An intriguing window display greets visitors: a long, oxidised antique metal chain, rope, hook and bucket hang in the main window, filled with an array of products. Underneath, an inlaid section of the floor contains a small patch of raked sand, at once a space of meditation and an homage to the local area. A water mister next to the door extends the fresh feeling of sea air indoors. Aesop Bondi Beach is a temporal prism, a nostalgic voyage narrated by a selection of treasured objects and materials rendered unique by their reactions to the elements and the passage of time. It succinctly encapsulates the inimitable sense of freedom and fulfilment that comes from days spent in intimate acquaintance with surf, sand and the light of the sun.