For me, wastelands are a sign of progress.
A wasteland is basically a store that sells colorful stationery and cute things you don’t really need but want anyway.
Why are they a sign of progress? Because food is the basic necessity and everyone needs to eat.
Clothing is next because many of us want to update our wardrobe from time to time.
Now wastelands are for shoppers who have money to spare on things they already have, but cuter.
Artbox in Singapore is one of my sister’s favorite wastelands.
She’s an artist in her 20s, so it’s really more for her age group or younger. I, however, have not outgrown cute objects and can spend an hour or two browsing in these stores.
The good news is, Artbox, which originates from Korea, opened at Glorietta 4 last November 2014.
Since I rarely go to Makati, I found out about it only recently through an Instagram follower.
A few days later, I dragged my friend Yodel to check it out.
Artbox was on sale when we visited. (Note to owner: easy on the SALE signs. We get it 🙂 )
I love the festive party supplies
Tons of colorful notebooks
Bags and totes
Loungewear, blankets, aprons
Kitchen accessories, and more.
I’m thankful the staff was friendly and let me take pictures. I would’ve taken more but the some of the merchandise were too high on display, or the lighting did not agree with my camera.
It’s worth a trip! I’ll be back.
The best way to locate Artbox is to either ask the Information counter at the mall or take the entrance across from Uniqlo at SM Makati.
To know more about Artbox in the Philippines, follow them on Facebook or Instagram.