Brooklyn’s Answer to the MoMA Store: MODULE R


MODULE R, a gallery and design lovers store in one, is filled with very cool gifts for adults and kids. The Atlantic Ave. shop, founded by architect Donald Rattner of Studio for A.R.T. and Architecture, has a dangerous mix of covetable artworks, functional-yet-stylish home accessories and adorable toys that will make it difficult for you to walk out without a little something for yourself. Below are five gifts for everyone on your list–all of which can be purchased online, gift-wrapped and shipped in 1-2 days.

Fully Charged
Having a separate charger for each electronic device you own is kind of like experiencing the modern equivalent of the Tower of Babel: each device indulges in its own language of ungainly wires and cradles. The IDAPT Universal Charger brings relief by charging up to four devices simultaneously in a single unit through a simple system of quick-release interchangeable tips. IDAPT cleans up clutter, it’s easy to use and it’s eco-friendly. Bugler, sound the charge! $9.99-$59.99.

A Wearable Game of Uno
Uno is an interactive, magnetic jewelry design that can take the form of a necklace, bracelet, ring or anything your imagination and a mirror can conjure up. Made up of a specially designed ball chain with a magnet at one end, Uno comes in an array of stylish colors that you can combine to suit any palette. Dazzle your friends with your collection by wearing a different arrangement every day! Created by well-known Miami architect and interior designer Luis Pons. $20-$30.

The World’s Most Magical Trivet
This object, which at first sight may seem like a piece of jewelry, is in fact a trivet by the designer Gabriele Chiave. Devised to dangle from a kitchen hook, it can be taken down and tossed like dice onto the dining table (please, no gambling). Once it’s comfortably in position, it transforms itself into a prop for boiling saucepans, scorching oven trays or hot serving dishes (you know, like a trivet). Made from chrome-plated zamak, which is a zinc alloy. $53.

A Beautiful All-Purpose Tool
One day an English fellow went looking for a professional quality screwdriver set for cabinet making that was comfortable, simple and durable. Not finding it, he started a company to make them. Now you can have them too. The Elemen’tary Screwdriver Series comes in short handle, long handle and combination sets. Each contains interchangeable bits that are housed in a beautiful hardwood handle finished in linseed oil. Made in England, which once upon a time made the world. $28-$58.

Stackable Small Bites
The Pantone Food Tray Set is a modular serverware system suitable for a variety of foods and occasions. Sushi or tapas, brunch or cocktails, the differently sized trays and bowls can handle just about any need. Stack them snugly on their base tray when not in use for space saving storage. The trays come in 4-Piece and 11-Piece sets and in several classic Pantone colorways. Made of durable and dishwasher safe melamine. $109.99

MODULE R (718-360-9304 or 877-360-3660 toll-free) is located at 141 Atlantic Avenue, between Henry and Clinton Streets in Brooklyn Heights and is open daily from 11am-7pm.

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