x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

The Hot list: Wise buys for your household

Inject some style into your space with these inspiring design finds.

Lighting. Courtesy Indigo Living
Lighting. Courtesy Indigo Living

1. Lights fantastic

Indigo Living's newly-unveiled autumn/winter collection features a new range of lighting products. There are classic retro-style floor and table lamps, simple black ceiling lights and dome-shaped desk lamps that will spruce up any workspace. However, it's this vintage-style ceiling light, with its sleek, simple lines and oversized bulbs, that has really taken our fancy.

  • Prices for the new collection start at Dh215, Indigo Living Dubai, www.indigo-living.com


2. Fancy a cuppa?

Introduce some savvy design chic to your office with Blak and Blum's ceramic desk tidy - a witty take on keeping your pens in a mug, and a nod to the ubiquitous tube desk organisers of the 1970s. Mischievous right down to the details, the old-fashioned looking decoration actually has modern day desk items hidden in the pattern.

  • Ceramic desk organiser, Dh169, D.tales, DIFC, Dubai, 04 370 0520; www.design-tales.com


3.  Magpie collection

Magpie, a fun and quirky homewares maker, has collaborated with the artist Tom Frost with this new line of dishes, mugs and other items - even iPhone cases. The Wildlife collection features four different nocturnal creatures that include the otter, hare and fox - we love this plate with a sleeping owl on a branch.

  • Wildlife owl plate; £18 (Dh105), www.magpieline.com


4. Patchwork prestige

We're coveting Bokja's charmingly-named Tabbouleh stool, which is available from O'de Rose. Bokja's trademark patchwork patterning sits well in any interior and is a great way to introduce a touch of contemporary Middle Eastern style into your space.

  • Tabouleh, Dh4,900, O'de Rose, Al Wasl Road, Dubai


5. Bowled over

These colourful serving bowls are new in at The Change Initiative. They are made by the French company Ekobo, an eco-friendly enterprise that creates contemporary, handcrafted accessories out of bamboo, using the skills of local craftsmen and artisans.

  • Ekobo Serving Bowls, Dh169 for the large size, The Change Initiative, Barsha, Dubai, www.thechangeinitiative.com