1 French inspiration
The latest launch from luxury carpet brand Hossein Rezvani was inspired by the French Aubusson. Rezvani has long been interested in the flat-woven wool Aubusson carpets, which were a favourite of the elite in 17th- and 18th-century France. Just as he did with his Persia Reinvented collection, Rezvani has given the traditional style a modern makeover. The end result is Frenchie Twist, which is made in Isfahan and has 400,000 knots per square metre.
Frenchie Twist, Dh7,250 per square metre, www.hosseinrezvani.com
2 Simply does it
The award-winning Garlic Twist is simple but ingenious. The multipurpose food mincer can be used for anything, from ginger, garlic and onions to herbs, nuts and olives. The Garlic Twist comes in clear, green and purple versions and with a simple, cross-cutting, blade-free design. It is also easy and safe to use and clean.
Dh85, Tavola stores Dubai
3 Par for the course
The Chelsea College of Art and Design is to run another series of short interior design courses in Dubai this October. In addition to all the old favourites, the college has launched a number of courses, including Colour for Interior Design, Exploring Materials for Interiors, Introduction to Furniture Design and Soft Furnishings. Tutors will also be available for private consultancy sessions.
For details, visit www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk
4 Arabian style
Legle porcelain products are now available from Dubai's Faubourg Design. The Legle line is created by the Limoges family, who have been mastering the art of porcelain production for more than a century and have developed new and original methods of applying coloured enamel to porcelain products. We love the soft pastel tones of this Café Arabe coffee set.
Dh970, Faubourg Design, Dubai, www.faubourgdesign.com
5 Cooking up a storm
Carpe Diem is offering up to 50 per cent off on selected Grange modular units and La Cornue cookers. La Cornue's exclusive range includes the Chateau and Cornuchef cookers, which are handcrafted and made to order using quality materials such as cast iron, steel, solid brass, nickel and enamel. CornuFe is the brand's more accessible range but still prides itself on quality craftsmanship and unparallelled functionality. Sale on while stocks last.
Carpe Diem, Villa 145A, Jumeirah Beach Road