5 Things You Should Know This Week: 03 August 2015

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

Updated on June 12, 2017 11:06 am

Camille Besinga


1. SG50: Cromly takes you on a journey to the past. Cromly pays tribute to the Singaporean home with this website revisiting the interiors of the Singapore homes of the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '00s. Expect nostalgia and even pining for good ole' simpler days! We're also throwing a contest where you can win vintage furniture pieces from our partners Nona Singapura Vintage Art Deco, Nook and Cranny, Retro Colony, and The Heritage Shop, so read on and enjoy! You can also read our stories on Singaporeans looking back at their childhood homes. Happy birthday, Singapore!

2. Check out this job placement programme for designers.
Are you a furniture designer looking for a job, or a design company looking for designers? Join this new programme created by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) called “Project Creation,” where they help place individuals seeking a career in Singapore’s vibrant furniture industry. Click this link for the full details.

3. Trump Ikea furniture with these designs. If you’ve ever had clients reject your proposals in favour of Ikea furniture, then you’ll know what the designers from multi-disciplinary studio AMOO feels. Instead of trashing their proposal, they rethought their approach by creating interlinking stone-slab furniture that they feel clients would choose over Ikea products.

4. House Goals: Renovate an old building into a spacious home. Many homeowners living in cities with a history have resorted to retrofitting old structures to become habitable. Like, for example, this 100-year-old switching station in Chicago, where a chef and her husband now live in. They respected its industrial past by using raw materials, but have made it a truly beautiful and liveable space.

5. Next time you’re visiting Malaysia, check this place out. Situated in the heart of Georgetown Penang, one of 5 Malaysian UNESCO world heritage sites, Loke Thye Kee Residences was designed with its rich heritage in mind, and specifically its 100-year-old restaurant, neighbor, and namesake, Loke Thye Kee Restaurant. It espouses modern industrial style with a hint of pre-war shophouse character.

Got any interior design or furniture news to share? Email us at hello@cromly.com!

Cover illustration by CH Thyng


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