Looking for an unusual, lapel-based, Irish-made gift?
Ed Hannon writes:
Since 2012 ‘Visions of the Past‘ has been dedicated to the promotion and coverage of Irish history, heritage, folklore and the built environment.
To date the website has had over 800k visits and has documented 350 historic sites.
We are passionate about Irish heritage and with this in mind we have decided to commission three talented Irish designers to create some fantastic hard enamel pins and a tote with an Irish folklore focus.
Today we have launched our etsy shop and our first two enamel pins alongside our tote bag.
The first pin is the ‘Hawthorn Tree‘ pin designed by TwoheadedDog Art, a tree closely linked to Irish folklore and fairy lore.
The second is the enigmatic and powerful ‘Sheela Na Gig’ pin designed by Votive Illustration.
The tote is the logo for VOTP and features the bell tower of my favourite Dublin church St Audoen’s. We are already working on further designs and hope to expand the range over the coming months.
Introducing New Romantic, a new Irish jewellery company showcasing their unique and contemporary new collection.
Founded by designer Niamh Patten and JulieAnn Fearon, the collection is inspired by their love of simple beauty.
Sterling silver plated in gold, rose gold and Rhodium, what makes New Romantic’s collection stand out is the radiating sparkle of each piece.
New Romantic’s sterling silver collection is plated with gold, rose gold and rhodium. The intensity and brilliance of each piece means that they radiate both day and night, as the glistening metals are shaped to capture the lustre of light with every movement.
With prices ranging from €60 to €595, New Romantic can be found at its flagship store at 21 Drury Street, Dublin 2 or online at link below.
I thought you might be interested in hearing a little about our new partnership with independent Irish retailer Designist –– we’ve teamed up to relaunch the gallery shop, now fully stocked with a wide range of carefully curated Irish and international gifts, gadgets and gizmos for all ages.
Designist at Science Gallery Dublin will sell a combination of Irish and international products, carefully chosen to emulate the gallery’s mission to ignite curiosity and discovery where science and art collide and featuring items inspired by the theme of the gallery’s exhibitions.y affordable battery powered synths from Teenage Engineering (€60 to €100).
Items in stock range in price from €2 to €184 and cater for a variety of interests, from the inquisitive budding electronics fan to the on-trend savvy purchaser.
I wanted to let your readers know to let you know about a 2 day pop up shop that’s taking place later this week, to coincide with Mother’s Day, organised by Carousel – a group of independent female Irish designers.
The boutique pop-up shop takes place at The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin on Friday March 24 (10am – 8pm) and Saturday 25th (10am – 5.30pm) March 2017.
Carouselis a group of resourceful and talented Irish female designers from various disciplines including fashion, jewellery, home and giftware, coming together to create boutique showroom events while also fostering an environment of common purpose, sharing and growth for like-minded designers.
Unfortunately we can’t turn you into a Baywatch star overnight, but we can offer you a much simpler option than hitting the gym: Tonn Surf‘s stylish beach-themed T-shirts.
Tonn Surf takes the beach-clothes aesthetic and puts an Irish twist on it, with designs featuring Irish surfing destinations and bits of Ireland’s surfing history. Trust us, it’s so much more palatable than a protein shake.
Are you feeling like a cog in the machine? Are you noticing that everyone’s business attire looks eerily like your own? Do you keep accidentally sitting in the wrong cubicle at work because they all look maddeningly similar and you work in a symmetrical building?
Take some time this Wednesday to realise your uniqueness with this lovely print by our very own LAINEY K Designs. Let the words of Oscar Wilde soothe your midweek blues and revel in your own significance before you have to submit that report, schedule that meeting, or reload that printer ink.
Take a deep breath. The weekend’s only two days away….
Trust us, it’s so much simpler than a holiday. If you’d rather stay firmly on land and enjoy the charms of the countryside, they also make an authentic turf candle that’s hands down the best dirt you’ll ever smell!
Henreal ceramics from The Irish Workshop (online home of Irish-made crafts and whatnottery)
Allison Wheeland, from The Irish Workshop says:
Trying to decide how best to celebrate a friend’s hen party? Well, these sassy chicks may be of some assistance Potter Kathy Mooney crafts these fun creations from her studio in Dublin, and they make a fabulous addition to any newly-hitched woman’s fireplace. Now that’s certainly something to cluck about…