Don't settle for gift cards when you can find inspired presents for everyone on your list at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) MuseumStore. From fine art-inspired collectables to one-of-a-kind children's toys, SFMOMA offers items you won't find anywhere else, in all price ranges. The store carries unique jewelry pieces, exciting toys and gadgets, and an award-winning inventory of art books, gifts, and housewares. After a successful shopping trip, treat yourself to a Blue Bottle coffee on the rooftop, and celebrate the festive season with the bright colors of art in the many exhibitions on view at SFMOMA.
For the Home
Enjoy watching time go by with Denmark designer Rasmus Gottliebsen's striking Watch Me Wall Clock ($50), modeled after a fan deck of paint chips. Artfully toast to the season with Frank Kerdil's Mondrian-inspired espresso cups ($28) or the glass-and-stainless-steel hot drink set ($55). The accolade-winning Curve BT iDock ($120) from French designer David Turpin charges your iPhone, syncs with iTunes, and connects two Bluetooth devices—all at the same time. The Plus Salt and Pepper Grinder ($75) is both fun and functional, making quick work of dispensing peppercorns or coarse salt.
Jewelry and Watches
Make your ensemble a little more artful with one of Owen McInerney's organic earring designs (prices variable) or a unique Zipper Flower Ring ($20) designed by Doris Viñas. The Layered Leaves Wood Necklace Mustard ($72) is a lightweight but bold statement handmade from carved wooden leaves. Simple, handsome, and easy to read, Franklin Weisz's Big Index Watch ($190) features a platinum-toned face framed in black, a snazzy red second hand, and a date function.
Stay warm through the holidays with a cozy Armi Loop Scarf ($72) from indie New York company Verloop. Going green has never looked more chic with Wood Thumb's whimsical Wood Bowtie ($35), made from reclaimed redwood. Ditch the plastic cover and swathe your wireless device in eco-friendly wood iPhone Skins ($25). The long-lasting skin adheres firmly, providing protection along with panache. Keep your wallet simple with the Argentina-designed Planar Wallet ($28), made of recycled leather sourced locally
Surprise the little ones with Jura Toy's slick Retro Scooter ($95). The Pantone Box of Color ($12.95), a boxed set from the color gurus at Pantone, devotes a board book to each color of the rainbow, exploring its many variations. Simple cutouts transform as kids turn the pages. The iconic gummy bear morphs into a nightlight ($30), giving new meaning to the phrase "eye candy." Squeeze its soft plastic belly to turn its LED glow on and off—perfect for kids or kids at heart.
In Edible Selby ($35), Selby focuses his lens on the kitchens, gardens, homes, and restaurants of more than 40 of the most creative and dynamic figures working in the culinary world today. Each profile is accompanied by a signature recipe. Jot notes in style with the Christian Lacroix Voyage Travel Journal ($39.95), an elegant hardbound journal with 96 ruled, gilt-edge pages for creative expression, plus pop-ups of six world-class cities. Have your cake and admire it too with Wayne Thiebaud: A Retrospective ($45), a catalogue of Thiebaud's work from the 1960s to the present day. Apple Design ($60) features over 200 examples of outstanding Apple designs by Jonathan Ive, the company's senior vice president of industrial design, who since 1997 has been responsible for the design of all of Apple's products.
About the MuseumStore
Proceeds from SFMOMA's MuseumStore support the museum's renowned exhibitions and educational programs. The MuseumStore has two locations: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art at 151 Third Street, and the departure level at the SFO International Terminal. For more information, call the MuseumStore at 415.357.4035 or visit museumstore.sfmoma.org, where many items are also available for purchase online.