5 Things You Should Know This Week: 13 September 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


1. Green Living 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. Green Living, the first sustainable lifestyle annual event, wrapped up a successful three-day event last weekend at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. Aiming to build a bridge between merchants and consumers of green products, the event featured over 100 brands of eco-friendly products promoting sustainable home, eco parents, health and wellness, smart technology, and a greener lifestyle, among others. There were also seminars and interactive workshops including terrarium making, organic gardening at home, and healthy eating for the family.

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2. IKEA's "More Sustainable Life at Home" exhibit at the Green Living 2016. The Swedish furniture giant encourages homeowners to live a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle at home by taking small steps towards big change. Modelled after a typical Singaporean household, the More Sustainable Home exhibit featured IKEA's home furnishing tips and solutions that save water and energy that save water, energy, and food without compromising homeowners' lifestyle. The result: a family of four that lives in a comfortable and functional home but still saves more than $1,300 a year!

"Being sustainable doesn't have to be hard work. We hope to show homeowners how to take little steps toward sustainable living because it all adds up to benefit their wallets, their well-being, and at the same time, our environment," said Lars Svensson, IKEA Southeast Asia-Sustainability and Communication Director.

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3. LG presents world's largest OLED Tunnel at the IFA 2016. Measuring a record-breaking 5 metre-tall, 7.4 metre-wide, and 15 metre-long, LG's jaw-dropping OLED Tunnel was composed of 216 separate 55-inch curved OLED signage displays and featured nearly half a billion pixels. The display, which welcomed visitors to the company's IFA 2016 exhibition booth, showed a collection of beautiful scenes such as Iceland's Aurora Borealis, underwater ecosystems, and deep space footage. The impressive scale of the display tunnel is made possible by OLED’s ultra-thin, highly flexible lightweight panels.

4. "Furniture Camaraderie" programme on 14 September. Organised by the DesignSingapore Council, with the Singapore Furniture Industries Council, the "Furniture Camaraderie" programme will feature quick-pace narratives (30 seconds each for 20 slides) that tell stories about furniture design. It will be held on 14 September, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the National Design Centre. Register for free by calling Lynn Ho at 6709 4886 or emailing designsingapore@eurekacampaign.com. Presenters include furniture designers featured in Cromly such as Chan Wai Lim, Ivan Ho, and Kok Yi Ming.

5. A pool featuring Van Gogh's Starry Night. A home in California boasts of a magnificent feature: a pool with tiling that shows one of the most beloved works of art—Van Gogh's Starry Night. The "masterpiece" is best enjoyed from an aerial view. Read more about it here.


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