5 Things You Should Know This Week: 9 March 2016

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

Updated on June 13, 2017 8:06 am

Jerni Camposano


1. SingaPlural 2016 ongoing till 13 March at 99 Beach Road. Now on its fifth edition, SingaPlural features 71 design installations from the various creative fields including furniture and interior design. With the theme "Senses: The Art and Science of Experiences", the week-long event shows how design can touch daily lives and bring added value to businesses. The installations—from collaborations between designers and Singapore companies to works of students from Singapore's leading design institutions—aim to awaken the senses of visitors. Cromly is a proud media partner of the SingaPlural 2016.

Check out some of the noteworthy installations from this year's SingaPlural:

The Fish Tank by Evangelione

I Feel The Clouds Singing by Studio Asobi

A Blend of Senses by Shibui Furniture Collective

Aurora by Andrew Loh, Tan Sock Fong, and Lindis Chia

Project X presents Weekend Worker

The Emmartee art installation at the A Good Citizen booth

2. Sony introduces HDR and BRAVIA LCD TV line. Designed to deliver a greater brightness range and higher contrast, the new 4K High Dynamic Range TV line makes the best use of 4K HDR content with its unique backlighting technologies in a slim design. Sony’s new Slim Backlight Drive™ technology with a new grid-array backlighting structure further allows X-tended Dynamic Range™ PRO technology to boost peak brightness and black levels more precisely and enhance contrast levels, while maintaining a slim form factor. Sony’s 4K HDR TV series also runs on Android TV™ with Sony’s exclusive user interface.

The S85D Series (55” and 65” Class models) 4K HDR TV features a curved screen to provide the perfect blend of immersion and comfort with clean rear design and clean cable management for table top mount.

The latest LCD TV series, on the other hand, incorporates Clear Phase audio technology for pure and natural audio. It also connects to a wide range of Internet video services, such as YouTube and Netflix, by using built-in Wi-Fi®. Photo Sharing Plus makes it possible for up to 10 users to share photos and music from their smartphone or tablet wirelessly on the big screen.

The W75D Series (43” and 49” Class models) Full HD LCD TV

3. Maison&Objet Asia returns to Singapore. Featuring high-end interior design concepts and solutions for the Asia Pacific community, Maison&Objet Asia returns to Singapore for its third edition. It will run until 11 March at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center. An intelligent reflection of the ever-growing industry trends of the region, this show captures the spirit of a global hub where property developers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, interior designers, and architects might gain deeper insight into the latest market developments in the region through a valuable and extensive network.

The Design Award Ceremony featuring Designer of the Year Andre Fu with the six 2016 Rising Asian Talents from Australia, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Singapore. Photo courtesy of Maison & Objet Facebook page

4. Ariston promo offers a chance to drive a Lamborghini. Homeowners who purchase the latest Ariston ANDRIS LUX electric storage water heater between 28 February until 31 March 2016 will stand a chance to drive a Lamborghini. ANDRIS LUX electric storage water heater is made in Italy, with the highest safety grade recognized by most international safety standards. It's equipped with the latest water and energy saving features. Just submit your warranty card and proof of purchase to Ariston Thermo office by 15 April.

Ariston ANDRIS LUX electric storage water heater

5. Poll: 79 percent of young couples will consider living in a smart executive condo. Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group Pte Ltd conducted a poll among 100 respondents between 20 to 40 years old in a bid to find out more about the attitudes of young couples in Singapore toward smart living. Results of the poll revealed that 79 percent of young couples in Singapore will consider living in an executive condominium (EC) enabled with smart technologies—63 percent are willing to pay $30,000 to $40,000 to furnish their home with smart technologies, including security features, electronics and appliances, and furniture. Qingjian is slated to launch Singapore’s first Smart EC, The Visionaire, in Sembawang in April.

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Cover photo by Jerni Camposano


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