Perhaps I was a bit harsh in my last post when I revealed the fact that I have a long list of “Things I Hate about L.A.”, so in an attempt to restore balance to my chakras I’ll talk about one of the things I love about L.A.–The MOCA Store. When I’m having a particularly challenging day at the office, taking a long walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art to surround myself with the Rothkos takes me away from my worries. The Museum Store is the icing on the cake.
I always find unique jewelry there and during my last visit I came across some necklaces that feature pigeon tag charms. The necklace even comes with a picture, name and bio of the bird who wore the tag. Cute until you wake up to the fact that it’s a PIGEON. Why would I want that? I’m still trying to wrap my head around why anyone would want a scented Basquiat candle, but they sell those too. Want a functioning light bulb encased in amber resin? I now do, thanks to the MOCA Store.
In addition to art supplies, t-shirts, calendars, art magazines and stationery they have an excellent book selection. This one caught my eye, based on title alone.
The store is great for gifts for the art lover in your life, and a great way to spend a lunch hour.
Things I love about L.A. (today)
10. The Weather
9. Farmer’s Markets
8. Earring Shopping (at the Farmer’s Market)
7. Food Trucks
5. Street Art
4. Kiwami Sushi in Studio City
3. Amoeba Music
2. Museum Stores