1 Looks good, sounds good
Old school boombox design meets new technology in this cool, sustainable MP3 sound system. Designed by the Berlin-based designer and illustrator, Axel Pfaender, the Berlin Boombox is made from heavy corrugated cardboard and features a digital 2x5 watts amplifier and hi-fi speakers. It comes in a kit, so you can have lots of fun assembling it yourself.
• Berlin Boombox, Dh335, The Change Initiative, Barsha, Dubai
2 Highly evolved taste
Get your books in order with the quirky Evolution Bookends. They’ll act as a gentle visual reminder that reading is fundamental to our civilised state, while injecting a touch of quirkiness onto the shelves of your bookcase.
• Evolution Bookends, Dh194.51, www.wamli.com
3 Soft and sophisticated
Add some classic British charm to your space with the Jeeves Gentleman Scatter cushion. Offering a playful monochrome take on traditional silhouettes, this scatter cushion will spruce up even the tiredest-looking sofa.
• Jeeves Gentleman Scatter Cushion, Dh230, www.made.com
4 Time for tea
We love this cutesy side table from O’de Rose, with its soft pastel palette, intricate avian illustrations and pictures of pretty teapots.
• Price on request, O’de Rose, Al Wasl Road, Dubai
5 Spic, span and glam
Make doing the chores that little bit more enjoyable with this Watercolour Lobby Set from Harvest Home. The glammed-up set proves that a bit of colour can bring even the drabbest of cleaning products to life — and you won’t even have to hide it away when people come to visit.
• Watercolour Lobby Set, Dh148, Harvest Home, Jumeirah Centre, Dubai