The buzz: There have been a few new shops around Tanglin recently, and this one at Tanglin Mall opened in January 2015. Created by Frenchwomen Valerie Oriol and Karine Lafon, homeware store MoodBox aims to completely change its theme and mood every six-to-eight weeks (hence the name).
The vibe: At the moment, the store has a distressed-industrial look with refined and colorful touches, much like a designer warehouse loft. The interior is furnished with a mix of polished wood and raw pallet furniture (not all for sale), so that the products they stock are the centerpiece accents.
The goods: A carefully curated selection of homeware and personal accessories over a wide price range. They have smaller decorative objects around the $50 mark, like their metal tealight holders, whitewashed rattan baskets and painted birdcages. Personal accessories include cool reading glasses from $70 and men’s watches around $200. Some accessories are significantly pricier, like the printed tapestries that go for $500 or the Qlocktwo digital clock at $1,600. That said, a lot of their stuff is below $100, which makes it a great place to pick up thoughtful gifts and trinkets for the home.
Why you'll be back: The inventory is a nice, boho change from the uppity, mostly pricey stuff usually found in the area. Plus, we're curious about what sort of look they will do next.