Friday, 29 June 2012

WoolCore Designs

Love these colourful and quirky bags from Woolcore Designs. The
couples seat bag is pure genius!  All their products are wool based and hand crafted in Wicklow.  They have the cutest 'woolaby' nursery range that features those little 'wooly two shoes' above.

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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Work your Walls

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Silk Scarf Heaven

I'm in love with ALL of these! A beautiful bright summery collection by Irish scarf designer Susannagh Grogan. Each of her gorgeous silk scarves come with its own quirky or historic quote such as this gem by
"Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence". 

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Monday, 25 June 2012

Festival Jewellery

Just back from the magical wonderland garden party that is the Body and Soul Festival where I reckon these leather bracelets would go down nicely . They are rose leaf is entirely hand crafted from pure bronze by
Elizabeth Silkstone in her Dublin studio. Natures best.

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Saturday, 23 June 2012

Hill Picket Studio

These handsome set of sustainable and eco-friendly chopping boards are crafted at the picturesque Hill Picket Studio in Wicklow, using only natural and organic materials. All the boards are produced from rough lumber are hand finished with food grade oil. And whats more you can make you own! - The studio runs wood work courses in furniture making, guitar and violin crafting for beginners and the more advance among us. And more beautiful place could you  learn how to craft some wood than at the foothills of the Wicklow hills.

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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Thursday's Top 6 - NCAD Grad Show

Inspiring stuff - Ones to watch from the NCAD graduate exhibition.
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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Stripey Clutches

Nice little collection of stripey purses by Mullingar based JoanyG. And there's even more here.

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Monday, 18 June 2012

Made by Node

I've long been a fan of Irish Illustrator Chris Haughton's work, if you are not familiar you must check out his award winning children's picture book  ' A bit lost' which is up there with the cutest books of all time. Chris has long been a supporter and designer for fair trade company People Tree and an ongoing project of his has been Node, which sees designers like him working with Nepalese carpet makers to create these beautiful handmade rugs hand spun from Tibetan wool with all proceeds going to schools and orphanages in Nepal. You can follow and purchase their work here.


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Friday, 15 June 2012

The Upcycler

This guy will give a face lift to not so in-vogue furniture and is also a dab hand at giving kitchens a new lease of life. You can follow him on Facebook here.
See you later pine!

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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Thursday's Top 6 - Top Pops

In case you didn't know its Father's Day this Sunday!

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Monday, 11 June 2012

Neon - summers best friend!

If you are not sporting neon colors lately its seems well your just not down with it! in that vain, these are pretty zainy no? By
MeekaBomb clothing label handmade in Dublin with this fantastic array of extreme vibrant patterned fabrics.  She's stocked in OmDivaBoutique and and has
these guys for sale on her website. Embrace the clash!



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