creative multi-tasker joachim baan has dipped his toe in many pools, and has along the way garnered a certain degree of fame with his discerning preference for all things well-designed. baan has now taken his operations to a new level, opening a hybrid concept space which showcases a tightly edited selection of what his roving eye has spotted. called our current obsessions, it's a studio, gallery and retail space rolled into one, and situated in the heart of amsterdam's canal district. the whitewashed space is furnished in a mid-century style, mixing vintage pieces with modern elements. interestingly, our current obsessions carries rotating and themed offerings, all hand-picked by the man himself. the inaugural showcase is called noir, and is in fact a collab with gertrud & george. the swiss brand presents a beautifully crafted, 21-piece collection of bags and small leather accessories. all in black, of course. the stellar pieces are supplemented by a string of quirky pickings in the same hue, ranging from cosmetics and scented candles, to books, ceramics and artwork. location: schippersgracht 7 [centrum].