Marguerita Mergentime Fortune Telling Notebook Set
Bring some mysticism to your writing rituals. These notebooks feature artwork from Marguerita Mergentime’s Fortune Telling napkin series from 1939. Set of three notebooks (5 x 7”), one lined, one dot matrix, one blank. The notebooks’ slightly textured covers provide a 1930s vintage look and feel. Mergentime’s work is represented in MoMA’s collection.
An American textile designer who was active from the late 1920s to the early ‘40s, Mergentime known for her innovative use of colorful, mid-century-modern patterns. In the 1920s, she introduced her series of strikingly printed, boldly colored table linens. In the early 1930s, she designed Art Deco-inspired curtains and a Cubist-motif carpet for Radio City Music Hall (which are still there today). Her home designs—which are represented in MoMA’s collection—redefined the sensibility of prewar 20th-century domestic life, enlivening dining with color, humor and entertainment.
International Women's Day
International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 and dates back to 1909 in New York City when suffragist and labor activist Theresa Serber Malkiel established an Annual Women’s Day. It’s a day of celebrating women’s achievements: social, economic, cultural and political. Here at MoMA Design Store, we celebrate art and design by women visionaries every day.
Unknown photographer. L.S. Chandler, Suffragette. c. 1910. Gelatin silver print, 5 x 6 3/4" (12.7 x 17.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The New York Times Collection.