For my first post, I’d like to focus on the amazing items available in the MF Shop; after all, the holidays are just around the corner! The MF Shop is full of unique gifts—from clothing and accessories, to limited-edition artist-made items, and everything in between. Plus, all museum purchases help the Mattress Factory offer unparalleled support to our artists-in-residence. So you can take home some really cool stuff while directly supporting the mission of the museum!
And as if all that isn’t enough, from now until November 30th, 2010, we are offering free shipping on orders over $50! So now’s the perfect time to get a head start on your holiday shopping (and maybe even pick up a little something for yourself). My personal favorites include the Maxine Dear Belt Buckles, which are made out of repurposed library books, the cheeky ”Art you can get into” Undies, and the wonderfully quirky Vintage Typewriter Tie.
You could even go green this holiday season by purchasing a loved one a 100% paperless Green Membership. Our Green members enjoy the many benefits of a year-long membership (free admission, discounts, etc.) but receive all MF correspondence electronically. It’s a win-win; a higher percentage of membership dollars goes directly toward supporting cutting-edge art, and the museum produces less paper materials. Visit www.mfshop.org for more information.
Finally, while you’re browsing the MF Shop, don’t forget to check out the Shop Blog, updated weekly by CMU grad student and MF Operations Intern Evelyn. Her blog posts include information on staff members, new items, and more, accompanied by videos and questions that readers can respond to on Facebook.Happy shopping!