Ravenous for your daily dose of concrete? I know I was when I visited Storerooms No. 3 in Mong Kok. The design space is housed inside 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 No. 1. It was a new find for me, but I noticed that most of my architecture school classmates had already known about the brand. And no wonder: Storerooms is porn for the design-hungry. Let’s 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 their products prove it.
Founded in August 2013, Storerooms sources its goods from all around the world. These items are selected by artists and designers, and although expensive, they are made with quality in mind then shipped all the way from Europe, so it really is value for money.
Storerooms No. 3
Head downstairs to find Storerooms No. 3, the embodiment of perfection. The singular room has an artsy ambience, and despite being a tiny space, the atmosphere is relaxed. The customers in the café are provided free reading material, can enjoy a slice of cake or coffee, or work 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 may 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 truly 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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