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 Emins 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,
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.,
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.