Monday, December 10, 2012

Museum Shopping - Holiday Gift Guide 2012 - #4

Pinocchio Tape Measure
This 60" Pinocchio Tape Measure is practical, colorful, and fun. Simply pull Pinocchio's nose to measure, and press his ear to retract the tape.
From the 
Gift Shop
at the
Museum of Modern Art, NYC 1.800.851.4509

(editor's note) This year ARTSnFOOD is trying something different, by having each gift guide focus on a different museum shop.  The Museum of Modern Art, Gift Shop in New York City is featured in this our 4th gift guide. All of the items shown below can be ordered from MoMA by calling 800-851-4509 or order online:  

Red Satellite Bowl small

Carlo Contin, 1999

Modern Classic Thermal Carafe
Ole Palsby, 1986
This classic spherical carafe in shiny red is constructed of high-quality polypropylene with a vacuum-sealed hard glass liner, which keeps beverages hot or cold for 12–14 hours. Screw-on lid. Hand-wash only

Remote Control Spaceman
Arriving ready for lift off, this spaceman hovers from room to room providing hours of indoor fun. Control his flight patterns with a 2 channel infrared remote controller. A powerful twin rotor propulsion allows for flying up to 50 feet high. Includes a rapid battery charging unit. Charger requires 8 AA batteries (not included). Remote controller requires 3 AG13 batteries (included). Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Office & Computer Glasses
These non-magnifying glasses are amber-tinted to reduce eye strain by warming the harsh artificial light found in many offices and from long computer use. They soothe the eyes by filtering the harsh light. Scratch-resistant and they provide 100% UV protection.

LIFE 50 Years of James Bond

Book 2012
This commemorative book, issued in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond film, 1962's Dr. No, details the rise of the legendary spy, from his origins in the imagination of Ian Fleming, a high-ranking officer in British Naval Intelligence during World War II, to his current status as an instantly recognizable cultural icon. Fans will delight in the book's discussion of the films, reminiscences by the stars, trivia, and inside information assembled under the auspices of LIFE, the historic magazine that helped fuel Bond's rise to stardom in the 1960s.

Gorillatorch™ Flare
With its flexible legs and magnetic feet, Gorillatorch Flare™ secures to virtually any surface and casts a hands-free light up to 100 lumens. Its adjustable light intensity, red light function, and strobe features let you select the optimal beam for any situation. A must-have for roadside assistance and emergencies. Three AA batteries included. Water-resistant.

Rubber X-Bands
Featured in the Museum's 2004 exhibition Humble Masterpieces, these X-shaped rubber bands are great for organizing papers and cards or sealing small boxes. Each box contains an assortment of four sizes and colors, 16 rubberbands in total.

Cordies Cable Organizer
Stephen Stewart, 2009
Neatly organize cords from phones, cameras, computers, and more with this compact desktop cable accessory. Four slots secure multiple cords and prevent them from sliding off the desk when disconnected.

X-Mini Speaker
This compact portable speaker produces high-quality sound. Unlock and raise the speaker for more bass, and connect multiples with the included jack to increase volume. Includes a USB connector for charging. Provides up to six hours of play when it is fully charged.
"This little speaker is sensational. It is compact and convenient, rugged and very portable, yet puts out a sound that is full and satisfying. The speaker is just what I was looking for, to carry with me on my travels. It fits in a pocket or a briefcase, and can fill a room with music. It can be used for several hours on a single charge, and plugs into a USB port to re-charge, so it won't drain the battery of your iPod or MP3 player. I bought ten, to give as gifts this year!" - Ter the traveler
2013 Phases of the Moon Calendar
Irwin Glusker, 2011
$8.50 Sale
The progressive phases of the moon graphically chart a shimmering pattern across this unique wall calendar, a MoMA classic. Printed in the USA.

2013 Jumping Point Calendar
Michael Domberger, 1975
$19.98 Sale
Punch out the day's dot to expose the vivid color underneath.

