Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Monday, 28 May 2012
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Thursday, 24 May 2012
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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.
|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!|
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
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.
[IMAGE CREDIT - LITTLE LEMON TREES]
Monday, 21 May 2012
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.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
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.