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sandylc Aug 25, 2013 02:25 PM

Check out this pricey kitchen tools offering from the Museum of Modern Art:

http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/...

Would you buy this?

  1. DuffyH Aug 27, 2013 06:35 PM

    MOMA is so pretentious. I'd far rather buy the Smithsonian tool set.

    1. nofunlatte Aug 27, 2013 02:28 PM

      I covet that apron.

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        sandylc Aug 27, 2013 03:03 PM

        For cooking, or for.....?

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          nofunlatte Aug 28, 2013 02:35 PM

          It's a multitasker ;)

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            sandylc Aug 28, 2013 02:55 PM

            whoo-hoo - way to save money...

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          sherrib Aug 28, 2013 03:03 PM

          It's beautiful. But how would you get stains out of that thing??

        3. flourgirl Aug 27, 2013 12:31 PM

          Even if I had the money to blow on something like that, I would still say "no way". There is nothing there to remotely justify that kind of price, and IMHO, anyone who would spring for that has more money than brains.

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            sandylc Aug 27, 2013 12:59 PM

            I would like to go to their garage sale a year later!

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              flourgirl Aug 27, 2013 05:08 PM

              I know, right?

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            jljohn Aug 26, 2013 06:59 AM

            I love the write-up on the Cast Iron pan:

            "Cast Iron Pan
            A German artist with a passion for cast iron makes these pans, each of which is a one-off and is close to being a work of art in its own right. Solid cast iron treated with linseed oil. 25 cm diameter, 2 liters. Made in Germany."

            Ha ha: "close to being a work of art." How would it feel to be the craftsman who makes one-off's for MOMA to sell as part of a $6,000 kitchen kit and they describe your work as 'almost art.' Oh, the attitude!

            On a slightly different note, that is a pretty sweet colander. Anyone know where to find something similar (thick, with riveted handles like that) for about 1/200 the price?

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              Richard L Aug 28, 2013 08:04 AM

              Looks like the Matfer Bourgeat colander. Still not cheap, but I would only want to upgrade a few items instead of buying the whole box.

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              kaleokahu Aug 25, 2013 08:41 PM

              Hi, sandy:

              They lost me at the red calfskin leather apron, sorry, but the boxwood-handled knife is sexy.

              I REALLY want to go to a dinner where the host pulls out the $5,800 multi-level, designer "shoebox" full of these things. Sort of like the "executive toolbox", except for the arty.

              Aloha,
              Kaleo

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                JWVideo Aug 27, 2013 06:20 PM

                I can usually depend on Kaleo to voice a suitably virtuous response but, hoo boy, am I glad that Kaleo was so politely ironic. This s**t annoys the h*** out of me which probably certifies that I am now a chronic old fart. Talk about ridiculous! This MOMA offering takes the proverbial cake. They couldn't invite me to that dinner.

              2. iluvcookies Aug 25, 2013 02:47 PM

                Sure, but only at the "member price".

                (shaking head and rolling eyes)

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