From their base in Chiang Mai, Thailand, ephemera merchants Den Souvenir sell one-of-a-kind objects from times passed while producing new future artefacts, sure to endure, if only for their weirdness. It’s hard to see this first Den Souvenir delivery to arrive at Double Double as a “collection.” Rather, living up to their name, the items, ranging from hemp knitted hats to glass pipes to a branded mug, appear more like mementos from a souvenir store-meets-headshop. This is no mistake though, but Den Souvenirs mission: exploring the aesthetics and emotional resonances of the superfluous objects borne of tourism.
The Den Souvenir Grasshopper Grinder hardly needs a description. If you’re reading this, you have a friend whose plastic grinder, sticky with years of resin build-up, you know all too well. Each time, you use it begrudgingly, even though it requires more work than hand-operated farm machinery and leaves you with an end product you could have gotten by breaking it up in your palm. With the Den Souvenir Grasshopper Grinder, constructed from three metal sections, you won’t have any such problems.
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