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Favorite shop: “Sadly, the now defunct hardware shop in Eindhoven, Ijzerhandel De Spijker, which translates literally to ‘Hardware, The Nail.’ It had floor-to-ceiling drawers of stuff, and even though it was tiny, somehow they managed to carry much more than the chain hardware shops. Now it’s gone, and there’s a cheesy bar there with the same name — The Nail. It kind of makes sense but it’s also kind of insulting. I imagine it’s how people in New York felt about the NYU Palladium dorm being built on top of the old nightclub.”