I’m looking at a dustpan, trying to decide if I should buy it, when I start imagining the conversation I’d have at Canadian customs when asked what I’m bringing back. A dustpan? I imagine trying to explain that I’m not a weird neat freak who buys cleaning supplies when I travel. But in Copenhagen’s Designer Zoo, filled with beautiful objects from up-and-coming Danish designers, even something as mundane as a dustpan looks like a piece of art—made of curved wood and bristles so soft you could apply blush to your cheeks with them.

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