If you have no idea on what a “cabinet of curiosities” is: A cabinet of curiosities was an encyclopedic collection in Renaissance Europe of types of objects whose categorical boundaries were yet to be defined. Modern terminology would categorize the objects included as belonging to natural history (sometimes faked), geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art (including cabinet paintings) and antiquities. “The Kunstkammer was regarded as a microcosm or theater of the world, and a memory theater.
The Otherist is also the ideal place to get a cool present that is a “tikje anders” , like we would say in holland.When you walk in to the store you feel like you have walked into Proffessor Kirk his house (The chronicles of Narnia) with a modern twist.
The owners started 5 years ago and since then they have made it their mission to travel the globe to bring to us here at the heart of amsterdam what theyconsider “the other” unique, one of a kindartifacts in combination with the finding of a great group of stunning artists and designers.
So what do they offer? A whole range of things going from modern day design into the curious Victorian ages. There is no other way to describe it then: for you to see it by yourself either:
At the store Leliegracht 6 1015DE – Amsterdam (between Herengracht & Keizersgracht) tel: (020) 320 04 20 email: firstname.lastname@example.org