Once, my ex-boyfriend returned from Berlin with a special gift- a heavy metal tube in a fancy box. Turned out, it was a hyper-modern designer garlic crusher. He loved to cook and has been using “my” gift happily ever since. Once a friend got me a T shirt that looked like nothing I would ever wear, saying “I always wanted to have something like that!”. But, who am I to judge?
I myself am guilty of buying books for non-readers, cat-shaped objects for dog owners, red lipsticks for my au naturel friends, and let’s not even get into the fridge magnets you gave out when you had no better idea or when you don’t know what to do with what you received (that badly drawn donkey sitting on Santorini is not the first thing you want to see in the morning, I can tell you that).
So, a shop where you can almost make no mistake when buying presents comes in very handy. Remake started as a line of vintage china finds with quirky prints and now offers a full range of things you didn’t know you needed, from home textile to notebooks. Well, isn’t it the little things – like a slogan-apron “I kiss better than I cook”, or a vintage teacup with a swear word which makes birthdays and life in general worth the hype?
They share space with Abo shoes and fashion designer Ana Ljubinkovic, so while there you might get a liiiiittle something for yourself too.