5 Things You Should Know This Week: 17 August 2015

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

Updated on June 12, 2017 12:06 pm

Camille Besinga

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1. Need a house cleaner? Get one through ServisHero. This app is just another way technology makes life easier by making you book a cleaner, electrician, photographer, or even a wedding planner with just a swipe of your finger. It’s available in both Singapore and Malaysia, with plans of expanding in other countries soon. Get the details from their website here.

Image courtesy of ServisHero

2. Art lovers, check this out! Artling is an online gallery that features works by emerging and established artists, all of which you can view and purchase online. The stunning ink artworks featured here are by Toko Shinoda and Albert Yonathan Setyawan.

Kohaku (Red-White) by Toko Shinoda
Sumi and ink pigment on paper with silver ground, 2011
50cm x 40cm
Price on Request

The Duet by Albert Yonathan Setyawan
Pencil, ink, gouache, and gold paint on paper, 2012
30cm x 22cm
USD $600

Images courtesy of The Artling

3. Ever wondered how the popular Tripp Trapp Chair came to being? Designed by Peter Opsvik, the Tripp Trapp chair—a zig-zag chair that was ergonomically designed to seat anyone from toddler age to adulthood has been manufactured for consumers since it first came out in the market in 1972. What’s not to love, when the whole family can comfortably sit around the table in matching chairs? More details here.

An early sketch of the chair

Kaare Stokke, CEO of Stokke, Tripp Trapp Chair's manufacturer since 1972, is shown here with his family, modelling the product in one of its earliest ads

Norwegian furniture designer Peter Opsvik

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4. Add a little “toilet humour” to your bathroom. Get these fun and funny-looking faucets from Osaka-based Japanese company Kakudai, which carries one-of-a-kind fixtures that will make you smile, even laugh. Visit their English website here.

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5. Want to know what the Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” looks like on textile? British designer Nadia-Anne Ricketts has successfully created textiles that feature patterns inspired by sound waves generated from popular songs from The Beatles and Queen. Check out her story and the BeatWoven collection here.

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