I came across the graphic design firm Shft as I was looking at London-based image maker Daniel Frost’s wonderfully whimsical kites. The kites are a series of peculiar characters. There’s the fat man, the flying woman in a housedress covered with stars, the cheeky damsel with the dress that’s flown up, and the slim superhero. Any of these flying creations would induce smiles and chuckles all around. I’m delighted that through Frost’s work I came across Shft’s conceptual store This Issue.
Frost’s work was presented in the recent “Big Kite Show” at This Issue. The Copenhagen-based firm believes in good old-fashioned craftsmanship, which makes the products sold in This Issue extra special. The store only carries limited edition design goods. It’s the type of store you’re probably familiar with and have seen before in other cities – small batch produced goods by young local and international artists, designers, and craftsman. The interior is light, bright, and poppy and the products reflect this aesthetic. On any given day you might find hoodies from Berlin-based Butterflysoul, a spectrum of books (such as the amazing new Velo Bicycle Culture book), jewellery from Vibe Harsløf, and writing materials like the kaleidoscopic Touch and Pantone markers.
This Issue is the perfect distance from White Line Hotels edit Avenue Hotel for an early evening stroll. Afterwards dropping by the hotel’s Yellow Lounge is a must – not one but two of their bartenders just competed in the Danish Bartending Championships. If we were there’s we’d be sipping one of Kaspar’s signature Slow Peach Breezes or Morten’s original Bay Laurels. Convenient too, that your room could be just upstairs, isn’t it?
Click to it here: http://shop.shft.dk/page/welcome
Contributing writer: Alicia Reuter