My recent post about kids gifts from The Museum of Modern Art Design Shop’s spring press review got lots of traffic, so I want to share some more finds from the event too, both for kids and grown-ups. Check these out (and note that for easy gift-giving, MoMA offers flat shipping for $6.95 and pretty silver gift wrap for $5):
Yellow Submarino Organizer ($70). A new top seller at the MoMA Store, Hector Serrano’s Submarino Organizer is equally at home in a kid’s bathroom or a grown-up’s office. Each section connects magnetically.
Stainless Steel Ice Cream Bowls ($60). These chunky, gleaming stainless steel bowls scream out for ice cream sundaes. And they are double-walled to keep your sweets colder longer. Includes matching spoons.
Magritte Plate Set ($96). Inspired by the artworks of famous Surrealist painter René Magritte, these six durable, dishwasher-safe plates are sure to liven up your next dinner (or playdate).
Archi Desk Accessories– Pen Cup ($18). My 10-year-old daughter, an aspiring architect, has this pencil cup on her own desk. It was inspired by late 19th-century building facades in NYC’s Soho neighborhood.
Screwdriver Set ($65). Keep this gift in mind for Father’s Day–it’s probably the most beautiful, ergonomic screwdriver set you’ll find. I love the rounded beech wood handles.
Lumio Book Lamp ($160). If I had time to read at night, I’d surely want to do so by the light of this innovative sculpture LED lamp which is a “book” that open and expands to provide reading light.
Bitten Soap ($15). A fun conversation piece by MoMA artist Maurizio Cattelan, this whimsical bitten bath soap is organic, vegetable-based, and citrus scented.
Color Block iPhone5 Case ($50). I love this iPhone take on the color block trend (especially combining rich colors with polished cherry wood), and I also adore the “grass”-covered version at top.
FORM Tea Set (up to $822). Isn’t this a beauty? Artist Tom Dixon’s lustrous brass tea set is dipped in warm gold wash for a soft matte surface. Yes, it’s pricey, but even one component makes a great hostess gift.
Tri Color Wave Bag ($595). I adore this geometric, faceted bag by designer Issey Miyake. Composed of black, silver, and white triangles, each bag is one of a kind.