Ravenous for your daily dose of concrete? I know I was when I visited recently opened café Storerooms No. 3 in Mong Kok. The design space is housed in a sketchy, inconspicuous building on Sai Yeung Choi Street South among the fishball vendors, street performers and singing old folks on the road. Finding it was not unlike my journey to find Mum’s Not Home‘s entrance. But no fear, I had trusty Google Maps by my side to fight through the densest street of Hong Kong!
Storerooms No. 3 is the third little space by hipster store, Storerooms. I only found out about the store when the café popped up, but I noticed that most of my architecture school classmates had already liked their Facebook page and followed their Instagram account. And no wonder: Storerooms is porn for the design-hungry. Lets lay down the backstory beginning with the shop.
Storerooms No. 1
Take an extra flight of stairs up to the fourth floor of the same building as its café counterpart to find the OG, Storerooms No. 1. Their motto is “we sell beautiful things” and this was proven a hundred percent true when I took a look at the items they had up for sale.
Founded in August 2013, Storerooms sources its products from all around the world. These items are selected and collected by artists and designers and man, they scream “style” so loud I’d go death. The prices are o-m-g expensive, but you get items that are created with design and quality in mind shipped all the way from Europe, so it really is value for money when you think about it.
Even though I found quite a few knick-knacks in the store I’d love to own, the tear in my wallet would be too heartbreaking. But anyway, enlightened by the beautiful product designs, I stomped downstairs to arrive at Storerooms No. 3.
Storerooms No. 3
Storerooms No. 3 was the embodiment of perfection. I drooled over the raw, concrete walls. The whole room just had this artsy ambiance. Despite being a tiny space, it had a chill atmosphere. The customers in the café were quietly looking over the free provided reading material, enjoying their slice of cake or coffee, or working on their laptops. And yes, for you to imagine how small Storerooms No. 3 is, my pictures pretty much capture every corner of the room.
Storerooms regularly hosts events to promote local artists, designers and musicians, so Storerooms No. 3 is a perfect addition to their brand. It might be a bit dark or look a bit too much like a prison for the ones who aren’t crazy for concrete, but for me, it was a slice of heaven.
Storerooms No. 3
3/F-4/F, 42-44 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
+852 2426 6789
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