x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Six of the Best: Bookends

Make a feature of your paperbacks with bookends that are good enough to write home about.

Handmade up-cycled vinyl record bookends. Courtesy of Ellie Ellie
Handmade up-cycled vinyl record bookends. Courtesy of Ellie Ellie

Need help propping up your paperbacks? Make a feature of them with bookends to write home about.

Sound investment

Ellie Ellie (motto: re-cycle, re-design, re-love) is a website specialising in upcycled products, including these bookends made from old seven-inch singles. For bigger volumes, there's also a version using albums. £14.50 (Dh84) each plus shipping, www.ellieellie.co.uk

Props to you

To bring your bookshelf to a witty end, check out Hunkydory Home's range of screen-themed bookends. It also includes "Fin" and "That's All Folks". £19.95 (Dh114) each, plus shipping, www.hunkydoryhome.co.uk

Big read

Heavy tomes require a lofty prop such as this rather grand and weighty bookend with a suitably majestic design. Dh145 each, Zara Home stores nationwide

Words and pictures

For little would-be readers, we love these double-faced painted wooden zoo bookends from Zara Home, part of their latest range of nursery accessories. Dh40 each, Zara Home

Simple pleasure

Disguised as plain-cover paperbacks, this unobtrusive white ceramic set will be a hit with minimalist bookworms. Dh449 for two, The One stores nationwide

Test of time

For a more grand statement, these brass and solid wood hourglasses from Indigo Living stores are good for a more traditional styled room or study. Dh269 for two, Indigo Living, www.indigo-living.com, Dubai

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