The buzz: Formerly located in Phoenix Park, Galanga Living has moved its main store to a larger space along Henderson Road to accommodate its wider furniture range.
The vibe: This lifestyle shop provides a calmer alternative, away from the hustle and bustle of the Orchard Road crowd. With an atmosphere that is laidback and a shop floor that is roomy, browsing through this industrial-style space can be a relaxing and almost therapeutic shopping experience. Furniture pieces are arranged in a tasteful and uncluttered way, making it easy to envision them in your own home.
The goods: Look out for their timeless outdoor collection, a refreshing twist on Scandinavian design with a touch of Asian influence. The Anton dining set ($1,799), which comes in black and chocolate, is perfect for that tea party you’ve always wanted to host in your garden. They also carry a trendy selection of home accessories, including elegant candle holders ($15-149) and pretty vases ($10-300), for those of you who can’t afford to fit yet another coffee table into your living room.
Why you’ll be back: If you don’t buy into the idea of “democratic design” and are tired of seeing the same book shelf that you have, in your friend’s apartment, this is one place you’ll definitely want to check out.
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