The Garinée lamp, (Dh4,459),
The Garinée lamp, (Dh4,459),

Wish List: The Garinée lamp is classic yet trendy

The shade may catch your eye but the base is truly spectacular. The Garinée lamp is produced by Cub-ar, a French company that creates products out of Armenian obsidian, a precious stone formed when volcanic lava of the felsic variety cools rapidly. The stone is dark and full of depth but also, somewhat paradoxically, transparent.

Cub-ar's collections are designed in France but the stone is cut and polished in Armenia by skilled artisans in a process that involves slicing it with a diamond-blade saw, smoothing it down and then polishing it off. The stone is then coupled with materials such as wood and metal to create stunning items for the home. The natural patterning and transparency of the obsidian makes every piece in the Cub-ar portfolio unique.

The Garinée base stands at 25cm tall, and combines obsidian in striped translucent black and iridescent brown. This is coupled with a neon green lampshade that is blindingly on trend. The mixing of a colour that is bright, flirty and unashamedly trendy with a material that is sleek, sophisticated and millions of years old makes for stunning contrast.

Cub-ar products are distributed in the UAE by Faubourg Design;; 050 37 39 182. The Garinée lamp retails for €850 (Dh4,459).

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Tailors and retailers miss out on back-to-school rush

Tailors and retailers across the city said it was an ominous start to what is usually a busy season for sales.
With many parents opting to continue home learning for their children, the usual rush to buy school uniforms was muted this year.
“So far we have taken about 70 to 80 orders for items like shirts and trousers,” said Vikram Attrai, manager at Stallion Bespoke Tailors in Dubai.
“Last year in the same period we had about 200 orders and lots of demand.
“We custom fit uniform pieces and use materials such as cotton, wool and cashmere.
“Depending on size, a white shirt with logo is priced at about Dh100 to Dh150 and shorts, trousers, skirts and dresses cost between Dh150 to Dh250 a piece.”

A spokesman for Threads, a uniform shop based in Times Square Centre Dubai, said customer footfall had slowed down dramatically over the past few months.

“Now parents have the option to keep children doing online learning they don’t need uniforms so it has quietened down.”


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Getting there

The flights

Flydubai operates up to seven flights a week to Helsinki. Return fares to Helsinki from Dubai start from Dh1,545 in Economy and Dh7,560 in Business Class.

The stay

Golden Crown Igloos in Levi offer stays from Dh1,215 per person per night for a superior igloo; 

Panorama Hotel in Levi is conveniently located at the top of Levi fell, a short walk from the gondola. Stays start from Dh292 per night based on two people sharing; www.

Arctic Treehouse Hotel in Rovaniemi offers stays from Dh1,379 per night based on two people sharing;