x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Introduce a touch of whimsy into your home with these fun finds.

Bookends. Courtesy of Wamli
Bookends. Courtesy of Wamli

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

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