5 Things You Should Know This Week: 5 September 2017

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

Updated on September 05, 2017 14:09 pm

Cromly Editor

ikea 2018 catalogue living room

1. Shop at IUIGA and use Cromly’s promo code!

Home-grown lifestyle brand IUIGA was created to answer homeowners’ simple question: “Why pay so much for quality?” Launched in Singapore in August, the brand brings to consumers a curated selection of home and life essentials which are functional, free from unnecessary frills, and traditional retail markups.

Looking to revamp your home with high quality but affordable furnishings? Start shopping at IUIGA now for bed linens, stainless steel cookware, and travel luggages. Save up to 15% when you use our promo code, CROMLY15. This is limited to one redemption per account and valid until 31 December.

2. IKEA launches its 2018 Catalogue

The much-awaited IKEA Catalogue is now available in your mailboxes and in IKEA stores island wide! IKEA recently celebrated its biggest launch of the year with the release of its 2018 Catalogue. This latest edition features a renewed focus on the living room and aims to inspire readers with smart home furnishing solutions that will help them “Make Room for Life.”

“Today’s living room is bustling with activity, and IKEA recognises it as the heart of everyday life at home,” says Ms Caroline Ng, Country Marketing Manager, IKEA Singapore. “We want to encourage homeowners to make room for their needs and dreams, with easy and inspiring solutions that will enable them to make more out of their space, while showing off who they are and who they want to be.”

ikea 2018 catalogue

ikea living room

ikea living room

Detailing more than 400 new products and 100 even lower priced offers, as well as exclusive IKEA FAMILY promotions, the 2018 IKEA Catalogue wants customers to look beyond the walls of their homes to create a dream space for the things they love, all at affordable prices.

3. Sony introduces ultra-compact and waterproof RX0

Sony announced a new type of camera which enables entirely new imaging possibilities, and inspires an unprecedented scope of expression from all who take it in hand. The RX0 marries the hallmark leading image quality of the Sony RX series with advanced photo and video capabilities, all compressed into a robust and ultra-compact body. Designed to facilitate creative photographic and videographic expression beyond current limitations, RX0 is equally adept at shooting still images, filming video or can be used as part of a multi-camera set-up to create an inspiring series of images, videos and super slow motion footage from a multitude of different perspectives. Its miniature dimensions and all-around versatility maximise freedom to tackle photographic and videographic challenges in new ways, always with the assurance of high quality results.

Weighing just 110g and measuring 59mm x 40.5mm x 29.8mm (WxHxD), RX0 redefines how small and light a premium compact camera can be. It can be used as a standalone camera for capturing photos or videos in any shooting conditions including the rain, underwater, or in sandy or dusty environments and is equally adept as a part of a multi-camera setup to shoot subjects from a variety of different viewpoints. It will be available at all Sony stores, Sony Centres, and selected Sony authorised dealers from October 2017. Full technical specifications can be viewed here.

sony camera

sony camera

4. See the look of the new The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Bangkok

David Collins Studio, the award-winning London-based interior architecture and interior design studio, continues to expand its presence in Asia with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Residences at MahaNakhon, Bangkok. The studio was appointed to design the public spaces and leisure facilities in The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bangkok. The interiors concept is natural, crafted, and layered—reflecting the precision of the building’s architecture as well as the homeowners’ appreciation for sophisticated interior concepts.

“Our intention was to create a classical and timeless interior architecture and design concept, imbued with a distinctively Thai sensibility,” explains Simon Rawlings, David Collins Studio’s Creative Director. “By immersing ourselves in the culture and indigenous craftsmanship of Thailand over the nine-year lifecycle of the project, David Collins Studio has brought a definitive sense of place to the Residences, reflecting the cosmopolitan and international nature of Bangkok.”

ritz carlton bangkok

ritz carlton bangkok

ritz carlton bangkok

5. LG and Bang & Olufsen's collaboration results in TV with unsurpassed picture quality, audio, design, and craftsmanship

LG Electronics (LG) and Bang & Olufsen unveiled the result of its first collaborative effort in the home entertainment space with the unveiling of the BeoVision Eclipse TV to the world for the first time at IFA in Berlin. The new BeoVision Eclipse TV, which will push the boundary of the premium TV experience, signifies the beginning and the very essence of the strategic partnership between LG and Bang & Olufsen, first announced in March 2016.

LG's groundbreaking OLED technology continues to amaze video experts and consumers alike while Bang & Olufsen's celebrated design aesthetic and acoustic precision continues to excite audio enthusiasts all around the world. The marriage of LG’s OLED technology with its perfect blacks and superior picture quality and Bang & Olufsen's sophisticated approach to audio is perfectly highlighted in the beautiful BeoVision Eclipse.

BeoVision Eclipse

BeoVision Eclipse


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