Combine shades of blue with hints of white and silver for a timeless look.
1 Beat the blues
Designed by Young & Battaglia and handmade in the United Kingdom by Mineheart, this shade is a great way to bring some blue skies into your home, especially if you are suffering from heat-induced cabin fever.
• Blue Sky Shade, Dh658, www.in-spaces.com
2 Coasting along nicely
Thin slabs of high-quality agate are trimmed with a gold electroplate to create these beautiful Jonathan Adler coasters. Each set of four has a unique character, occasionally containing translucent and crystalline inclusions.
• Blue and agate coasters, Dh675 for a set of four, Bloomingdale’s Home
3 A good cause
A combination of scrap wood and blue “tensioning” straps creates a bright, cheery stool made from 100 per cent recycled materials. Best of all, the stools are made by the Activiteitencentrum Balders-Hoef, a social enterprise in the Netherlands that creates meaningful activities for people with physical disabilities.
• I Am Recycled stool, Dh146, www.dawanda.com
4 First place
Michele de Lucchi’s First chair is a design classic, and now available from Cities boutique in Dubai’s Galleria Mall. The postmodern design consists of a round tubular steel frame, combined with the daintiest of circular backrests.
• First chair, Dh7,225, Cities, Galleria Mall, Dubai
5 Smoke and mirrors
We love the delicacy of this teacup from Bloomingdale’s Home. It looks like a sliver of blue smoke is making its way across the surface of the cup – and might disappear at any moment.
• LSA Teacups, Dh200 for a set of four, Bloomingdale’s Home, Dubai Mall
Source: art & life