Just because we’ve now passed Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and whatever nonsense names Saturday and Sunday have been given, doesn’t mean that your window to shop has been closed forever. Sure Best Buy and Wal-Mart will still happily take your hard earned scratch, but why not purchase from somewhere a bit more worthwhile. This year, the foundation behind Philip Johnson‘s Glass House will be opening not only a pop-up shop in its native Connecticut on a handful of dates, but has also embraced the internet, now offering a whole slew of great, often Glass House-specific gifts. For the budget shopper, there are things like bookmarks and this great puzzle version of the house’s appearance on a New Yorker cover from 1967. And for those of you shopping for, say, design bloggers whose value you perceive to be unparalleled and should be rewarded as such, there’s items like this signed Julius Shulman photo of the house, or Paula Scher‘s print, Modernism USA, which blends the Glass House with the Farnsworth House (just let us know if you need our addresses). Best thing about shopping there is that proceeds support general operations, educational programs and preservation of the entire property. Here are the details:
To kick off the New Canaan Holiday Stroll weekend, The Glass House Visitor Center + Design Store, located at 199 Elm Street, will open its doors on Thursday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional shopping hours will also be held on the following days: December 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. The Glass House Design Store offers a well-edited selection of products for men, women, children and the home, featuring items that are inspired by the Glass House site and highlight the latest in eco-friendly materials, production techniques, and design concepts from around the world. Holiday shoppers can book advance tour tickets on select dates in 2012 before they are officially released to the public next February – available dates include May 4 – 6; July 4 – 6; and September 1 – 3. Ticket purchases must be made in-person.