Droog was one of the coolest shops I visited in Amsterdam. It’s a store/ exhibition/ concept space in one, featuring the best in Dutch design. The sheer simplicity of Dutch design makes it brilliant. For instance there was a giant bench the was a big log, simply with two elegant chair backs drilled in it for seating, and one day I’m determined to own this really cool photogram tablecloth. . . Frozen Fountain is another one of these fabulous style stores in Amsterdam, which I’ll have to check out on my next visit.
Anyway, after having visited Droog, it was fun walking into the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore yesterday for their winter “Design Shop,” which felt like I was stepping inside the Netherlands for the time being. The sale/show ends tomorrow, but features some pieces by Droog designers as well as many other fun design-forward products.
P.S. Don’t forget about Seeing Beyond Sight tomorrow at AVAM. Workshops at 11, 1, and “Salon” party at 5:30.