sok-Cham, 2008

a 2-in-1 gadget is a special thing + this student-design-competition-winner knows that.  her platter has built in coasters + the cups have spoon rests.  thank you functionality, for showing up in beautiful design.  despite being labeled espresso set, gelato would be brill here too.

Happy Hour Glasses

Happy Hour Glasses

again, utilitarian elegance.  in new york city, where murphy beds are commonplace – who wouldn’t like a double duty drinking glass?  that’s what i thought.

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