5 Things You Should Know This Week: 8 October 2018

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

Updated on October 08, 2018 16:10 pm

Cromly Editor

5 Things You Should Know This Week: 8 October 2018

These are some of the news you should know this week:

1. Shop for your favourite products at the Philips Carnival

The Philips Carnival, happening from 19 to 21 October at the Philips APAC Center, will launch with a new experiential concept. It will not only be a place for consumers to shop for their favourite products at up to 60 per cent off retail prices but also to learn how to live healthy lifestyles and be inspired to live life to the fullest with curated experiences for all.

Look out for unbeatable daily specials on a wide variety of your favourite Philips products, such as half-priced deals on the Philips Sonicare CleanCare+ Sonic electric toothbrush that is going for just $29, and the Philips Avent 4-in-1 electric steam sterilizer at $99! Don’t miss out on other note-worthy deals including bundled offers such as gift with purchase, giveaways for Philips members, and promotions on a wide variety of your favourite Philips products, including some of their most popular innovations like the Philips airfryers and pressure cookers. Visitors can also pick up essential tips to better manage their health from a series of engaging talks and workshops, and be empowered to lead healthier lives.

This year’s edition of the Philips Carnival will see highlights such as celebrity chef and restaurateur Angela May welcome visitors into the realms of her pop-up kitchen as she serves up healthy epicurean platters for tasting while dishing out cooking tips. Foodies can also tantalize their taste buds with food carts offering tasty light-bites such as BBQ teriyaki squid, coconut rice with chicken yakitori, Dutch stroopwafels, Dutch poffertjes, fresh juices, popsicles and many more. Professional gentlemen’s barber Sultans of Shave will marry the tradition and nostalgia of the old-world barber shop with modern comforts. Visitors can pamper themselves with a suite of free wet or dry shaves, style consultations and facial massages. Through these exciting activities, there will be first-hand opportunities to experience the latest product innovations from Philips.

For more information on irresistible promotions and exciting events at the Philips Carnival, please visit https://www.philips.com.sg/c-w/promotions/philips-carnival.

2. Dynaudio introduces its first intelligent wireless multi-room music system

You can now move your music whenever and wherever you want. Renowned for its heritage of handcrafted high-end loudspeakers for professional recording studios, cars, and living rooms, Dynaudio launches Music, a family of four intelligent wireless speakers with one-touch simplicity. Each of these speakers adapts seamlessly and automatically to any room or position, and to ambient noise levels for music to always sound pristine. They can also intuitively personalise playlists featuring only the music you love, at the touch of a button.


The built-in RoomAdapt technology senses where you place the speaker, whether it is in a corner, against a rear wall, or in free space, then automatically adjusts itself to each new position and optimises performance to always deliver the best sound possible. RoomAdapt is not simply a “loudness” control or bass-cut filter. The technology optimises volume and tone simultaneously, sensing the room through an on-board microphone and calibrating as it is moved.

All four speakers have intelligent playlists and features, and use Dynaudio’s proprietary MSP cone material in their woofers and midrange drivers. The entire range is now available at AV One Showroom (1 Coleman Street, #01-01/10/21/22, The Adelphi, Singapore 179803) and Stereo (68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #04-06, Singapore 238839). For a limited time, each new Music speaker comes nine months of free TIDAL streaming.

3. Attend the #TBLblockparty at Tan Boon Liat Building on November 24 and 25

Tan Boon Liat Building will open its doors once again this November 24 and 25 for the second edition of #TBLblockparty, a weekend celebration of form, function, and festivities! Look forward to mini markets, pop-ups, design talks, workshops, and exclusive deals led by a motley crew of more than 30 showrooms including Journey East, The Providore, Arete Culture, and more.

Tan Boon Liat will also be conducting a building-wide lucky draw where four winners will stand a chance to walk away with $250 worth of cash vouchers. Visitors can simply enter the draw by entering their email addresses.

4. Victoria + Albert releases new "Intelli-waste" bathtub drain

Luxury British bath brand Victoria + Albert is proud to unveil the brand new Kit 36, and a new finish for the Kit 40. With their patented "Intelli-waste" technology, flood protection is now automatic and stylish. It cleverly utilises a magnetic mechanism to negate the need for an unsightly overflow plate, and provides users a peace of mind with genuine flood protection. The bathtub drain is ideal for use in hotels and homes, and is especially appreciated by busy parents with young children.

Following the success of the Kit 40, Victoria + Albert introduces the Kit 36 bathtub drain. Similar to the Kit 40, the Kit 36 works just like a normal “click clack” waste; no separate overflow hole is required. The flood-preventative technology is cleverly concealed below the bath. The new Kit 36 offers a lower fill height whilst utilising the same "Intelli-waste" technology, allowing control of water depth to lower consumption or enabling the installation in shallower bath designs.

Victoria + Albert is also pleased to introduce a new colour finish option of White Metal for the original "Intelli-waste," the Kit 40. This new finish allows homeowners and designers to create a cohesive look when installed with Victoria + Albert’s bathtubs. Similar to the Kit 36, the Kit 40 works just like a normal "click clack" waste; no separate overflow hole is required. The flood-preventative technology is cleverly concealed below the bath.

5. Immersive and free activities to check out at Archifest, running until 10 October

Celebrating Singapore's architecture and the built environment, Archifest returned to include the wider community with a whole host of free programmes and fun activities. Under its new "Design for Life" theme, the festival features a line-up of engaging exhibitions, fun workshops, insightful talks and tours taking place at the festival's Pavilion at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza and 11 other key locations within the city.

Members of the public can participate in a host of new and interactive activities introduced by AkzoNobel, the manufacturer of Dulux paints, including Paint a Tote (10 am to 12 nn daily), Ambiance Art Jamming (12:30 pm to 2:30 pm daily, 5 pm to 8:30 pm daily), Full Sensory Virtual Reality Experience (4 pm to 9 pm daily), and Walls of Connection (10 am to 9 pm daily). All these activities take place at the Archifest Pavilion, Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza.


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