Thursday, November 19, 2009

MoMA

I have a love/hate relationship with catalogs. My mailslot at home is choked at this time of year. I keep a recycling bag right near the door and that's where most of them end up before they even see the top of the dining room table (where the rest of the mail languishes). A few catch my eye and imagination. These images are courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art Catalog.

Cleverly designed, these miniature vellum lampshades instantly transform any wine glass into a small lamp-just add a tealight or votive candle. Each tube comes with three unique shades, but that means I'd have to buy at least three to get a set. I know I don't have to be so match-matchy, but still. . . fairly affordable at $15. Then I start thinking, I could make these! but with my luck, I'd make more of a fire hazard than anything else. Still. . .

I like this wallet, but at $198 I wouldn't need it because I wouldn't have any money left to store.
The pig is just too cute, but at $90, it's also too expensive just for being cute.

Now this I could afford, and might even have ordered by the time you read this. Acrylic fibers hand-blended, needle-punched together, and saturated with latex. As the catalog says, it would be ideal as a doormat. Antimicrobial and antistatic. Machine washable. Shoes not included. I'm thinking of it for my kitchen.
Can I put this corkscrew on my stocking wishlist? I promise to share whatever I open with it. . .

I really like the MoMA holiday cards, but they are certainly no bargain. Most are more than $20 for 8 cards.

My favorite item in the catalog was this Bauhaus lamp. Each lamp is numbered and certified with the Bauhaus logo. It should be, for $925. It's $295 just to replace the globe.





Let's see what catalogs show up in today's mail. . .



3 comments:

Kathleen said...

On the lamp....just wait for a Target knock-off.

Pigtown-Design said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the pig lamp!

Kathy said...

He's adorable. Maybe he's perfect in my sty of a work/laundry room?