5 Things You Should Know This Week: 14 August 2017

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

Updated on August 14, 2017 8:08 am

Cromly Editor

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1. You still have a chance to win a Zwiesel Loom Vase!

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Think your home needs a little updating? A stylish vase that can carry colourful and vibrant blooms can just be the item you need in your home right now! You can have one for free when you win a Zwiesel Loom Vase from our Cromly Giveaway, running until this Sunday, 20 August. Visit our Facebook page for more details on how to win.

2. Singapore Night Festival 2017

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Photos courtesy of Singapore Night Festival

From 18 August to 26 August 2017, you have yet another reason to celebrate the weekends as the Singapore Night Festival is back! The annual street festival, held in the Bras Basah and Bugis Precinct, is celebrating 10 magical years in 2017. Festival goers can expect a stellar line-up, including a strong showing by local artists that have anchored past editions. The Festival kicks off on 18 August with the annual Night Lights, its enthralling showcase of light art installations. It culminates in three evenings of revelry on 24, 25, and 26 August—featuring world-class artists, roving acts and exciting performances, all adding their own magic to a celebration of the Festival’s 10th edition. To mark the special occasion, SNF 2017 welcomes back 10 local artists and artist groups who have grown with the festival over the years.

Check out the list of performers and exciting events by visiting this page.

3. Hotel Suppliers Show 2017 announces 5 hotel design trends

The Hotel Suppliers Show 2017

The Hotel Suppliers Show 2017, the biggest hospitality trade fair in the Philippines, will take place at the SMX Convention Centre in Manila from 21 to 23 September. The annual exhibition provides network opportunities for leading manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers to meet buyers and distributors in the Philippines’ growing market of hotels, restaurants, and resorts. Now in its 8th year, the Hotel Supplier Show provides an insight into emerging hospitality trends and changing industry standards.

In preparation for the three-day exhibition, the Hotel Suppliers Show presents the top five hospitality design trends that will shape the hotel industry in the near future. These are Rethinking the Hotel Guest Room, Evolution of the Lobby, Focus on Sustainability and Energy Conservation, Smart Hotels, and Upgraded Wellness.

4. ezbuy’s 1,000 Friends Deal a success

ezbuy, the world’s first and largest global marketplace, is pleased to report the rapid success of the 1,000 Friends Deal. Close to 4,000 ezbuy fans and their friends shared the deal via social media channels including Facebook, digital public forums, and smartphone chat apps like WhatsApp and Telegram. ezbuy’s 1,000 Kirei Kirei Handwash Bundle Special Friends Deal was launched at 7pm on 3 August 2017 and one hour and 23 minutes later, the social media shopping deal closed when the item sold out. The greatly reduced pricing for the bundled $1 Kirei Kirei item was made possible via an exclusive partnership with local seller Onemart.sg.

ezbuy recently made Singapore ecommerce history with the launch of Friends Deal – Singapore’s first and only social shopping channel. Friends Deal is secured when consumers seek like-minded friends keen on purchasing the same item. When the requisite number of people has made upfront payments in full, the product in question is secured. Consumers can choose to pick-up in person for free at any of ezbuy’s 277 physical self-collection points all over Singapore, or have goods delivered to their homes at a small home delivery fee top-up, upon checkout.

5. Must-See: Glass Jellyfish Sculptures with Tentacles

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Italian artist Daniela Forti’s ongoing series of luminous glass jellyfish sculptures is showstopping. According to My Modern Met, “Each table-like piece captures the graceful fluidity and floating nature of the aquatic animals. Unlike the 4-legged construction of a traditional table, Forti's jellyfish sculptures employ a network of tangled tentacles as structural support. Seemingly dripping from the surface of the table, these tentacles elegantly combine everyday function with experimental art—a key aspect of Forti's practice.” See more of these beautiful works of art here.

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Cover photo courtesy of Singapore Night Festival


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