Objects d'art

Relive your museum visit with these gift-shop takeaways.

  • The opening of the Herzog & DeMeuron-designed PAMM coincides with Art Basel 2014. Expect intelligently curated items on the walls and in the shop, such as this oversized 14-carat Gold Q Bowl, inspired by Aztec vessels depicting a winged serpent god and protector of art and knowledge. Ceramic with real 14-carat glaze, $2,900, Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd. in downtown, 305-375-3000; pamm.org.

  • Inspired by the stone pines of Villa Borghese in Rome, the Borghese sofa is a surrealist's dream. The metal structure reproduces a network of branches and supports the back cushions with the ensemble, creating a comfortable landscape, $4,682, elemental @ The Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7530; bassmuseum.org.

  • Marking the exhibition of cool British artist Tracey Emin’s Angel Without You show opening Dec. 3 at MOCA, this plush cotton velour beach towel is the perfect Art Basel souvenir. Double-size velour cotton beach towel, $95, Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami, 305-893-6211; mocanomi.org.

  • Start an appreciation for good design early and simulate the little one with classic typography wooden blocks. Factory Uncle Goose blocks, $76, from Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., 954-525-5500; moafl.org.

  • Mondrian famously never strayed from his grid and primary colors. His trademark look works perfectly with the clean lines of these glossy lacquered boxes. $90- $134, Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-1001; wolfsonian.org.

  • This op-art piece plays clever tricks with the eyes. The Rocky credenza is a 3D variation of a classic pattern used by cabinet makers. M.C. Escher would approve. $7,020, elemental @ The Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-7530; bassmuseum.org.

  • International art star Hernan Bas did not forget where he got his start when he donated 30 etchings to benefit the Contemporary Arts Foundation. A Brief Brush with a Thrush, 2009, Nos. 1-30 from an edition of 60, signed and dated. $1,500, Rubell Family Collection, 95 NW 29th St., Wynwood; 305-573-6090.