At Oliver Gustav's moody antique garden shop in Copenhagen, you are as likely to find formally pruned topiaries and busts of the philosophers as a basket of crocus bulbs that got tired of waiting for daylight—and went ahead and bloomed in a hand-turned wooden bowl. For more information, visit Studio Oliver Gustav:
Photographs via Clyde Oak except where noted.
Above: Located on the site of a former distillery, an unassuming entrance—no sign, so you have to know where you're going—to Oliver Gustav's antiques and garden accessories shop. Photograph by Trine Thorsen.
Above: Oliver Gustav's store is at Strandstraede 9; consult the Google map below before heading there. Photograph by Trine Thorsen.
Above: Photograph via Oliver Gustav.
Above: Design tip from Oliver Gustav: Everything looks better in a bell jar; natural curiosities and topiaries.
Above: Crocus bulbs in bloom in a bowl (L). Photograph by Barbro Hallin via Mobil. Mr. Gustav lives above his shop (R).
Above: An interior Gustav designed for a recent fashion show.
Above: Ferns and other house plants, waiting for someone to take them home. (N.B: Looking for more places to visit in Copenhagen? See "A Fairy Tale Garden in Denmark."
The shop at Strandstraede 9:
(N.B.: This is an update of a post published on September 11, 2012.)