Ship Of Time is an oasis tucked away in the hustle and bustle of city life, a home away from home, a third space to gather a sense of self.
At Ship Of Time, everyday feels like Sunday. It is a space carved out to showcase beautiful designs, handpicked by WoonHung. Each brand comes with a compelling back story, and each of them standing tall on their own.
We invite you to drift away inside our hidden enclave. Abandon yourself, and breeze through a selection of timeless, slow-made and thoughtful goods.
Officially opened on 21 Oct 2019, Ship of Time Lifestyle Store is an extension of our first brick and mortar, Essential Extra Gift Store. Both stores are located side by side, at OUE Downtown Gallery.
Ship Of Time is an extension of the first shop, built to house indie designers and labels specialising in soft goods - apparel, home furnishing and accessories - that are different from Essential Extra. Since the opening of our first shop, we were delighted when apparel designers approached us. However, the retail environment build for Essential Extra could not house apparels. And we felt a need to explore possibilities of showcasing unconventional as well as outstanding apparel indie brands to the forefront. Ship Of Time was formed for this reason.
The key difference, Essential Extra is about speed. A one-stop destination for your gifting needs in a jiffy. Ship Of Time on the other hand, is about stillness. Soaking in inspiration and interactions, taking the time to explore new grounds. Picking up one-offs we stumbled upon during our travels. Handpicked by WoonHung, each and every brand tell a unique story.
Retail is experiencing an uncertain but exciting shift. It may be difficult to understand but worthwhile delving deep into. Ship Of Time, similar to Essential Extra, is an ongoing experiment, evolving as the world shifts and keeping in pace with the underlying rhythm of change.
This has always been WoonHung's mindset. Nothing is set in stone. We can carve a new future, and breathe a new life to retail space.