This week’s highlights: The Ritz-Carlton’s new wing, the latest iMacs and termites as architectural inspiration
Guilt-free yachting for the modern sailor
Why you should care: Here’s a yacht that’s fit for the times. Meet the Corellian 110, complete with a hydrogen fuel cell system and electric propulsion. In other words, it promises sailing with minimal environmental cost. Even better is that the yacht looks just as cool, with almost 186sqm of exterior space.
Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia’s New East Wing
Why you should care: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore has revealed its brand new East Wing, which now includes a library reception in addition to the lounge and bar. Designed by New York-based Tonychi studio, it exudes a cosy elegance of a private residence. Browse the library stacked with a diverse array of literature (real books – very Gatsby). And if that’s not your speed, go to Republic Bar with cocktails and dining, done in collaboration with Proof & Company.
The best tasting Triptych yet
Why you should care: Introducing the Brora Triptych, launching in celebration of the re-opening of the Brora Distillery. The three-piece whisky set showcases Brora’s three signature styles, each selected by Master Blender Dr Craig Wilson himself. Comprising Elusive Legacy, Age of Peat and Timeless Original, the capsule showcases Brora’s impressive legacy and heritage. It’ll be available from mid-May onwards, and will retail at S$49,000.
Award-winning Mirazur will be coming to Singapore’s Mandala Club
Why you should care: You don’t have to travel to France to try a three Michelin-star French restaurant. Mirazur, the brainchild of chef Mauro Colagreco, is coming to Singapore, taking over KIN and Clan Café at Mandala Club (previously known as Straits Clan). Look forward to the signature Lunar Menus similar to the ones served in Menton, France. The menu pays keen attention to the relationship between flora and fauna, creating dishes with produce at its best (according to the lunar cycle). Menus start from 14 May 2021. Make reservations here.
Who knew termites could inspire?
Why you should care: Startup Lions Assets Kenya (SLAK) is a school in Kenya and a tertiary education facility that provides IT knowledge to the youth of Kenya. Kéré is also the architectural mastermind behind the building, inspired by termite mounds, providing good ventilation and temperature management. The hope was to deal with Turkana’s very hot and harsh climate. Stylistically, it also blends nicely into the natural environment. Termites – go figure.
iMacs now come in your favourite colour
Why you should care: Apple has created a new line of iMacs and we’re all for it. It might seem like a surface level reboot: seven fun and fresh colours to choose from. But even cooler is its new specs – the highlight of which is the M1 chip. The effect is an incredibly responsive and efficient iMac regardless of the project you’re working on. Say goodbye to the bulky thermal system too, now replaced by two quiet fans. Also look forward to a bigger screen, more defined images and a better built-in camera (so you’ll look great on FaceTime too).
Itching to travel?
Why you should care: Everyone’s jittery about returning to the pre-COVID world of travelling and sight-seeing. And with Google Arts & Culture, you now can – all from the comfort of your abode. Tour some of the world’s most famous attractions, all of which have been newly added by Google. These UNESCO World Heritage sites range from the Colosseum to Simien Mountains National Park in Ethiopia. While it’s not the same as traditional sightseeing, we’ll take what we can get.
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