THIS IS AN ARCHIVE OF EVERYTHING KIOSK HAS COLLECTED. TO MEET THE DIGITAL, WE HAVE A PHYSICAL, CURRENTLY IN STORAGE IN NEW YORK. NOTHING YOU SEE HERE IS FOR SALE. PLEASE USE AS A REFERENCE AND AN INSPIRATION AND PLEASE WRITE US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION TO SHARE.
YEAR OF THE CIRCLE, HOLIDAY 2020:
This year we are online only. Smaller selection than usual this holiday season but 2020 is after all, a special year: Year of the Circle. Some of life's essentials and not so essentials. Things I would pack tomorrow for a year long journey; stuff I need AND that makes me happy.
A selection of things from the past and the present which made up one-half of our show at Gordon Robichaux in New York. One part objects, two parts neon. You can see the show HERE.
The secondi, so to say. I have to keep going back again and again. There is something magical in Italy, you feel the pull and when you cross the border, everything changes, some up and some down. Non che male! Anche se la loro politica mi preoccupa...
So great, I have to kiss you all over. The first installment of things we found in Italy.
We tried to solve the mysteries of the western east or the eastern west but came home with things instead. East meets west there indeed. I started eating meat again when I was in Romania, it's like that. Beautiful, bewitching, amazing, more than we had imagined. We broke new borders and feel we can now go beyond.
Things we passed on the first time around but which we never stopped thinking about. Even in our worst nightmares and in our largest fantasies they were right there next to us, standing and waiting and wondering, "Why not me?". Now they have joined the we. It's the time in the century to Recall.
Friends Danielle and Alain began the Greek collection for us; we had to add onto it. The foundation of Western Civilization does not disappoint! Literature, architecture, ruins, food, never mind the romance...Greece is for lovers, and we love it too. It might be all we do.
Twixy twervey confetti in the air. It's holiday time again! Calendars, bubbles, sweets; visual and audial treats. Going out with a pop and a bang.
Licking Lichen ceramics by Betty Roytburd. One of a kind, with variations in each shape. For everything from soy sauce to sesame, little salt to aquavit or tea and tequila. Betty has been with us at Kiosk for a year, these are her current adventure. Join on! Thanks to Jarrod Turner for the images! Nice!
LEND A HAND:
Think, who needs a hand? He, she, he and she. Lend a Hand to your fellow man! A little less ME and a little more WE. Take a stand and Lend a Hand! 11 random things found in the past 11 months. Hands by Jason Rosenberg
For the end of 2012 it is a Triple Dutch kind of scenario. Are you seeing double or triple? Holland, Netherlands, Dutch? Please note, the Netherlands is not exactly what you think it is. We are going Dutch!
It’s soon time to VOTE and there is only one man with a plan, OBAMA. What can we do? Each of us? At KIOSK we made OBAMA 2012 souvenirs, 5 of them. Made in the USA. Make a donation, based on the value get one souvenir from us. All profit goes to the campaign. Thanks. VOTE and VOTE for OBAMA.
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!
GRAVEL AND GOLD:
When we met the people from the S.F. store Gravel and Gold and talked to them about what they do we were so smitten we decided to share some of our space at the store with them. Now you have them here in our digital domain too!
Woohoo! Our fourth American collection is finally here. Made mostly in Vermont. A house building lesson with the great Peter King started it all.
Taste, what this world is about and then
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.
8 for 2008, things we like with no theme.
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.
The whole kit and caboodle. I always wanted to write that... Everything we have ever had here at Kiosk, for real, no joke, this is the sum of it all. What are we doing and what have we done? It's Everything... ( well, there may be new things in the store that haven't ended up here yet)