5 Things You Should Know This Week: 3 October 2017

Just the latest news in anything home and family to start your week off right

Updated on October 03, 2017 8:10 am

Cromly Editor

UNIQLO SPRZ NY Eames SS graphic T-Shirt

1. UNIQLO launches the SPRZ NY EAMES Collection

Fans of designers Charles and Ray Eames have some good reasons to shop at UNIQLO stores! The brand launched a collaborative collection—composed of 12 items—that will celebrate the groundbreaking contributions of the 20th century American designers towards modern design, art, and culture.

SPRZ NY EAMES blanket

SPRZ NY EAMES blanket

SPRZ NY Eames SS graphic T-Shirt

SPRZ NY Eames SS graphic T-Shirt

SPRZ NY EAMES room shoes

SPRZ NY EAMES room shoes

SPRZ NY, short for Surprise New York, is an ongoing collaboration between UNIQLO and the Museum of Modern Art, where art and fashion meet to create something magical. SPRZ NY items are inspired by fame and influential artists of our time, including specially designed products like T-shirts, outerwear, innerwear, and more. Among the most influential designers of the 20th century, Charles and Ray Eames transformed how people experience and observe the world through furniture, architecture, public spaces, and films for more than 40 years. Like UNIQLO, Charles and Ray believed that good design and quality objects should be available to all.

Men’s Graphic T-Shirts will be available at selected UNIQLO stores including UNIQLO Orchard Central (Global Flagship Store), UNIQLO Suntec City, UNIQLO ION Orchard and online at www.uniqlo.com/sg, while accessories will be available exclusively at the UNIQLO Orchard Central (Global Flagship Store) and online. Prices range from $14.90 for a pair of room shoes to $29.90 for a Women’s 2-way stole.

2. Philips celebrates heart health on World Heart Day with kitchen and home innovations

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology and proud partner of the World Heart Federation, recently brought awareness to cardiovascular diseases and collaborating with established industry experts—a chef, a nutritionist from the Singapore Heart Foundation, and a dentist—to bring into focus the everyday issues faced by consumers that are hindering them from being healthy. In a panel discussion and interactive session held at the Philips Consumer Care center, the experts discussed how healthy communities begin with healthy individuals, the growing health foods market, the link between gum disease and overall heart health, as well as how Philips’ product innovations for the kitchen and home empower consumers to make healthier choices.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart

Philips Daily Collection Airfryer with Rapid Air Technology

Philips Daily Collection Airfryer with Rapid Air Technology

Philips Avance Collection Rice Cooker

Philips Avance Collection Rice Cooker

Philips Avance Collection Blender

Philips Avance Collection Blender

Philips Viva Collection Blender

Philips Viva Collection Blender

Just in time for World Heart Day, Philips presented five new home and kitchen innovations. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart HX9924/46 is a revolutionary toothbrush and total oral care solution bringing together the ultimate in Philips Sonicare performance, smart sensor technology and an intuitive brushing experience to help users achieve their oral health goals. The Philips Daily Collection Airfryer with Rapid Air Technology HD9216/84 and Philips Avance Collection Rice Cooker HD3175/62 are designed to make preparing nourishing but tasty meals at home easier, helping everyone to have a balanced and nutritious diet. Additionally, two new Philips blenders—the Philips Avance Collection Blender HR3658/01 and Philips Viva Collection Blender HR3556/00 feature the latest blending technology, making them a fast and easy way to get a full day’s worth of nutrients. All products are available now at Philips as well as from selected electronic stores, major departmental stores, and authorized dealers.

3. Etiqa Insurance introduces Emergency Home Assistance service for homeowners

Etiqa Insurance, in partnership with Allianz Worldwide Partners Singapore, has introduced Emergency Home Assistance (EHA) service in Singapore. The service provides customers with a stress-free one-stop solution for emergency repair and assistance when they are faced with unexpected situations at home. Covering four major home repairs with the most frequent occurrence—plumbing, electrical, locksmith, and pest control assistance—the comprehensive service solution features a hassle-free approach, providing end-to-end support and assistance for customers, differentiating the insurer from other providers with similar services.

From today, homeowners can enjoy the benefits of this service solution worth up to $4,000 with the purchase of a 5-year ePROTECT home plan and gain access to year-round 24-hours assistance from Allianz Worldwide Partners Singapore’s trusted and qualified network of service providers to manage their end-to-end emergency repairs. Homeowners can also enjoy a further 15% savings on a 5-year ePROTECT home plan for a limited period. For more information, visit www.etiqa.com.sg.

4. IKEA’s latest range of Scandinavian-style products

Inspired by the natural elements of the Nordics, the launch of these new products celebrates minimalist design, handcrafted materials, and embraces light wood and monochrome tones together with a dash of blue. Products supporting IKEA’s year-long theme Make Room for Life include the FLOTTEBO sofa bed, which is easily customisable to create a style you want, thanks to the loose cushions that can be moved freely. The multifunctional sofa bed also contains underside storage for extra bedding.

FLOTTEBO sofa bed

FLOTTEBO sofa bed

For small space living, the SANDBACKEN series caters for modern day possibilities and offers good seating and sleeping comfort, while the stackable UTÅKER bed takes flexibility to a whole new level, providing for all living situations –use it as a sofa, single bed, double bed or twin beds apart! Complementing textiles and lighting in neutral, pastel shades help make for an easy update to rock a complete Scandinavian look. The range of products will be available in both IKEA Alexandra and IKEA Tampines from October.

5. Dusit International's new Regional Vice President for EMEA region

Thailand-based, global hospitality company Dusit International has appointed Mr Prateek Kumar as Regional Vice President for EMEA region, responsible for strengthening Dusit’s operations and supporting development efforts in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. For the past two years, Mr Kumar was Area General Manager in charge of Dusit’s operations in Dubai. In his new role, he will continue to serve as General Manager of Dusit Thani Dubai while also linking with the company’s head office in Bangkok to supervise operating and pre-opening properties in the EMEA region.

Mr Kumar has a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management from Griffith University in Australia. Prior to joining Dusit International as General Manager of Dusit Thani Manila in 2008, he was responsible for the successful pre-opening of Ascott Raffles Place, a luxury all-suite hotel set in the heart of Singapore’s financial cityscape. He has also worked for Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Renaissance Hotels. With 29 properties currently in operation across four brands in eight countries, Dusit International is in a significant growth phase which will see the number of Dusit properties reach 70 within the next three to four years across key markets worldwide.


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