5 Things You Should Know This Week: 21 November 2016

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

Updated on June 26, 2017 14:06 pm

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1. LG launches the LG 77-inch G6 Signature OLED TV and SH6 Sound Bar in Singapore. Enjoy an ultimate home entertainment experience with LG's new offerings: its OLED TV that promises revolutionary picture quality and increased viewing angles, and its Sound Bar, a powerful audio system. Featuring a 2.57 mm-thin OLED panel, the TV is as thin as four stacked credit cards but retained the essentials to provide the best picture and sound quality possible. It comes with 4K resolution, OLED high dynamic range, Ultra HD Alliance's (UHDA) HDR10, and Dolby Vision. Meanwhile, the Sound Bar supports LG's new unique sound-enhancing technology and ensures great connectivity potential with Google Cast for a variety of content options.


LG 77-inch G6 Signature OLED TV


LG SH6 Sound Bar

2. King Living's new product offerings. Usher in the festive holiday season by updating your home. Where to shop? Check out King Living and its exciting new products: Crescent Tables, Crescent Ottoman, and King Boulevard Armchair. Available in various sizes and finishes, including marble and timber veneer tops, the table is a beautiful addition to your living room. Shake things up in your living space or bedroom with the cute-shaped ottoman. Also, bring a pop of colour to your home with the King Boulevard armchair.


King Living's Crescent Table and Crescent Ottoman

King Living's King Boulevard Armchair

3. HP introduces mobile-enabled LaserJet printers. Looking for an affordable and reliable printer for your home office? There are three new printers from HP—and they are all compact, within your budget, and can print from your smartphone or tablet! These single and multi-function HP LaserJets enable greater productivity with 15 to 20 percent faster print speeds in each model. "Customers love the crisp and clean text they get with HP LaserJet printers, but they want more options at budget-friendly prices," said Lionel Chng, managing director of HP Inc. Singapore.

HP LaserJet Pro MFP 130fw


HP LaserJet Pro MFP M26nw

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M227fdw

4. Philips partners with Xiaomi for smart home lighting in China. The global leader in lighting forged a partnership with mobile internet company Xiaomi to develop connected LED lighting products for the latter's smart home ecosystem, including apps for controlling the lights both via Android and IOS-based smartphones. “In the coming months, Xiaomi customers using its smart home ecosystem will be able to choose from an even broader family of well-designed connected LED luminaires that work flawlessly on the Xiaomi platform,” said John Wang of Philips-Greater China.


Eric Rondolat, CEO of Philips Lighting, with Lei Jun, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Xiaomi

5. A flexible furniture system for renters and travellers. Italian designer Elena Bompani has designed the Itaca furniture system—which includes a daybed and a set of shelves—for the new generation of nomads. The pieces can easily be disassembled and carried to another space, perfect for those renting or always travelling. Read more about the collection here.

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