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.

Surprise Ball

Surprise Ball

5" ø
Paper & Assorted Surprising Things
USA

One day Ming, mentioned Gina, her mother’s friend to me when she was describing this really cool thing called a "Surprise Ball" that Gina had made for her and her brother when Ming was a kid. Surprise Ball? What is that? After a few weeks, Gina wrote that she had sent Ming and I a package - a Surprise Ball for each of us. You know, I look at A LOT of stuff all the time but this was REALLY cool, like goo-goo eyes, whoa-ness. I asked Gina about them, she summed it up so well I have to quote her here: “From as far back as I can remember, be it a ring from a gumball vending machine, a Cracker Jack prize, the thrill of a piñata, Christmas stocking treats, I have always been drawn to small things. The desire to include items that are ephemeral, whimsical, charming and/or amusing set mine apart from others - this is what I hope. It’s the quality of the goods (and sometimes the rarity) that matters...for some it may be hard to open (and I kind of like that) but people are never disappointed by what they find inside.” Have fun opening it and finding a minimum of 15 surprises inside! Every object is a rare thing, mostly vintage trinkets from all over the world.