Sources: Details and Decor

Sept. 1, 2015

1. Made by Robert Jones and offered in the Museum of Arts and Design’s shop, the Weave Bowl is created from a single piece of Baltic Birch wood which has been laser cut and glutted together. Available in three styles and two sizes.

2. Combining historical text and imagery from the Tate archive, artist Yinka Shonibare designed the fine bone china tea set exclusively for Tate. Using a variety of media, including Dutch wax African fabric, Financial Times newspaper cuttings, and gold leaf, the collection is meant to mirror the diverse histories found within the Tate Museum.

3. Handcrafted to mesh contemporary aesthetic with a thousand-year-old glass tradition, each Murano glass bowl offered by the Getty Museum’s store is signed by the artisan. Available in a variety of colors.

4. The Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone, available online and in the de Young Museum store, mixes a bold, vintage silhouette with contemporary electronics through Bluetooth streaming. Image courtesy of Gramovox.

5. Bring home a beloved piece of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since its arrival at the Met in 1917, this Egyptian faience hippopotamus sculture—lovingly nicknamed “William”—has been the museum’s unofficial mascot statuette. The pint-sized replica adds a bit of history to any interior.

6. The Eliah Vase, available through the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MoMA), is a BPA-free, expandable plastic vase. Display beautiful blooms, then store flat without fear of breaking when not in use.

7. Artist Ray Geary created his Pill Study series while examining how different pharmaceuticals would react under pressure. Cast in resin, this small sculpture turns the medicine cabinet into a work of art. Available at the Guggenheim Museum.

8. Harkening back to the joys of childhood, the Big Top Balloon Dog Bookend, found in red at the Brooklyn Museum shop, will never pop or deflate. Add a dash of whimsy to your bookshelf with these resin-cast sculptures.