Waiting three years for SFMOMA to reopen will be hard enough, but going that long without my go-to art and design store would mean an uninspired holiday season (the MuseumStore has been my one-stop-shop for gifts three years running now). In the spirit of great pop-ups, SFMOMA has made a temporary home for its shop on Yerba Buena Lane in the old Museum of Craft and Folk Art space across from the Contemporary Jewish Museum. The store, which opened on August 7, was designed to evoke memories of the old space. Think gray- and black-striped columns (a nod to the old museum's atrium), reused wood and materials from the original store, and sustainable bamboo and cork.
The MuseumStore will still stock its shelves with smartly designed home goods, jewelry, accessories, and gorgeously printed art books, plus limited-edition items designed for SFMOMA by artists like Michael Murphy, Jason Munn, and Andrew Holder. And there will be an emphasis on locally made goods à la Oxgut Hose Co., which has repurposed old fire hoses from fire stations around the country (including Firehouse Station 1, formerly behind the museum and now part of the new expansion site) into floor mats, chairs, and accessories. Way to bring it full circle, SFMOMA. Scroll through our mini gallery for a sneak peek at what's in store.
SFMOMA MuseumStore, 51 Yerba Buena Lane, sfmoma.org