5 Things You Should Know This Week: 30 May 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. Haus of EGG3's East Coast outlet offers amazing GSS discounts. Looking into furnishing your home with stylish and functional decors? Get them at Haus of EGG3 at discounted prices! From 2 to 5 June, the store's outlet on 164 East Coast Road will be offering a storewide discount of 15% with additional 10% off for EGG3's VIP members. Also, with a minimum spend of $500, you get a free home floor plan consultation with top home stylist, Mike Tan.

But wait, there's more! Cromly readers get freebies and additional 10% off! Just say the password [10MORE] to the staff upon payment at the counter. Find more details on the Haus of EGG3's amazing GSS deals in this Facebook event page.

High stool at 50% off (U.P. $390)

Round ottoman at 50% off (U.P. $490)

Vases at 30% off

Kimono stool at 50% off (U.P. $550)

Planters at 50% off (U.P. $180)

2. Corningware launches Retroflam cookware. Kitchenware company Corningware introduced a new addition to its family: the Retroflam cookware range that promises effective, healthy, non-chemical emission, and hassle-free nonstick functionalities during cooking. The cookware is made in Korea from cast aluminium, black titanium, and sparkling pearl ceramic coating. Its specially designed radiating grooves on the base allow for even distribution of heat, hence food is evenly cooked. The range—which includes wok, sauce pan, casserole pot, and fry pan in red ruby and green emerald—is any home chef's must-have tool for modern cooking.

The Retroflam cookware range. Photo by David Loh

3. HotLotz is changing the live auction scene in Singapore. Hotlotz is Singapore's first auction house of art, interiors, and collectibles sourced locally and from overseas. Young couples who are busy decorating their homes as well as other homeowners planning to shake things up in their spaces will find a myriad of contemporary, vintage, and antique statement pieces from Hotlotz. Its online auction platform boasts of a comprehensive catalogue, allowing bidders to place an online bid while on the go. Meanwhile, its newly refurbished salesroom in Tiong Bahru has begun weekly Saturday morning auctions. Hotlotz will host its very first "Latelotz" auction on 22 June, featuring mid-century art glass.

4. Sony's new Home Cinema System. Oh, the joy of bringing movies to life right in the comforts of your own home! The new HT-RT3 5.1ch surround Sound Bar system from Sony elevates your home cinema experience.Thanks to its amazing 600W of power through a slim and stylish Sound Bar as well as dedicated subwoofer and rear speakers, you can expect a deep and real surround system with loud and strong bass as you watch your fave flick.

The HT-RT3 5.1ch surround Sound Bar system will be available in all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers starting July 2016 at $599.

5. Jenga-like workspace inside a barn in Belgium. Home office design ideas, anyone? Jenga fans will surely fall in love with the stacked beams in this converted barn in West Flanders. Studio Farris Architects has created an office from the staircase made of stacked timber beams. The result: a space that looks like a giant version of the favourite wooden game!


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