5 Things You Should Know This Week: 02 August 2016

Just the latest news in interior design, architecture, and anything home and living to start your week off right

Updated on June 21, 2017 21:06 pm

Jerni Camposano

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1. A Singapore-themed look for your home. Why not celebrate Singapore's 51st birthday by giving your home a retro makeover? Here's how. Also, from rooster kitchenware to kopitiam glass and planters, here's a list of very Singaporean items to display and use in your home. Most importantly, on August 9, let your home speak of your national pride through these four ways.

2. A futuristic home for National Day courtesy of LG. You can show your love for Singapore's national colours of red and white and still sport a futuristic home, thanks to LG's state-of-the-art solutions. Let the infographic below show you how.

3. Gaggenau marks 33rd anniversary with 3 new products. Give your kitchen a style boost with any of Gaggenau's new appliances: Gaggenau EB333 90 cm Oven, Gaggenau Flex Induction Cooktops, and Gaggenau Vacuuming Drawer 400 Series. The EB333 Oven, like its predecessor, will continue to be crafted nearly entirely by hand using select materials in Lipsheim, France. It will be available in October 2016. Gaggenau Flex Induction Cooktops enable the free positioning of cookware and the regulation of temperature within different heat areas. The new sleek and handleless Vacuuming Drawer 400 series enables quick and convenient sealing of food, ideal for the precise practice of sous-vide cooking, especially useful for cooking meats and seafood.


Gaggenau EB333 90 cm Oven, to be available in October 2016


Gaggenau Flex Induction Cooktops


Gaggenau Vacuuming Drawer 400 Series

4. IKEA Singapore's Young Designer Award 2016 Exhibition ongoing at the National Design Centre. Experience 20 student designs in this year's exhibition for the Young Designer Award at The Atrium of the National Design Centre on Middle Road. With the theme "It Starts With The Food," the exhibition will be open to the public from 9am to 9pm until 14 August. It features innovative home furnishing concepts—including solutions for growing herbs, space-saving tableware, and food preparation tools—from local students across 11 tertiary institutions, all of which make activities that revolve around food at home more creative, inspiring, and enjoyable. The IKEA Singapore’s Young Designer Award 2016 final judging will be held on 11 August 11. The winner will win a $1,500 cash prize and a trip to IKEA of Sweden.

5. Launch of award-winning and premium paint brand Natural Power Sericite Paint. Korea's Dong Yang Mining Company introduces its Natural Power Sericite Paint, made mainly from the natural-occurring ore Sericite, a mineral made during the Mesozoic and Jurassic Periods, and water. The high quality Natural Power Sericite Paint sets a new bar for interior paint, as it is both environmentally-friendly and people-friendly with an incredible number of health-giving properties. It is also the world’s first Sericite flame-retardant paint, which means that an interior painted with Natural Power Sericite Paint is not only beautiful and beneficial to health, but is also a safe haven for young and old to relax and enjoy.


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