Just in time to give teachers the end-of-year send-off they deserve, Ireland’s largest contemporary craft and design fair Gifted has launched an online site featuring the best makers from the annual event at the RDS.
With a selection of gifts for teachers for under €30, Giftedfromireland.com is a curated hub, featuring the very best in Irish craft and design direct from many of the country’s most talented makers.
It features an eclectic mix of jewellery, accessories, homeware, clothing, skincare, artisan food, sustainable living products and gifts which can be delivered worldwide.
From top: Ring dishes in white clay and glaze with a hand-painted 22k gold lustre accent by Danu Ceramics available in a range of colours (€26 each); Ceramic Monster Plant Pots by Yewfort Crafts available in a range of colours (€15); Oak and Perspex Puzzle handmade by The Dublin Puzzle Co. (€20); Small batch marmalade made in Galway by Gran Gran’s Foods in a selection of flavours (€4); Handmade Donegal tweed pocket squares by Orwell & Browne available in a range of colours (€30)
irish brand Fónfix, Ireland’s only manufacturer accredited mobile phone repair centre, has launched a nationwide door to door phone repair service.
From Bantry to Bundoran, from Dublin to Doonbeg, the latest offering from Fónfix will see the collection and repair of any phone, no matter where the location available today
Fónfix can repair all makes and models of smart phones…
From charging issues, broken screens, software problems and not to mention accidental drops down the toilet, an industry trained team of 50 technicians with over 20 years’ experience ensure that all Fónfix repairs are rigorously tested
With the option of repairing phones in and out of warranty, Fónfix customers can choose from next day collection for €10.
Hen’s Teeth has launched a new monthly market at its gallery, store and diner in Blackpitts, Dublin 8.
Lily Finlay writes:
Every month 10 different, independent traders, artists and craftspeople will take over the Hen’s Teeth studio space over a Saturday and Sunday.
The markets will be running from 10am- 6pm.
Focusing on contemporary design and culture through art, homewear, lifestyle, clothing and music. The first installment of the market features Soft Boy Recordswith a limited edition range of merch; photography from Donal Talbot, a fashion collection from Kyle Cheldon Barnett , a record fair with Optic Music, prints by Kate O’Laughlin, and lots more to be announced.
For Valentines Day, the Book Resort will deliver a luxury box, beautifully presented and filled with a brilliant new book, delicious “Love” chocolate, a vial of “Love” bath salts, & a handwritten card with roses on the front.
To finish it off, the box will be scattered with rose petals.
The cost is EUR30 and there is free delivery in Ireland – but hurry!. All suppliers are Irish.
May I give a shout-out to Cork illustrator Jason O’Gorman [Dynamite Studio] for a recently steady stream [on his twitter feed] of everyday and not so every day scenes in Cork city. They capture something about the place. I love them. I know you don’t do this sort of thing, etc../
Hopefully this enamel pin that I made might be of some interest to your more discerning readers. They are available on my Etsy store, along with several other prints that will no doubt have widespread appeal.