5 Things You Should Know This Week: 19 September 2016

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

Updated on June 22, 2017 8:06 am

Jerni Camposano


1. Sony introduces mobile projector. Now you can watch from anywhere in your home, thanks to a portable lightweight projector! The MP-CL1A Mobile Projector is Sony's latest offering to the Pico Projector market. Using Laser Beam Scanning that provides HD resolution and focus free projection, it can display a screen size of up to 120 inches at a distance of 3.45 metres, and a 40-inch screen size from 1.15 metres. The projector also boasts of enhanced features, including Bluetooth audio out connectivity, a kickstand that also serves as a lens cover, and new colour options. The MP-CL1A mobile projector will be available in grey and gold colours at Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers beginning next month.

2. IKEA's FULLVIKTIG collection to be available for a limited time from October. The handcrafted FULLVIKTIG collection is a partnership between the Swedish furniture giant and Doi Tung Development Project, a social enterprise in northern Thailand providing livelihoods for rural artisans. The collection features products—hand woven textiles, pottery and ceramics, paper products—created using traditional handicraft techniques and local raw materials. These items will be at the IKEA stores next month for a limited time only.

3. TURBO introduces INCANTO TAE series of cooker hoods. The trusted Italian brand recently launched three new hoods of different styles to suit any modern home. TURBO’s INCANTO TAE series of cooker hoods are all fitted with two to three pieces of aluminium metal filters, and hence are great for passionate cooks. Find out more about TURBO's hoods here.

4. You can now shop for home decors on Bibliotek Design Store. The online store offers a wide variety of furniture pieces, home decors, and lighting fixtures from regional and international brands. Named after the Danish and Swedish word meaning library, the company is in continuous search for functional everyday items as well as future design icons to deck your homes with. Visit the shop here.

5. Miniature worlds inside a glass tube. Succeeded in making a terrarium? This one's way more challenging! Dutch artist Rosa de Jong created little houses inside glass test tubes and the details are impressive. Titled "Micro Matter," the series is meant to convey the message of "how small the land we call home really is in comparison to the entire world." Read more about it here.


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