5 Things You Should Know This Week: 26 December 2017

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Updated on December 28, 2017 9:12 am

Cromly Editor

5 Things You Should Know This Week: 26 December 2017

These are some of the news you may want to know this week:

1. Ultra Violet is Pantone's Color of the Year 2018

Usher the new year with a new colour to watch: Ultra Violet. According to Pantone, "Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. Adding spice and brightness, Ultra Violet calls attention to a tufted couch, piece of art, or accent wall." The colour authority also mentions that "as a color that can take you in so many directions, Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness. In hospitality, we are seeing purples like Ultra Violet take center stage in interior spaces as large and small hotels harness color and design to entice travelers and stay relevant." See more about Pantone's Color of the Year 2018 here.

Photos courtesy of Pantone

2. Win a Corelle 16-Piece Set at the Cromly Giveaway!

Complete your celebration with a stylish addition to your dining table: a 16-piece set from Corelle. How to get it for free? Simply like our Facebook Page & follow us on Instagram. Comment on the Facebook post and tell us why you wish to win. The enter your details here. Closing date is 28 December 2017 at 6pm.

3. Society of Interior Designers Singapore launches new award categories to recognise outstanding designers

The Society of Interior Designers Singapore (SIDS) will build on its successful SIDA 2016 campaign with the launch of SIDA 2017, continuing its track-record of putting Singapore design on the world map. The SIDA 2017 Launch unveiled three new award categories for SIDA 2017. Aside from the original SIDA Awards, the new award categories include SIDA Concept Awards, SIDA Luminary Awards, and the SIDA Recognition Awards.Open to both international and local applicants, SIDA aims to win recognition of Singapore's standards in design excellence in the global interior design industry. Submissions for the Awards will close on 31 December 2017 with judging by a panel of both local and foreign judges taking place in February 2018 and the announcement of the winners will be made in March 2018. For more information on the SIDA Awards 2017, please visit this link.

4. New collaborations at Singapore Design Week

The Singapore Design Week (SDW) 2018 returns for the fifth time next year to set the local design scene abuzz. To be held from 5 to 18 March 2018, this premier design festival in Asia, organised by DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), has ramped up its partnerships to amplify the influence of SDW and give Singaporeans and visitors opportunities to experience design in all forms. This year’s feature conference is the inaugural Brainstorm Design. This event, from 6 to 8 March, is organised by Time Inc, on a three-year partnership with Dsg, with support from the Economic Development Board (EDB). Led by the editorial teams of TIME, Fortune, and Wallpaper*, Brainstorm Design will bring together global thought leaders in the business, public policy, and design communities to discuss how design can help build businesses, improve sustainability, engage communities and enrich people’s lives.

SDW will once again be anchored by SingaPlural 2018—this time at the National Design Centre (NDC), the nexus for all things design—from 5 to 18 March. Organised by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) and supported by Dsg, SingaPlural will bring creatives, including Gabriel Tan Studio and Rx co-lab, and brands such as Ewins, Formica, and Kvadrat to explore the concept of play as an important experimental process that precedes design work. The showcase is curated by design studio Produce, which recently won the INSIDE World Interior of the Year 2017 award at the World Architecture Festival.

"Every year, we aim to live up to our promise of delivering an event worthy of regional and international attention. This year, we’re achieving this by ramping up our partnerships on all fronts," said Dsg Executive Director, Ms Agnes Kwek. "Not only will these collaborations make SDW more impactful, they will also build the capabilities of the local design industry and encourage more ground-up initiatives that will, in turn, foster a more vibrant design ecosystem in Singapore." Details and full listing of SDW 2018 activities will be available soon. For more information, please visit www.designsingapore.org/sdw.

5. escentials presents Serge Lutens Black Collection

escentials is proud to present the all-new Serge Lutens Black Collection, introducing new 100ml sizes and a refreshed look The newest fragrance to debut under Serge Lutens is Dent de Lait, which translates to “Milk Teeth." Notes include almond milk, coconut, incense, heliotrope, and a slight metallic note. Dent de Lait is reminiscent of the innocence of childhood with its initial milky softness, but hints at the loss of it (symbolised by the metallic taste of blood). It is now available at escentials at $280 (100ml).

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