If you’re prone to house envy, don’t visit Arrival Hall. The homewares shop sits on the ground level of an impeccably styled and light-drenched warehouse apartment.
Owners, husband-and-wife-team Lisa and Clem Tay, stock the shelves – which, naturally, they built with their own four hands – with all things beautiful and hard-to-find.
For the lounge, there are pinwheel-patterned cushions by Lucky Boy Sunday, merino throws by Danish textile designer Tina Ratzer and pastel drinks trolleys by Copenhagen’s Normann.
Shoppers can find clothes, stationery, planters and kids’ toys, but the lion’s share of objects belong in the kitchen: delicate, hand-moulded ceramic crockery, marble serving platters and golden serving utensils.
It’s stuff that’s almost too pretty to actually use. On weekends the apartment upstairs transforms into a pop-up cafe. Clem pulls coffees in exchange for gold-coin donations for Hope to the Nations.
Presiding over it all from her bed in the corner is Lexi, a sweet and skittish Maltese Lhasa Apso cross. Shop dogs don’t get much cuter. Chances are, you’ll leave thinking your home needs one like her too.