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 LARGELY SOLD OUT OF OUR THINGS BUT HAVE SOME ON THEIR WEBSITE ONLY. BELOW IS OUR ARCHIVE OF ALL THE OBJECTS WE HAVE EVER FOUND. WRITE US IF YOU NEED US AT: INFO@KIOSKKIOSK.COM WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

Blue and White Soap

Blue and White Soap

2.5" x 15.5"
Soap
PORTUGAL

Marbleized soap like marble cake. Found in the bathroom at the Knights of Templar complex, Convent of the Order of Christ, in Tomar, a huge compound established in 1160 and subsequently added onto for 500 years. While other tourists were taking pictures of the UNESCO World Heritage site, I was photographing the soap in the bathroom in the most obscure way possible to avoid odd looks. The smell is reminiscent of American public schools. I like it, not everyone does, come in for a sniff. PS: If you go to Tomar, visit the complex and for sure see the Window of the Chapter House, which is generally considered to be the most impressive example of Manueline architecture; it is.