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Item of the day: Yellow bird mantle clock

Couch + Interiors retail space in Windermere Road in Morningside is a real showroom for the design work of this talented group of qualified and experienced interior designers. The inspiring window and shop displays are regularly updated and are filled with these discerning designers’ picks of the best home-ware, decor items, art and gifts from South Africa and abroad. This exquisite standing mantle clock is one of those picks. Made of jacaranda wood in the shape of two little birds and a bright yellow cloud, this item would be right at home in a mod kitchen, colourful living room or a teenager’s bedroom. The fact that it stands, rather than having to be hung on a wall, makes it more versatile than a regular clock and allows you to find a new spot for it in your home every season. Teamed with some yellow scatter cushions in a neutral colour scheme this timepiece would make a bold, contemporary statement and you certainly won’t be able to resist smiling when you look at the time. When you visit Couch + Interiors, pop out back for a quick cuppa under a sunshine yellow chandelier in their quirky new cafe and look out for the fabulous cushions made of screen-prints of iconic Drum magazine covers perched on chartreuse wire chairs. The mantle clock costs R650 from Couch + Interiors, 415 Windemere Road, Morningside, Durban. 031-312-5999 For more information see