Peek!
Peek! – the new toy & vintage camera shop in town goes the opposite direction
in a nostalgic throwback to the days of yore when the camera is all film and mechanical,
makes alot of sounds and lets the user recapture abit of their lost childhood, all over again.
Size: 200 square metres  /   Year: Completion 2010
Type: Commerical   /  Services: Interior
Team: Peter Sim, Gene Tan, Hong Weiming   /  Photographer: Jeremy San Tzer Ning
 
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In our modern age of speed and efficiency, the camera – the tool for recording and capturing life has also become increasingly more high tech: faster, smaller, and packing in more and more pixels.

Peek! – the new toy & vintage camera shop in town goes the opposite direction in a nostalgic throwback to the days of yore when the camera is all film and mechanical, makes alot of sounds and lets the user recapture abit of their lost childhood, all over again.

The design of the shop is a response to this sentiment. The main retail store at the 1st storey is
reminiscent of an oldarchival library, complete with bookcases doubling up as display and a sliding ladder. But the treatment is contemporary – the bookcases are all glossy white with dashes of bright green. The intimate space is anchored by an oversized long golden table, where the merchandise are displayed adoringly under a canopy of old-style glass pendant lamps.

Upstairs at the 2nd storey where the office is, one enters yet into another nostalgic world – that of the old classrooms. What is immediately striking is the long chalk wall that spans the space. Here, you can jot down your notes to fellow colleagues, to-dos list or random quotes.