If you’re trying to achieve the Japandi home aesthetic, this homeware shop hits the nail on the head with its catalogue of carefully curated goods that are minimalistic in design and aesthetically pleasing. After 8 years of operating exclusively as an online store, Late Morning has opened its first brick-and-mortar store in Chinatown. And as the name suggests, its opening hours are from 12pm-8pm – perfect for late risers.
So if you’ve been searching for some one-of-a-kind tableware and functional home decor items, here’s why you should make a trip down to Late Morning stat:
Imported tableware: Sabre Paris, CONGSTUDIO & Kinto
Who says cutlery has to be plain old steel? Late Morning carries Sabre Paris’ products, a well-known French brand founded in 1993 and known for its commitment to high-quality materials and stylish designs. Add a touch of vintage sophistication to your home with their Bistrot cutlery in your pick of shiny solids and faux tortoise to gingham and natural wood (from $21.90).
Sabre Paris also has a collection of miscellaneous tools, such as bread knives, tart slicers, cheese cleavers, and bottle openers.
If your home leans towards a European or retro aesthetic, Late Morning carries a sweet collection of delicate tableware with France, Hungarian, and other European influences that will surely give your guests something to talk about. These eclectic pieces from Studio M start from $15 and give off a regal vibe, almost like you’re dining with the royalty.
Simple yet elegant in design, these Porcelain products by Lolo Saliu harmoniously marry into the soft Japandi aesthetic. The teapot, cups, and small plates (from $16) were all meticulously handcrafted by craftsmen in Japan, specifically made for homeowners who take their tea time seriously.
Something essential to the trending Korean home cafe videos we all love, is glassware. You can find plenty of glassware here such as the Cast Glass, Unitea Cup, and Unitea Mini Milk Pitcher starting from $9 under the brand Kinto. The Japanese brand is well-loved for producing drinkware with simple yet elegant silhouettes that are home-cafe approved.
They also carry other drinkware-related items such as tumblers, water jugs, and tea strainers. If you’re a fan of simplicity, these products are classic and timeless pieces to have around at home or wherever you go.
For something bolder, opt for eccentric shapes and patterns. CONGSTUDIO offers trendy Korean-style cloud mugs for $32. These ceramic mugs come in the colours of milk tea, mint green, shiny black, and matte white.
Flown all the way from Istanbul, these colourful and patterned bowls, plates, and trays start from $28. Whether you like a graceful marble or chaotic paint splatter, pieces by Bornn make excellent statement pieces.
Continuing down the line of interesting patterns, Crow Canyon Home has stylish enamelware starting from $14.80. Find unique spoons, tumblers, plates, and bowls, as each piece is hand painted individually. These eclectic pieces come in different colours such as red, black, blue and more so you’re spoilt for choice.
There are also saucepans ($54) and roasting pans ($45) available for you to cook and bake with artistic flair.
Forget those tacky paper plates, red plastic cups, and plain bakeware; cop Crow Canyon Home’s sustainable tableware from $25.90 that will transform your party from novice to pro-host.
Quirky home decor: bubble vases & scented block candles
Back to the Japandi theme, choose from an array of unconventionally shaped vases from OPEN OBJECT. These bubble vases start from $49 and come in classic colours of black or white. If you don’t have green fingers but have plenty of jewellery or small items around the house, you can get a futuristic circular bubble tray (from $39) to match your bouclé cloud sofa.
Late Morning also offers huge scented candles from Backyard, costing $89 per candle. There are 13 types of candles, each with a different natural aroma that calms the nerves, and soothes the mind. From the flower-scented Rose and Iris to the ocean-scented Breeze candle, you can bring a whiff of nature’s scents right into your home.
Backyard’s candles boast a burn time of 168 hours, so you can keep your house smelling nice 24/7.
Laundry & cleaning products: Tangent GC
Late Morning carries Tangent GC, a Swedish brand producing laundry care, skin care and home cleaning products. You’ll be able to get organic hand creams, hand soaps, fabric spray and detergent. What separates Tangent GC from ordinary laundry care brands is that they infuse perfume into their products, so your clothes and duvets remain refreshing and fragrant.
Besides offering everyday detergent, Tangent GC also offers a sportswear detergent ($39) with Clover perfume. If you’re all about that #fitspo life, the sportswear detergent will eliminate all sweat and grease odours, so you never have to worry about lingering bad smells.
As an eco-brand, Tangent GC’s hand creams ($39) use plant-based ingredients such as shea butter and aloe vera leaf juice and have different scents of oud, yuzu, fir, and tulip that ensure your hands stay soft and nice-smelling.
Late Morning: Newest lifestyle boutique in Chinatown
The store itself is a vibe – a snug space with rows and rows of aesthetically pleasing homeware and we just want to take all of it home. You can rest assured that you’re bundling home quality because store owner Belinda puts all her effort into curating beautiful homeware from all around the world.
With a neat and clean interior that resembles some of the most stylish curated art galleries, Late Morning is one heck of a photo op as well. You can even sway to the music playing on the record player, which really completes the cosy atmosphere of the shop.
A unique feature of Late Morning is that you might be able to get coffee as you browse the shop. It has a pay-as-you-wish concept and even a special menu. Don’t be surprised if you see any cute companions around as Late Morning is a pet-friendly store.
Visit Late Morning at Chinatown
Simply a 5-minute walk from Chinatown MRT, Late Morning is a reliable lifestyle shop with timeless finds. So hold the Japandi or eclectic-style debate, all home and living buffs should check out this museum-like homeware heaven and cop some interesting pieces.
Each homeware piece is reasonably priced and has excellent craftsmanship and details, so we wouldn’t be surprised if you’re split between decisions. Whether you’re looking for pieces that seamlessly blend with your Japandi aesthetic or statement pieces that impress guests, Late Morning has outstanding homeware that elevates your living space.
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