WE ARE NOW ON A HIATUS FROM SHOPKEEPING. THINGS NEED TO BE SOLVED, SO WE ARE TAKING TIME TO THINK. THE COOPER HEWITT SHOP IS KINDLY SELLING OUR GOODS UNTIL WE COME BACK AROUND. BELOW IS OUR ARCHIVE OF OBJECTS, YOU CAN SEE THEM ALL IN PERSON AT THE MUSEUM PS1 THROUGH APRIL. WRITE US IF YOU NEED US AT: INFO@KIOSKKIOSK.COM WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
September 2012 - New ! Now! Like, Totally Wow! I have never been to Colombia and I still have not been there. Chris, our friend and co-worker did go to Colombia and brought back 33 things for us here at Kiosk. You get a treat and I get one too. Lucky!
Namaste! India, you say, again...and why not? After all, it has been said that only after so many lifetimes can one say you have explored all of India. We go little by little, each collection being slowly created, considered and consumed. Hope you like it!
Touch, my foot with your bicycle tire
Hearing, the rickshaws I lost
Sight, of all reality while I thought I could
Strictly Tokyo. Strictly black and white. Strictly Yokoo and hard lines.
A mostly tri-state area collection. Really vivid colors and extreme New Jersey conditions.
We flew to Egilsstadir from Reykjavik. We drove back to Reykjavik. We walked on a glacier. We communed with nature. We did not eat puffin, shark or whale.
Another annual collection, this time with a nature theme and long shadows.
Three weeks turned into a second visit which made the total number of weeks 6. The only thing I longed for was vegetables, otherwise we can find no flaw. We considered moving.
Need we say more than the word? Luckily we have family there, if you ever need tips let us know.
We headed south, we saw a Space Shuttle launch and swam with the manatees. Florida really was Florida. The Keys are the Keys and Jimmy Buffet is alive and well.
Another yearly collection, I have to say I feel there is a little obsessiveness in the air. It all began with Obama in 2007 and it has been escalating ever since. Nine Objects for 2009 cater to an obsessive streak.
Mostly Massachusetts: Edith Wharton, Norman Rockwell, the Berkshires, the Cape, Boston, the North Shore. Eating traditional American food and still not knowing exactly what that is.
Two weeks visiting Hong Kong is not something tourists do. We were lucky. Hong Kong style tea and ying/yang became a part of our daily existence. We were blown away by the commerce, organization and volume.
Deeply poetic and extremely internal, we only went as far north as Kuopio. We took a smoke sauna, talked, talked, talked and talked to people who are known for not talking, visited Aalto structures, etc.
10 days in Berlin at friends and a 10 day tour of the country by car. It was hard, there was no snow in the Alps, there was a wind storm. The country held a tremendous amount of unique objects and bizarre experiences.
Two trips, hosted by DFC, stayed in Mexico City, visited the states of Michoacán, Puebla and Chiapas, a crazy drive with a one-man-band devoted to preserving traditional textiles.
Marco's homeland, we know it well. It was cold and we were in Dalarna. There was a contemporary Swedish craft show in the store and a giant burlap elf.
Our first collection made in 2005, we had no money, we pulled everything we had together, we sold personal possessions. It was amazing.