Catch this month’s latest and hottest trends in the interior design world and beyond…
It’s Raining Awards: hansgrohe Rainfinity Wins “Best of Best” in 2019 ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Architecture Competition and “iF DESIGN AWARD 2019”
Double win for hansgrohe: Recently at the Expo Real trade show in Munich, the premium brand of the Hansgrohe Group was honored with the Best of Best distinctions in the 2019 ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Architecture competition. The new Rainfinity family of showers came out winner in the “Product” category. Julia Dold, Product Manager at the Hansgrohe Group and Matthias Oesterle of Phoenix Design accepted the coveted award celebrating the world’s best architectural solutions.Earlier this year on March 15 2019, hansgrohe was also presented with the iF gold award, the highest award for outstanding design, at the iF DESIGN AWARD ceremony in Munich,for the new Rainfinity shower range.
Kitchen Trends: A Report by the Silestone Institute Highlights the New Roles of the Kitchen in the 21st Century
The Silestone Institute presents the report “Global Kitchen: the kitchen, the heart of the home”, a publication that reflects how social changes and the new lifestyles of the 21st century are affecting the design and use of this room. According to the opinions of 23 international experts* and to the results of the surveys conducted on citizens in 9 countries**, the kitchen has turned today into a very versatile room.
The survey conducted on consumers complements the Global Kitchen Report with its assessment of how they use the kitchen and the lifestyles they develop in this space. The Silestone Institute is an international platform driven by the Cosentino Group to research and disseminate knowledge on the kitchen space, both domestic and professional. With “Global Kitchen: The Kitchen, the heart of the home” Cosentino has been awarded with Bronze Stevie Award 2019 for Communications Research in the category of Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year.
Thermo-riffic Cooking: Tefal Reinvents Innovation with NEW Thermo-Signal in Latest Cookware
How do you know when the pan is ready to start cooking? All you need is the all-new Tefal’s Thermo-Signal! Signature to all Tefal non-stick pans, the upgraded “red dot” is inspired by the hourglass design to indicate time and is now easier to recognise with stronger colour contrast. Continuing its tradition of excellence and innovation pursuits, the new range of Tefal cookware features Thermo-Signal, Better Homogeneity, and Durable Titanium Coating that guarantee a superior cooking experience with better cooking results.
The new Tefal cookware is available in a seven-product range that caters to different cooking needs. Each cooking pan carries Tefal’s three-pronged promise of confident cooking (100% safe to use), tasty and healthy cooking, and responsible cooking (>20% recyclable aluminium). Among its star products is the “So Chef” range that is robust and long-lasting, suitable for all hobs including induction. Priced between RM79 and RM279, the Tefal cookware is now available at all major department stores and leading hypermarkets in Malaysia.
Nyonya Style: Melinda Looi Cruise 2020 Ready-to-Wear Collection Evokes Peranakan inspirations
Melinda Looi Cruise 2020 Collection. The style and grace of a heritage past is reflected in this new ready-to-wear collection by Melinda Looi. Inspired by “Peranakan” culture, this collection features characteristics of traditional Baba-Nyonya fashion – where broad-shouldered garments, wide sleeves, V-necks and buttoned-up collars are mostly paired with sarong skirts or wide trousers that define that era. It captures a romantic and nostalgic mood often seen in vintage photos of Peranakan families.
Within the exclusive creations, the designer is bringing you the limited-edition classic Qipaos that are made with beautiful European jacquard, cotton, Thai silk, Italian lace and French lace with embellishments using Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones and Japanese glass beads. Good news for the men! Melinda Looi is also introducing the very first Melinda Looi Homme collection, which is inspired by the Baba’s Sam Fu loose-cut silhouettes, but given a modern twist in the cutting and look.
Travel Made Easy: China’s Biggest e-Travel Community Makes Malaysia its Maiden Southeast Asian ‘Nest’
Mafengwo, which is touted as China’s largest e-travel advisory platform to date, staged a media conference today to highlight its latest localisation strategy codenamed “2020 Mafengwo Go Around Malaysia”. The event ran parallel with a memorandum of understanding (MoU) ceremony between Mafengwo (literally translated as “bee nest”) and its Malaysian business partner, Adfinity Media Sdn Bhd, who will serve as the only local advertising platform for Malaysian businesses that are keen to advertise on Mafengwo’s portal/app. Guest of honour at the event was Mr Chan Hon Mun, Deputy Director of International Promotion Division (Asia/Africa) at the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, while Mafengwo was represented by its Senior Vice President Ms Yu Zhuo and Director of International Partnership, Ms Mona Liu.
In conjunction with the MoU signing ceremony, Mafengwo had also selected six distinguished local merchants comprising restaurants, tourist attractions and accommodation providers as “Mafengwo’s Users’ Top Pick”. Interestingly, the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur was also named as one of Mafengwo’s tourism icon winners by virtue of it receiving high ratings from Mafengwo’s app users, which is a reflection that trendy Chinese millennials love the local culture.
Winning Run: LBS Celebrates Media Fratenity’s Enthusiatic Support At Adrenaline-Charged 9th Media Appreciation Night
Making a dash to the 2019 finish line, award-winning township developer, LBS Bina Group Berhad (LBS), hosted the media fraternity to celebrate the enthusiastic support received over the year. More than 150 members from the media fraternity across the business, news, property and lifestyle sections join in the revelry and excitement at the 9th LBS Media Appreciation Night. In keeping with the sports theme, guests were kept at the edge of their seats in anticipation of the lucky draw prizes, which ranged from Sony digital cameras, Apple iPod, to the extremely well-received, Huawei P30 Pro and iPhone 11.
Sleek Machines: Acer’s ConceptD for Creators Arrives in Malaysia
Acer Malaysia today officially launched ConceptD, a new brand of high-end desktops, laptops, and monitors that are designed with graphic designers, filmmakers, animators, illustrators, architects, developers and other creatives in mind. ConceptD allows creators to immerse themselves in the creative process and express their true potential. ConceptD desktop and laptops come in a gorgeous, timeless design in pure-white or matte-black finishes. Complemented by amber-colored keyboard backlighting, and a clean and thought-out design aesthetic, ConceptD devices let creative professionals focus on the design process. Coming with 3 years on-side warranty, ConceptD CP7271K P and ConceptD CP3271K P will be available in November 2019 at RM6,999 and RM3,399 respectively at Acer authorized online stores and Acer Concept Stores.
Fun-Filled Experience: The LINC KL’s First Anniversary Celebration
On top of the plethora of Instagram-worthy spots to up visitors’ ‘gram game’, The LINC KL is offering them a lot more reasons to pop-by the nature-inspired retail space in light of its first year anniversary celebration. From carnivals, daily redemptions, grand prizes to a captivating new art installation, visitors can expect a rewarding shopping experience when they visit The LINC KL.
A sanctuary of creativity and inspiring art pieces, The LINC KL also unveiled a new art installation to its stable of art creation families, the “Urban Landscape”. The stellar addition is a creation by The LINC KL’s Development Planning & Design Team in collaboration with Media Signs Sdn Bhd, which revolves around people’s lives, their cultural background and values which determine their identity, presented through layers of abstract cutout cityscape graphic to form 3-D effect scenes that depict the vibrancy of modern city life with the reminiscence of the past.