5 Things You Should Know This Week: 27 June 2016

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

Updated on June 21, 2017 8:06 am

Jerni Camposano


1. LG OLED TV's global contest offers all-expenses paid trip to Iceland. In its desire to make the Northern Lights visible to audiences around the world in the most unique way through its cutting-edge HDR-enabled 4K OLED TVs, LG Electronics is presenting the OLED Aurora Borealis in an event in Reykjavik, Iceland featuring an Icelandic band concert on July 20 and a four-month photo exhibit featuring the beauty of Iceland on its OLED TVs. LG, courtesy of its headquarters in Korea, is holding a global contest where participants stand a chance to win tickets to the concert as well as a travel package to Reykjavik. Find out more about competition details here.

2. Cado launches latest line of air purifiers that can remove 99.99% of bacteria in just 20 minutes. Leading product distributor Massmark International unveiled cado's new line of air purifiers that has self-renewing filter. The filter is also long-lasting since the products use photocatalysis technology. The three new products exhibit extensive cleaning performance via three-stage power filtration that absorbs and breaks down harmful substances as well as suppresses the breeding of pollutants and harmful elements in the air.

3. IKEA collection featuring Indonesian and Vietnamese crafts. Furniture and home accessories that feature rattan, bamboo, natural elements, and batik prints inspired by traditional crafts in Indonesia and Vietnam will soon be available in IKEA via its Jassa collection, which is a collaboration between the Swedish furniture brand and Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek. Pieces include pendant lights, baskets, chairs, and textiles, among others. The collection will be launched on March 2017.


4. Miniature Star Wars planters for air plants. Now, you can marry your love for Star Wars and gardening with these mini versions of the Millennium Falcon and Death Star that can serve as vessels for your air plants! Designed by Redwood Stoneworks, they are made of plaster cast from molds. It's the perfect way to add an intergalactic vibe to your living room, home office, or entryway!


5. Modern apartment in Ukraine features silvery swirling slide. The special feature of this Kharkiv apartment is surely one that guests will keep talking about! Right in the middle of this home is a swirling slide that beautifully complements the contemporary decors in restrained colour scheme. According to dorknob, "the slide starts just outside the new home office on the second floor, zooms past the green wall and around a corner to deliver guests directly to the living room." Such a fun home!


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