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.
HOLIDAY 2019: 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.
ITALY 2: 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.


ROMANIA: 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.
RECALL: 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.
GREECE: 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.
HOLIDAY 2013: 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.
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
THE NETHERLANDS: 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!
Obama Comb
Obama Glider
Obama Key Tag
Obama Mug
Obama Paddle Ball
Obama Toothbrush Set
OBAMA 2012: 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!


Woohoo! Our fourth American collection is finally here. Made mostly in Vermont. A house building lesson with the great Peter King started it all. 

INDIA: 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
Smell, jasmin

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. 


January 2009. Another yearly collection to commemorate the year past and give energy for a leap forward. I have to say I feel there was a little obsessiveness in the air. It all began with Obama in 2007 and has been escalating ever since. Nine Objects for 2009 cater to an obsessive streak, several of the things were proposed by others, thank you Peter, Jason and Irvin. 


Summer 2008. Two trips for our first American based collection, mostly to Massachusetts: Edith Wharton, Norman Rockwell, Indian pudding, Dream-Away Lodge, the Berkshires, the Cape, Boston, the North Shore and in between; factory visits and let us not forget the Shakers. People in Massachusetts are collectors and protectors of the past. Did we touch or just look at Plymouth Rock? Eating traditional American food and still not knowing exactly what that is. It was what one would expect from New England. Massachusetts makes memories. Yankee generosity is real. 


January 2008. Two weeks visiting Hong Kong is not something most 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, the old versus the new while the old was quickly slipping away. Sleeping above a mahjong center and hearing it all night long, foods we did not try and ones we dared. Kindness and roughness, Hong Kong has a split personality. If we went back now it would not be recognizable but it would still be Hong Kong. 

Cheese Grater
Knife Sharpener
Metal Stencils
Pine Tea
Rawhide Mallet
Serrote Money Notebook
Sesame Seed Grinder
Yuki's Book

8 for 2008, things we like with no theme, just the desire to show. In my office there is a slight pile of objects for no reason, the odd birds that have come floating though. Items discovered; things of note that don't fit in. Near the end of 2007 I gathered together the top 8 and presented them for the year ahead. It made for a good start. 


August 2007. Back to Scandinavia. Deeply poetic and extremely internal, we only went as far north as Kuopio. We took a smoke sauna, swam in the lakes, drove by many lakes, looked at lakes and talked, talked, talked and talked to people who are known for not talking. We visited Aalto structures and artists homes. In Helsinki we were introduced to Jaloviina over long summer nights. Thanks to the Finnish embassy of New York for their support and for believing in the KIOSK mission.


January 2007. 10 days in Berlin at friends and a manic 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. Terry cloth sheets and empty hotels. Very little to eat as a vegetarian. The east still felt like the east as we imagined. A place of many layers and many curry wursts. Mind blowing bodies of water meets the Stasi. Germany is complex, deep and meaningful. I said I would never go back and yet I continue to contemplate the place. 


Summer 2006. Two trips for weeks at a time. In DF, hosted by DFC, we explored the city and all its markets and could not resist the quesadillas from the street or the lard filled bakeries. Got sick. Everywhere we looked it was all technicolor and all too good. Even Trotsky made an appearance, Diego and Freida too. After some weeks we got in a car and visited several potters in Michoacán, a crazy drive with our pals where everything was 5 minutes more down the road. Upon return we joined a one-man-band on a tour of Puebla state, documenting traditional Mexican textiles. Last, we hit the road again to Chiapas searching for textiles and ceramics. Amazing finds and amazing people.


January 2006. Marco's homeland, he knows it well. It was cold, as one would expect. We were mainly in Stockholm but also traveled north to the region of Dalarna. Marco tried on Zorn's infamous wolf fur coat while we both combed for things in the heart and the soul of Sweden, when we came back we were changed and enlightened. Upon return to KIOSK in New York a contemporary Swedish craft show soon moved in and a giant burlap elf's foot and boob took over the space for a few months. I believe someone took both home to make a sofa. No matter how well you know a place there is always more to discover.


November 2005. The first KIOSK collection. It was August 2005 and a small group of us decided within one month to create KIOSK. We had no money. We found we had all by chance been to Japan fairly recently and made the first KIOSK selection from the items we had discovered for ourselves. Bartering, Alisa wrote an article about macrobiotic eating in NY in exchange for help in Japan. Everything arrived via EMS piece by piece. Setting up the store is another story. It was frankly amazing. 

EVERYTHING!: 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)