1 Fun and games
Since its launch in December, Wamli.com has fast become one of our go-to sites for fun items for the home. The Dubai-based "geek-chic" webshop features a wealth of unusual items, from dog-shaped lamps and megaphone-inspired iPod docking stations to colourful cameras, witty wallstickers and quirky prints. If you haven't visited yet, do so immediately.
• Stay Hungry Stay Foolish print, Dh477.10, www.wamli.com
2 Monochrome magic
There's nothing more eye-catching than a classic combination of black and white. A monochrome palette is also dead easy to work with, so why not start with this statement chair from United Furniture and take it from there?
• Dh2,450, United Furniture, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai and Al Qasimia Street, Sharjah
3 Literary journeys
These stylish Literary Transport Mugs from The Contemporary Home feature the titles of classic novels in the style of traditional bus blinds. We love the premise: a good book is like a bus - it can transport you to a completely different place. There are 12 book titles, in a range of vibrant colours, to choose from.
• Literary Transport Mugs, Dh59, www.tch.net
4 A table for all occasions
Designed by British designer Lee West for Ligne Roset, the Glacon occasional table would look great at the end of any sofa. Made from enamelled earthenware, the table's soft, simple lines and metallic hues make it a firm favourite.
• Glacon, Dh3,850, Ligne Roset, Sheikh Zayed Road, Aati, Za'abeel Road and Bloomingdale's Home, Dubai
5 Light fantastic
A contemporary reinterpretation of a classic Baroque chandelier, Rockoco is made from transparent polycarbonate playfully interlaced with red wiring. The coolest thing about it is that it can be hung outdoors, so use it to bring much-needed drama to a drab balcony.
• Rockoco, Dh2,799, www.filini.com