Mark Legge writes:
“Myself and my brother opened this pop up store a little while ago on Dame Lane. The tiny department store is a wonderful seasonal gathering of our favourite local and international brands. The Others in this project are a carefully considered bunch of partners from the worlds of flowers, food, fashion, beauty, homeware, gifts and more.”
Film by Albert Hooi and Makers & Brothers
Music: What’ll I Do by Lisa Hannigan
Loads of Makers & Brothers stocking fillers to see here
Colm Ó Riagáin writes:
“What about a gift for an Irish-made film festival, such as a season ticket for the 2014 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, from February 13 to 23, 2014. Season ticket-holders will not only get to watch every film in the festival; they will also be invited to the exclusive galas and after-show parties attended by the stars over the course of the festival. The festival season ticket is currently available for purchase at the early bird price of €200 (normally €245), until January 6, 2014.”
Laura Whelan writes:
“I make jewellery and fascinators under the brand L Designs, which has a diverse mix of pieces, ranging from elegant bridal ware to fun and quirky. The common theme in all of my pieces is intricate bead work, incorporating gemstones and Swarovski crystals and the delicate use of woven colour patterns.”
“My first stocking filler idea are these cute little bee earrings for €12 that could fly into your life very soon! They are 1 inch long and are made of miyuki seed beads so are very light and comfortable to wear.”
“My second stocking filler is this elegant little fascinator for €40 that is made with Chinese silk and finished with a crinoline bow.”
Claire Quigley writes:
“For someone with a very big stocking! My brother Stephen, based in Limerick, is producing lamps composed of sea urchins and bog oak for €70 apiece. There are a limited number of lamps, on sale in the new Limerick Craft and Design Shop, across the road from the Hunt Museum in Limerick City centre.”
Fuchsia MacAree writes:
“A possible addition to the Stocking Fillers section: I have my Joe Duffy zine, It’s A Disgrace Joe, for sale again this year, for the Liveline lover/hater in your life. A5, 16 pages, €7. The Forty Foot is 15 and Punt is €20. ”
Irish-made ‘Stocking Fillers’ to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: Smiles (plus VAT).
Exiled Purchaser writes:
My [Annie West] Gathering poster is just out of its tube [hence curling], what on god’s earth are you using for paper stock? The skin of some velvety woodland creature? Didn’t expect it tbh, Lovely. Anyone know where to get a nice (inexpensive) frame 35 by 25cm also?
The paper is 310 gsm ‘Hahnemühle Museum Grade Archival Paper’.
Inexpensive but decent framer anyone?
Previously: Annie’s Gathering (For Aware)
Highgrade H [AKA Hailuu Netsiyanwa, born in Zimbabwe, living in Blanchardstown, Dublin] Featuring T. Nines – ’67 Minutes’
Free(style) Nelson Mandela.
The Migrant Rights Centre writes:
You may like this – a (very) decent Irish rap tribute to Mandela….
Noel Gallagher sat down with Rolling Stone for an end of year chat.
Of 2013, he said:
“All I’ve done is sit around the house and become a fucking hypochondriac. Dog-shit year. Can’t wait until it’s over.”
He was asked if he had heard Arcade Fire’s new album.
“I haven’t heard it. Anybody that comes back with a double album, to me, needs to pry themselves out of their own asshole. This is not the Seventies, okay? Go and ask Billy Corgan about a double album. Who has the fucking time, in 2013, to sit through 45 minutes of a single album? How arrogant are these people to think that you’ve got an hour and a half to listen to a fucking record?”
Previously: The World’s Best Interviewee