Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Thursday's Top 6 - Festival Tee's

Festival Fit

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 /

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Blooming lovely

Made from recycled rubber tyres and tar, wall mounted growers by Mint Design that love the
environment just as much as you do!

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Monday, 28 May 2012

BBQ time!

Because I am been blasted by the smell of bbq's everywhere I go lately I thought these seem rather apt - matching father and son aprons by A Room in the Cottage , from €22.  So cute.
Mmmm sausages !!!!

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Sunday, 27 May 2012

For the weekend that was in it.

Lovely quality custom surfboards coming out of Leitrim based Power Source Surfboards, all totally handcrafted by Mark McGuire. They go just nicely with the balmy weather we are having...


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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Thursday's Top six - Light Fantastic

Light Fantastic  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 

I recently had the pleasure of visiting an exhibition of modern lighting from nineteen of Ireland's most exciting designers currently on show (until the May 31st)  in The Malthouse Design Centre – a mentored start up space for up and coming young graduates. From floor to ceiling the lofty studio space at its Dublin’s North Circular Rd hub is adorned and hung with colorful chandeliers, quirky table lamps and designer wall fixtures. Here’s a taste of what’s on offer. All available to purchase from The Malthouse.

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Handbag of the's hoping.

Hundreds of independent designers from around the world have submitted their most original creations for the 6th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards, and 30 finalists have made the cut including our very own Louise O' Leary of Lou Lou Belle bags designer of these heavenly bags above. Wohooo! ...As you can tell we love a pair of stag's antlers here!

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

My first festival - awhh!

Call me optimistic but they say tomorrow is going to be another warm day with summer like tendencies- two in a row, imagine. So with the prospect of actually enjoying the great outdoors this summer, how
adorable are these little teepee plays tents by Little Lemon Trees,  hand made from gorgeous patterned fabrics. What a cute little festival vibe you could get going in the garden- kinda want one myself!

Founder Elaine Keating also makes
lots of other fun and cute things for kids like these superhero and prince/princess capes, bean bags, and letter cushions.


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Monday, 21 May 2012

Wrapped up in 'grá'

Just back from a magical little wedding in the enchanting grounds of
Rathsallagh house - (like been on the set of a Beatrix potter novel I swear!). So I thought it apt to send some true Irish 'grá' with the couples wedding gift in the form of this  gorgeous hand made heart designed gift wrap by Belfast based design studio Placed. 

They make beautiful things all adorned with an Irish/Gaelic word from the paper and cards above to these cute tea towels. Its nice to have little reminders of our culture around the house. 

**grá is the Irish word for Love.

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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Thursday's Top Six - Jingle Jangles

Sparkles, arm-candy and a touch of bling 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 /

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Design Goat

Wow nice stuff coming from these
guys at Design Goat, a Dublin based design house.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Light Fantastic

It's all about quirky lighting these days isn't it?- Jam jars, kitchen utensils, those old school retro fixtures...  Well this this Thursday 17th May until the 31st,
18 Irish lighting designers will exhibit their creations at the The Malthouse Design Centre, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1. Here's a sneak preview on what to expect.

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