Have you ever felt the need to go out shopping to let off steam, but ended up frustrated because you don’t know what you want? Well, sometimes shopping does involve a wee bit of irony. The right remedy for this is either drop your shopping plans or drop by Art & Science.
Art & Science is something akin to Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, minus the creepy living toys and Dustin Hoffman. To say that Art & Science is a gift store is an understatement. Well one does not simply find a bicycle and Bell helmets in a gift store, right?
It’s safe to say that Art & Science is a lifestyle store. Here, one can unearth from the basic essentials like shoe polishing kit and denim trousers, to the high-end objects like sunglasses and leather wallets. Though sometimes it’s possible for one to stumble across random objects such as, say, a board game, one doesn’t have to question the quality for each object had undergone a thorough curation to get into Art & Science.
As such, it’s very likely to find things one couldn’t get anywhere else in Indonesia; for example, The Adventure of Tintin collectibles (puzzle, tote bag, mug, you name it) and also rare books and zines like Hypebeast and B: Brand Documentary Magazine. Art & Science is also a vigorous supporter of local crafts – among those stocked up in the store are handcrafted wood-based radio Magno and quality bags from Imagery.
Finding this store is a bit tricky, however, first thing to do is to locate UNIQLO in Grand Indonesia’s East Mall, and you’d be able to spot Art & Science thereafter. Then let the shopping begins.