MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art, is one of my favorite places in New York City. During my one and only visit, I browsed a traveling exhibit that showed fashion through the years and discussed how the designs and construction of the garments were affected by the socioeconomic and political environment at the time. I won’t be visiting any time soon (2013, maybe, crossing my fingers and my toes). In the meantime, I satisfy my MOMA love by browsing their online shop…
What I love about MOMA is you can buy an item with an ordinary purpose but still add a touch of beauty, whimsy and good design to your desk or kitchen.
The Bird Clock by &Design chirps you awake and announces the time when prompted in English or Japanese. I am the proud owner of the Bird Clock and it brings a smile to my face each time I see it on my nightstand.
The Sparrow Clips by Pititas Waiwiriya can add a pop of color to your leftovers. I’d also use these clips to hang snapshots or art on a gracefully draped string in my workspace.
The Window Bird Feeder will attract the real deal. It’s meant for smaller birds and will attach to a window pane. It was designed by Pascal Charmolu.
Inspired by the artist’s ceramic sculptures, the Bird and Cloud Salt and Pepper Shakers by Daniel Jo will add a fanciful touch to any kitchen. I see this set bringing a bit of art and humor to a breakfast bar in a smaller space with an open floor plan.
All images via the MOMA Store.