MUJI Recycled Sock
The name "MUJI" is derived from the Japanese phrase "Mujirushi Ryohin," meaning "No Brand Goods." Over the last 20 years, they have developed a worldwide following with a guiding philosophy that emphasizes innovative and simple materials, processes, and packaging. The resulting products are streamlined, environmentally friendly, and beautiful in their simplicity.

This set of five unisex socks is made from recycled fabric. Each set comes in a random assortment of colors.

MUJI Blue T-Shirt Cube
Cleverly packaged in shrink-wrapped cubes, these fitted t-shirts make great gifts. To maintain the shirt's wrinkle-effect, twist it in a rubber band before drying. The sizing for each t-shirt runs small.

Diamond Ring Red Acrylic
Alissia Melka-Teichroew, 2003
Size 5 only
There are no diamonds in this ring, but rather a thought-provoking silhouette, imitating the conventional Tiffany setting. The Diamond Ring is designed in acrylic by Alissia Melka-Teichroew, a designer whose work has been exhibited at museums internationally.

Happy Bird Earrings
Michiel Cornelissen, 2009
These charming earrings feature birds inside cages, made using a special 3-D printing technology.

Five Points Necklace
Frans van Berkel, 2007
This graceful, sculptural necklace features interlacing steel-wire strands that elegantly support the necklace's five silver-plated brass points. Clean using silver polish.

Jewelry Studio Kits
Anni Albers, 1941
$13.00 each Item #63859 

Bobby Pin



These jewelry kits are based upon an original piece featured in a 1941 traveling exhibition of common object jewelry. During World War II, when materials were in short supply, Albers invented ways to create playful, elegant jewelry using simple components usually found in hardware shops and stationery stores. Each kit comes with all of the pieces necessary to create the necklace shown.

Audrey Necklace
Mariana Diaz, 2009
With a design inspired by the 1960s, this necklace is handmade of polished black crystal beads strung together to create a vintage look. Each necklace is finished with a unique clasp.

Ultra-Flat Multicolor Wall Clock
Thomas Buchheim, 2010
Featuring a vibrant multicolor spectrum, this super-thin clock is made of plastic with a whisper-quiet movement. One LR1130 battery included.
Arne Jacobsen Flatware
Arne Jacobsen, 1957
A minimalist classic, this Flatware designed by Arne Jacobsen represents the essence of the Danish modern style and has been in continuous production since it was introduced. Used as the flatware for the crew in Stanley Kubrick's film, "2001, A Space Odyssey," the futuristic-looking set is sleek, with the handles only slightly differentiated, and the knife blade indicated only by a subtle indentation. Five-piece place setting includes a dinner fork and knife, soup spoon, salad fork, and teaspoon. Made of matte-finish 18/8 stainless steel by Georg Jensen.

Lunch Pot
Daniel Black and Martin Blum, 2011
This cleverly designed set makes it easy to transport soups, pasta, or other food. Two pots with watertight seals stack inside a convenient carrying strap, which secures the included spoon/fork. The pots nest for compact storage when empty. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

Box Appetit Lunch Container
Daniel Black and Martin Blum, 2010
An alternative to disposable lunch bags, Box Appetit is a cleverly designed reusable lunch box from London-based designers Daniel Black and Martin Blum. It has a lockable clear lid with an integrated dipping well, a sauce container for salad dressing or condiments, a removable microwave-safe food compartment, and a fork. The lunch box locks shut and forms a water-tight seal. Microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

Palette Tissue Case
Takatomo Kawase, 2007
For office or anywhere, a standard-size tissue box cover with handy organizational compartments on top.

Pizza Yummypocket Pouch
Anat Safran, 2009
This is the perfect silly pouch for cellphones, sunglasses, house keys, pocket change, and whatever else you need to get you through the day.

Until later,

ARTSnFOOD, is an online publication dedicated to "The Pursuit of Happiness, the Arts and Food." ™ All rights reserved. Concept, Original Art, Text & Photographs are © Copyright 2012 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All gallery, museum, fair, auction or festival photographs were taken with permission. Images © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

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