It’s finally Friday, and while America is thick into Thanksgiving season, us in Asia are revelling in the current Black Friday and upcoming Cyber Monday sales. If you haven’t yet decided to empty your bank account in the name of this hectic weekend, we applaud you for your self-restraint. There are other things about the week to focus on beyond buying into the pre-holiday commerce machine, and we’ve taken the liberty to recap these for you below. Read on for Lifestyle Asia’s best stories of the week.

Gear

The HRE3D+.

California-based HRE Wheels have designed the HRE3D+, a set of 3D-printed titanium wheels that will alter the motoring industry from now on. Click here to find out more about this exciting innovation.

Drinks

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Morus LXIV gin.

The folks behind England’s Jam Jar Gin company have created Morus LXIV, a S$7,050 spirit that took two years to craft — no small thanks to the fact that one botanical within is sourced by hand from an ancient mulberry tree. Click here to read about this new expression.

Travel

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Rooms of Rome.

Alda Fendi, a member of the clan that has founded the luxury fashion house of the same name, has ventured to create her latest architectural project, The Rooms of Rome. The conceptual space will house 24 industrial-style serviced apartments designed by acclaimed architect Jean Nouvel. Look into, and perhaps book a stay at this hot new address here.

Culture

Olafur Eliasson.

The National Gallery has teamed up with the ArtScience Museum for its most ambitious exhibition yet — a five-month-long showcase that brings together 150 artists that each explore their own take on minimalism. Check out the highlights of the show here.

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Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.