1 East meets west
We love the Hybrid collection by the Italian brand Seletti. Each piece in the collection of porcelain bowls, mugs and plates looks like it has been constructed out of two very distinct and very different halves, one from the east and one from the west, making for a pretty, culturally diverse table setting.
Price on request, S*uce Gifts, Al Wasl Square, Dubai
2 Chop and Change
These handcrafted cork chopping boards from The Change Initiative are naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and anti-fungal. They are also thin and lightweight, with softly rounded edges, and absorb minimal moisture, which prevents warping and swelling.
Dh129, The Change Initiative, Al Barsha, Dubai
We can think of no better place to store your knives than in these shark jaws by the Thai brand Propaganda, which are on sale now at Wamli.com. It'll save you rummaging through your drawer and doing yourself an injury.
4 Tea towel tips
The quickest and cheapest way to spruce up a kitchen is to invest in some colourful tea towels and then put them on display for all to see. We'd recommend the Birdy range from Magpie, with its muted colours and cute, child-like illustrations.
Dh68 for a pack of two, www. magpieline.com
5 Salad ways
Black + Blum's leafy salad servers stand upright in their own little pot, which can also be used to mix and serve salad dressing. Otherwise, keep them propped up in your salad bowl - they'll look like they are sprouting out of your bed of greens.
Salad Plant, Dh129, D. Tales, DIFC and www.design-tales.com
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