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Moss's legendary Soho design boutique.Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

A Rolling Stone
Murray Moss will close his visionary Soho design boutique, Moss, on February 17 after eighteen years in the business. Moss’s signature retail-space-as-museum style was a pioneer in elevating industrial design to an art form, and he is credited with making designers and design firms like Philippe Starck, Enzo Mari, and Droog household names. The Times reports that, while the flagship store will cease to exist, Moss and his business partner, Franklin Getchell, are planning to open a smaller store in a yet to be determined space and to start a design consultancy that will carry forward the Moss image regardless of the future retail climate (150 Greene St., at Houston St.; 212-204-7100).

Inside Out
P.S. 1, the contemporary-art arm of the Modern Museum of Art in Long Island City, will construct a geodesic dome in its courtyard, home of the museum’s well-known “Warm Up” summer concert series, that will allow it to continue to be a performance space in the colder months as well. The first to take the stage will be musician Nicolas Jaar, who, along with collaborators Will Epstein, Dave Harrington, and Sasha Spielberg, will present a five-hour continuous sound piece. The concert will be the first in P.S. 1’s new Sunday Sessions series, presenting light, sound, and music installations that will unite the domed space and the museum’s existing halls and galleries (22-25 Jackson Ave., at 46th Ave., Queens; 718-784-2084;; Sunday Sessions noon-6 p.m., through 5/13).

Battle Royale
The Shop at the Standard hotel will host a book signing tomorrow for graphic artist Vahram Muratyan and his new book, Paris Versus New York: A Tally of Two Cities. The book is full of simple graphic depictions of the differences between the two greats: line drawings of airport namesakes Charles de Gaulle and John F. Kennedy , for instance, outlined in two airplanes’ vapor trails. The book debuted last fall in French-speaking regions, but tomorrow’s signing marks its first release in the English-speaking world (442 W. 13th St., at Washington St.; 6-8 p.m.; 212-784-5520; copies of the book are $20).

Hot Property
Soho design store Property is in the midst of its biannual sale, offering 20 percent off most new orders and up to 60 percent off floor samples in the store. Lacquered Twine coffee table, for example, is $280, down from an original price of $520. And a set of two natural beech wood chairs, formerly $700, are currently on sale for $390. (14 Wooster St., nr. Grand St.; 917-237-0123).

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