As surely as weighty new catalogues from Design Within Reach and Ikea land with a thump at your door, the fall design season awaits on the far side of Labor Day. This is the customary moment for design editors to preview fall events. The predictions and appraisals have added intrigue after a year freighted with uncertainty. It's hard to gauge the design field during the dog days of summer.
If you’ve been pining after Tejo Remy’s drunken chest of drawers—with its secret compartment containing a gold gun, a line of cocaine, and a diamond ring—but can’t tear yourself away from the plunging Nasdaq to get to Amsterdam to score one, take heart. Droog, the devilish Dutch outfit that first introduced the iconic piece opens its flagship store in New York City today.