Minimalism connotes near empty spaces with rectilinear architecture. A modern asceticism. While a modernist with minimalist leanings, I have a soft spot for the ancient and the adorned, especially when mixed with spare furnishings. My soul searches for a sense of place, for history and storytelling and nobody does that better than Oliver Gustav, my fellow Scandinavian. His shop in Copenhagen is legend and the new outpost in New York is a must visit every time I am there. Soak in the peaceful atmosphere and admire his curated collections from today’s top talent among those of centuries past.