Travelers passing through Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal have an ideal reason to take a break from the busy commute with the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt's pop up kiosk, located near the Graybar Passage.
Opened this month and scheduled to remain through 31 January 2011, the Shop offers 25 design works from the National Design Museum including such items as the Eton Solarlink FR600 radio which can be charged by the sun or hand crank and is currently featured in the National Design Triennial ($80); the Brodman Blades Ping Pong Paddle Set in which the handless paddle fits like a glove ($89) and beautiful wool pom-pon hats by designer Kika Schoenfeld.
The kiosk also features Swiss-made USM modular furniture (in addition to being made of it itself) in newly-reissued orange and offers all of the pieces available through the company's convenient Quick Ship program.
The Shop at Cooper Hewitt Grand Central kiosk is open Monday through Saturday. Four Square users receive an added bonus—simply show that you've checked in at the kiosk and receive one complimentary pass to the National Design Museum.