Rice Ceramic Cereal Bowl, Dh59. Courtesy of Indigo Living
Rice Ceramic Cereal Bowl, Dh59. Courtesy of Indigo Living

The hot list: Sunny delight

Yellow can bring a bright summery vibe into your space. But use sparingly – a couple of simple accent pieces should do the trick.

1 A unique finish

This ceramic cereal bowl is from Indigo Living’s Rice Collection, a colourful tabletop range that’s hand-dipped and dyed with slight changes in oven temperature during the firing and dying process, ensuring that each piece is entirely unique. Those slight variations make us love it all the more.

• Rice Ceramic Cereal Bowl, Dh59, Indigo Living

2 Throwing down

The Huxton throw from Kas Australia’s new autumn 2014 collection will immediately brighten up a tired-looking sofa or armchair. The throw also comes in a white and hot pink version if you feel like mixing and matching.

• Huxton Throw, Dh349, Kas Australia Dubai, The Dubai Mall, Mirdif City Centre and Mercato Mall, Dubai

3 A cushy deal

This pale yellow Thomas Paul Geo Maize Cushion will make a real pop when set against a neutral sofa. The 100-per-cent-cotton cover is also reversible.

• Thomas Paul Geo Maize Cushion Cover, Dh277, Indigo Living, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

4 Covering up

Often, with yellow, less is more, as these bed covers from Zara Home prove. Dainty yellow mimosa flowers are set against a stark white background for a look that feels fresh and feminine.

• Mimosa Print Bed Linen Set, from Dh285 for the duvet cover, Zara Home stores nationwide

5 Mellow yellow

If the blinding hues of brighter yellows are a bit much for you, try a more muted approach. The rustic-style Fat Aporto Vase from Australian brand Two Girls and a Container is a perfect example and will look fabulous wherever you choose to put it.

• Fat Aporto Vase, Dh257, www.twogirlsandacontainer.com.au

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Creators: Mohammed Amer, Ramy Youssef

Stars: Mohammed Amer, Teresa Ruiz, Omar Elba

Rating: 4/5

$1,000 award for 1,000 days on madrasa portal

Daily cash awards of $1,000 dollars will sweeten the Madrasa e-learning project by tempting more pupils to an education portal to deepen their understanding of math and sciences.

School children are required to watch an educational video each day and answer a question related to it. They then enter into a raffle draw for the $1,000 prize.

“We are targeting everyone who wants to learn. This will be $1,000 for 1,000 days so there will be a winner every day for 1,000 days,” said Sara Al Nuaimi, project manager of the Madrasa e-learning platform that was launched on Tuesday by the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, to reach Arab pupils from kindergarten to grade 12 with educational videos.  

“The objective of the Madrasa is to become the number one reference for all Arab students in the world. The 5,000 videos we have online is just the beginning, we have big ambitions. Today in the Arab world there are 50 million students. We want to reach everyone who is willing to learn.”

Voy! Voy! Voy!

Director: Omar Hilal
Stars: Muhammad Farrag, Bayoumi Fouad, Nelly Karim
Rating: 4/5

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Starring: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Madan, Paresh Rawal

Rating: 2/5

Five films to watch

Castle in the Sky (1986)

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Only Yesterday (1991)

Pom Poki (1994)

The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)

Director: Nag Ashwin

Starring: Prabhas, Saswata Chatterjee, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Shobhana

Rating: ★★★★

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