Sunday, 29 April 2012

Pretty cool, pretty smart, pretty.



Aren't they just...
Guitar hangers by James Carroll of product design company Design Jazz
availble to buy online here and here.

[IMAGE CREDIT - JAMES CARROLL]
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Friday, 27 April 2012

A hipsters choice of iPhone cover




Finally a non gammy iPhone cover. These bad boys are part of a collection of laser engraved bamboo iPad and iPhone covers designed by some of the best up and coming independent global creatives from design network Primovisto which includes those of two of our very own - Shane O' Driscoll and Pia ThorntonPrimovisto's mission is to produce cutting edge product design for in the smallest quantities that are commercially viable. So that's that ole limited edition cool factor ticked then!

[IMAGE CREDIT- PRIMOVISTO]




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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Thursday's Top 6 - Beautiful Toys


One good-looking bunch of toys

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

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Elephants and Butterflies - things that please me







And Paris of course!...by Forgotten Pages, printed on paper from antique book's. And at the mo there's a 'Buy 3 prints, get 1 Extra Free offer' on over at their online shop where you shall find plenty more to swoon over. 

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Every Fragrance Tells A Story




I discovered Galway's Cloon Keen Atelier, about a month ago when I got a whiff of their Limoncello candle, yep that's right 'Limoncello', with notes of Sorrento lemon peel, white flowers and vodka no less! Well the master fragrance artisans are about to celebrate their 10th Anniversary this month and filmmaker Kamil Krawczak has created a gorgeous series of little films which explore the lives of the craftsmen behind the brand (which includes a range of candles, perfume and body lotions all encased in lush simplistic designer packaging that are an art in themselves. )
 
The first short posted above -  'Every Fragrance Tells A Story' introduces Mary Mundy, Cloon Keen Atelier's Perfume Technician. She's an artist's muse, a Morris Minor lover and makes great scones apparently!..Check out that car.

[Image credit - Cloon Keen Atelier / Video credit - Kamil Krawczak]


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Monday, 23 April 2012

Better Fashion Week 23rd -30th April








Better Fashion Week is on in Dublin right now and there's a whole manor of great events and talks going on at their HQ all this week in Castlemarket street, D2 which is where you will also find their pop-up shop (see above) packed to the brim with some uber cool fashion pieces and great Irish designed apparel and accessories like these illustrated tweed hats by Dublin design duo Blue Fingers. It's well worth a visit if only just to see the cool-factor in action!

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Friday, 20 April 2012

Darn your own mo!




Yep, I've said it before, you just never know when you'll need a mo...and now there's no excuse not to have a good selection of fake mustaches at the ready with this D.I.Y kit by An Snag Breac. Comes with step-by-step instructions for the Walrus, the handlebar, Poirot, Captain Hook, Dali or Fu Manchu variety, which in case your wondering is this guy!  (Oh and Snag Breac means Magpie in Irish). Funnest gift ever. Fact.

[IMAGE CREDIT - SNEAG BREAC]



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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Thursday's Top 6 - The Home office

Office space (out!)

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

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Bargain Alert!




Remember that amazing table wear I posted awhile back by Jennifer Slattery? Well to make way for her new collections (which I can't wait to see), she is having a sale with 50% off on table runners, napkin sets, placemat sets, cushions and antique chairs. Sale runs for just two weeks - from Saturday 28th April until Saturday 12th May at The Malthouse Design Centre.


Large Irish Linen table runners were €140 now €70; medium Irish linen runners were €90 now €45; napkin sets were €39 now €19.50; cushions were €65 now €32.50. 
   
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Monday, 16 April 2012

Awwah! - that special place



So cute this latest creation from Little Dog, It's a
personalised map with a raised paper heart  pin-pointing the exact location and coordinates of that  'special place' where ever that might be... where you met your true love, a beach in Bahama's, down the local...you get my drift!  You can get your very own commissioned  here.

[IMAGE CREDIT - LITTLE DOG]

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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Look closely!




Wowzers!...Check out these stunning pic's from digital artist Phil McDarby. He takes beautiful photographs of our Irish landscape (like the last 3 posted here from Wicklow) and uses them as inspiration to digitally paint these other-worldly scenes like straight out of The Lord of the Rings. They are packed with detail and lovely quirky little magical creatures and surprises everywhere. If you are in Dublin this week you can catch his first solo exhibition at the Copper House Gallery opening this Wednesday.

[Image Credit - Phil McDarby]

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