May 9, 2012

Misaki Kawai World At Children's Museum Of The Arts

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Alright, I know: it's hard not to stare at the Bazoombas Bench.

But artist Misaki Kawai's also made all kinds of other hipster-whimsical, kid-size furniture for her current exhibition at the Children's Museum of the Arts in NYC. Like a Snake Bench. And Banana Benches:

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And a Hair Table with benches, and a flock of stools:

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All these images are from Tri-Lox, the Greenpoint studio who actually fabricated the pieces, and the show, Love from Mt. Pom Pom. And they're all for sale, to benefit the museum, on Paddle8. Which sounds like a better plan than dumping them when the show closes June 10. So if you've got a hankering for kawaii Kawai art furniture, you can shell out your $1500-3500 right online.

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But maybe you want something a little smaller? Like a Kawai silk screen t-shirt or the limited edition Arty Party backpack made by the hipster sewers at Jem Fabric Warehouse. For that, you'll probably have to head over to the museum itself, because the only online mentions I could findi were in this cheery behind-the-scenes video:

Me, I'll be holding out to see what happens to Kawai's awesome costumes [seen here in a photo from Bright Lyons' studio visit]. Theyre Fredun Shapurific.

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Misaki Kawai - Love from Mt. Pom Pom, through Jun 10 [cmany.org]
Buy Misaki Kawai Mt. Pom Pom furniture, $1500-3500, through June 10 [paddle8 via coolhunting, thanks dt reader rolf]
Misaki Kawai portfolio/shop [misakikawai.com]

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