The hot list: retro-looking treasures for the home

There’s no home that won’t benefit from a little pop of vintage cool. Check out these retro-looking treasures.


1 Get the memo

However menial the message, the Cassette Tape Memo Board will make organising that little bit more fun. It’s made from glass that’s super-easy to wipe clean and comes with prefixed wall hooks, a marker and rubber, so all you have to do is get scribbling.

Cassette Tape Memo Board, Dh126, The Contemporary Home,


2 The writing’s on the wall

Why not hang this vintage metal sign in your kitchen — it should lift your spirits every time you look at it. Measuring 40 centimetres by 30cm, it reminds us of those 1950s-style advertisements that you’d come across in American gas stations and diners.

Vintage metal sign, Dh69, The Contemporary Home,


3 Bright light

The perky Diana table lamp will brighten up a tired-looking bedroom or office space quick-sharp. A brass body is topped with a bright-yellow aluminium lampshade, with an adjustable arm that can be easily manoeuvred for maximum reading comfort.

Diana table lamp, price on request, Delightfull,


4 Pile them high

The Babalou Drawer Tower is a stylish way of hiding away all those bits and bobs that you don’t know what to do with. The six drawers are crafted from mango wood and finished in various eye-catching shades. You can choose each drawer individually and mix and match colours, then arrange them in any order and at any angle you like.

Babalou Drawer Tower, Dh2,499 (a 25 per cent discount is available during DSS), ID Design, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre


5 A new spin on dinner

Old-school-vinyl fans will love these record placemats from The Design Shop by S*uce. We love the sprightly colour scheme, not to mention the track names emblazoned across the front of the record — “Fork to the Left” and “Knife to the Right”, which will, at the very least, help to eliminate any table setting faux pas.

Record placemats, Dh105 (for two), The Design Shop by S*uce, Wasl Square, Dubai

Published: August 6, 2015 04:00 AM


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