Whether you plan to take up Sogetsu Ikebana, start journaling or refresh your style this summer, the Museum Shop has you covered with a selection of design-forward, functional yet fashionable products, available at both our Beretania and Spalding House locations.
Ito notebooks: $12-$40
Ito Bindery originally started as a Tokyo-based bookbinding facility in 1938, but had to reinvent itself over the years as the popularity of electronic books eclipsed traditional, bound volumes. Third generation president and grandson of the founder, Masaki Ito, now uses master-craft binding techniques to produce high-quality, precisely hand-cut and bound drawing pads and memo blocks. Winner of the prestigious Good Design award, the pads have gathered a cult following worldwide.
Kiya Ikebana shears: $35-$200
Kiya was established in 1792 as a cutlery store in Tokyo, but the company can trace its origins as a general trading company back to 1571. Over the centuries, Kiya has strived to provide tools that can be used for generations—including this set of Ikebana shears.
cups: $40, coffee dripper: $45
Tim Grocott, creator of Taus Ceramics works from his home studio in Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland. There, he creates handcrafted ceramics that are modern in design yet functional and long-lasting. Each piece is created to align everyday versatility with elegance and simplicity. This elegant series of cups and coffee drippers was designed in collaboration with artist Yasuko Hiroto.
Muro Jewelry: $75-$180
Muro Jewelry is the work of husband and wife team Ruben Lopez and Rosa Murillo, who create one-of-a-kind, wearable art pieces, handmade from reclaimed wood, eco-resin and metals. Murillo’s career as a painter and architect and Lopez’s experience with pigments and materials inform their dynamic creative process, resulting in balanced yet unexpected designs that are impeccably finished.