There is no place like home, as they say, and honestly, there is no better feeling in the world than ending a long day in a place that is truly yours. If your eyes are the window to your soul, then your home (and its contents) is a reflection of your personality. Forget cookie-cutter homeware limited to your geographical location, and shop these 10 online stores for the most unique homeware that screams ‘you’.
Rockett St George
What first started as a common love for car boot sales, paint charts, home magazines and material swatches slowly grew into what is now Rockett St George, an online store that launched in 2007 by moms Lucy and Jane who needed the flexible hours to raise their kids. Today, the brand boasts a collection of over 3,500 of the coolest products we’ve seen, ranging from unique light fixtures to furniture to covet-worthy art. Think quirky Alice-in-Wonderland meets gothic cool meets Scandinavian-chic – trust us when we say you’ll have a hard time buying just 1 piece!
This Singapore-based online store offers a well curated mix of modern, vintage and contemporary pieces catering for a wide range of budgets. Whether you’re looking for the next funky decorative piece for your shelves (see Unicorn Skull ring holder), unique kitchenware or show-stopping furniture, you should definitely hit Decordinary before your next house party.
PS: they offer free local shipping on orders above SGD$150 (not counting furniture), if you need even more reason to shop.
Angel and Boho
Inspired by countryside French living, Angel and Boho offers a beautiful collection of rustic yet contemporary homeware that provides a dose of coziness to any home. Their wonderful hand-painted French furniture aside, we love this site for its stunning fabric collection – think throws, pillows and actual fabrics that you can have made into curtains or upholstery.
Such & Such
With an emphasis of quality, Such & Such features a curation of sleek, minimalist homeware designed and handmade by artists from all over the world. Products on their website are unique, as they have been selected not just for their aesthetic value, but also their production process – Such & Such offers nothing that has been mass made in a bid to do their part for the environment.
Bungalow Living Bali
If you can’t get over your last trip to Bali, then bring that luxe villa vibe into your home with Bungalow Bali. Featuring a beautiful collection of bamboo, woven rope and wicker everything from the island of the gods itself (throws, cushions, furniture, baskets – you get the idea), we love the contemporary nod-to-the-beach pieces that are equal parts form and function.
Step aside Muji, this Japanese-inspired homeware shop based in New York offers contemporary homeware accessories that oozes Japanese elegance. We love that the products are so understated, they’ll fit in literally any home! Made of a mix of high quality materials typical to Japanese products, let the light from the land of the rising sun shine new life into your home. Be warned, it is one of stores where you’ll end up buying things you never knew you needed, until now.
Shop rice bin, cast iron teapot and lantern here.
Cool threads aside, did you know that Urban Outfitters has an incredible selection of homeware, ranging from kitchenware to furniture to decorative accessories to lighting? In typical Urban Outfitter style, everything is whimsical, gorgeous and 100% covetable – you’ll wonder how you’ve lived so long without having some of these items in your life. It’s also a great store to shop for gifts, as they offer a gift option upon check out and ship to almost everywhere in the world.
Why settle for ordinary when you could outfit your house with conversation starters in every room? From quirky kitchenware to out-of-this-world modern light fixtures and crazy furniture pieces like this giant teacup stool, Redcandy offers a huge collection of fun homeware and living items that will surely bring a smile to your face even just browsing the site.
This concept store is all about bold designs and brave colors, and strives to make good design accessible while ensuring consumers think outside of the box when it comes to designing their home. Darkroom started as a brick-and-mortar store in 2009, and has since expanded online. Think graphic patterns, geometric designs and textured surfaces that come together for a truly unique aesthetic.
If vintage is your thing, then you’ll want to book mark Pineapple Retro. This authentic vintage online store features an eclectic mix of carefully handpicked homeware and accessories that are legit vintage – not vintage inspired, with their dates of origin clearly indicated in every item description. From lamps to shag rugs to china, brighten up your home and add an element of fun with the crazy colours of the mid to late 20th century. Do note that they don’t ship directly to Singapore, so you’ll have to use a forwarding service.