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…
Aoife O’Mahony a goldsmith from West Cork, writes:
Here’s a short video I recently had made of me making my Beacon pendant. I tend to specialise in wedding jewellery and bespoke pieces, but this pendant has been extraordinarily popular.
The original pendant was commissioned by Wish of Skibbereen back in 2010, it represents the Beacon in Baltimore, Co Cork, a familiar landmark for locals and visitors alike.
I hope some of your visitors will find this process interesting. I figured, ‘Who doesn’t like watching how stuff is made?’
The 2010 pendant was a limited edition and sold out in days. Since then I have redesigned the pendant twice. 10% of each pendant sold is donated to the RNLI. In the last 6 years, Aoife O’Mahony Design and Wish and have donated over €5500 to the RNLI in Baltimore.
This is another limited edition of 200 pendants in sterling silver with a 9ct rose gold bead. A small number of which are available from my online shop for €125
I know you don’t normally do this but I’m a young Dublin based artist and was hoping that you could promote my new venture into illustration. It came from a love of all pawed and non-pawed creatures. A nice gift for the animal lover in your life. They are vector images drawn on a graphics pad using Adobe Illustrator and printed on high quality paper. I would like to offer a free illustration to one of your readers. Personalised Pet Portrait Prize goes to a pet-owning reader with the most heart-tugging reason for needing a portrait of their pet..Just complete this sentence:
I really badly need a portrait of my pet owing to____________________________________
The winner is Claire: “I got my lad 11 years ago and have been without him for 3 now. After a good friend and my Granny passed away in the one week, my mam decided it would be a real comfort and I was elated that the petitions I had left around my gaf as a kid, pleading for one had come to fruition. It was the only thing I ever really wanted as a kid, and the one thing I was proud to introduce and say was all mine. He was the most loyal,placid,and compassionate fella. He was the one person that was always there regardless, sharing garlic cheese chips together at 4 in the morning,or just licking my face when I wasn’t myself. He was my best pal and carrying him in my arms lifeless and limp with his big brown eyes just about hanging in there, knowing he wasn’t coming home, was heartbreaking. He gets a mention in my house daily because he was so integral and such a character. One of these would look lovely in our kitchen for Buddy :)”
We have started our own company! It’s called small and meand it’s about bringing innovative products to fun, stylish parents. The chewable jewellery line is made from food-grade silicone (just like baking spatulas and re-usable cupcake cases), and is perfect for soothing during the teething process.
They are for parents to wear while holding their baby, the necklace clasps pop open easily with a gentle tug, and every jewellery piece can be easily cleaned with warm soapy water – or popped in the dishwasher. We like to think they make great gifts for new mums….