5 Things You Should Know This Week: 06 March 2017

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

Updated on June 30, 2017 11:06 am

Cromly Editor


1. Wacom introduces the Bamboo Slate and Bamboo Folio smartpads. Whether you need a work buddy at home or you want a handy tool on which your kids can doodle on, the Bamboo Folio and Bamboo Slate can deliver. The Bamboo Slate is a slim smartpad that comes in a small ($199) and large ($229) format. Meanwhile, the Bamboo Folio ($299) features an integrated cover with extra slots for business cards and other documents. It is designed to keep notes safe and ideas organized and comes in a large (A4 / letter) format.

The smartpads are based on Wacom’s Electro Magnetic Resonance pen technology and make use of WILL™, Wacom’s digital ink. “The challenge of paper is that it’s final and difficult to share,” explains Mike Gay, Senior Vice President for Wacom’s Consumer Business Unit. “But in Wacom’s Inkspace, those handwritten notes are now living digitally, so users can edit their handwriting to shape their ideas and share them.” The Wacom Inkspace app works on any Bluetooth enabled iOS or Android™ smartphone and tablet and offers all the advantages of working digitally, including easy editing, organizing, and sharing.

2. Cosentino invests $22 million in new facility in Singapore. Come July 2017, Cosentino’s new upcoming 35,000-sq-ft facility at 22 Gul Avenue will be opened and is expected to contribute to sales growth and provide the best stone supplier service in the region. The company recognises the need to commit to continuing the growth in the Singapore market while at the same time provide support to Malaysia and Indonesia.

“Cosentino recognises the immense potential in Singapore and the region and we are excited to commit to continuing our growth and development here. The investment in the new Cosentino facility here in Singapore is highly strategic and in line with our company’s direction. We are ecstatic about the new facility and are looking forward to what’s in store for us in 2017,” says Ross Cameron, Asia Director.

3. Spend time with the family at AYANA Resort and Spa BALI and RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA. No plans yet for the upcoming March school holidays? What about treating the whole family to a wonderful vacation at a luxurious award-winning resort in southern Bali? AYANA Resort and Spa BALI and RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA resorts are offering 50% off your second room booking with the promo code FAMILY*. The resort overlooks Jimbaran’s celebrated sunset coast, houses 12 swimming pools (your kids will surely have a splashin’ good time!), award-winning spas, the world-famous Rock Bar, and offers activities for the whole family (read: cooking classes). Reservations can be made through the hotel at booking@rimbajimbaran.com. Find out more about this promo here and here.

4. IKEA’s March sales promotions. There are already endless reasons to visit the IKEA stores in Alexandra and Tampines. Here’s another one: Singapore’s Swedest Sale is back! From 2 to 19 March, IKEA will be offering great deals on some of our fave products. Shop for sofas, bookcases, and TV benches at discounted prices. Visit this link for more information.

FINTORP wire basket with handle, $6.90 (U.P. $12.90)

Kids Eat Free. Choice of chicken nuggets, meatballs or tomato pasta. Terms & conditions apply.

5. B&O Play unveils the Beolit 17. Beolit 17 is designed by award-winning Cecilie Manz and the details speak the same design language as Beolit 12 (2012) and Beolit 15 (2015) to put a distinct cool Scandinavian style into any home. The top and the bottom of Beolit 17 is made of a robust polymer that can withstand the rigors of everyday life, and with up to 24-hours of portable performance, you can easily take the speaker with you anywhere. The grill wrapped around the speaker is made of anodized pearl-blasted aluminum and the handle, designed for portability, is crafted from premium grain leather. On the top of Beolit 17 is a non-slip and scratch safe tray, where you can safely place your smartphone. It is available in Natural and Stone Grey and retails at $749.

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Cover photo courtesy of AYANA Resort and Spa BALI and RIMBA Jimbaran BALI by AYANA


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