Eight cool finds for you and your living space


Imagine snuggling up in there, reading your book, not a care in the world…we can dream. Here is the Oxendales cocoon garden armchair, €517.50

totally tropical

Experience the glory of this Tropical Infinity wallpaper, sure to brighten up any room! It’s 20€ per roll, find out about The Range.

darling doors

Open a door to your child’s imagination with the new range of My Nametags door stickers. My team is obsessed with customizing everything right now. These door decals are self-adhesive, easy to apply, reposition and remove when your child wants to create a new theme for their bedroom space. Door sticker kits cost €13.95, www.mynametags.ie

little light

We love hearing about new Irish brands and are delighted that

Céilí Flood shared the news of her new jewelry brand, Little Light. Each piece in the collection has a personal meaning and comes with a powerful poem as a keepsake to cherish forever. The ‘Pause’ Necklace (45€), reminds us to allow ourselves to take a break in this hectic world. Find out more at www.littlelight.ie

Weaving Wonders

Craft pottery company Arran Street East has launched a new collection of textiles, handmade with 100% wool from Donegal Yarns in their weaving and teaching studio. In line with their aim to make and teach traditional craftsmanship, weaving lessons are available both at the Dublin studio and at their new creative center in the seaside village of Schull in West Cork. For more information visit www.arranstreeteast.ie

On the kitchen shelf

Naked Bakes and Founder Aoife McNamara
Naked Bakes and Founder Aoife McNamara

This week we have no-fuss plant-based cookie dough rolls from Naked Bakes. Created by 26-year-old vegan baking entrepreneur Aisling Tuck, this dough makes it easy to make bakery-style cookies at home—just slice, bake, and eat, even if I could do it. Now available at select SuperValu and Centra stores nationwide, and buy online with nationwide delivery at nakedbakesireland.com

All aboard

Cork artist and member of the Blackwater Valley Makers art group in Fermoy, Gerard Harris, has been commissioned by the Irish Navy to mark its 75th birthday. Gerard tells us he was so thrilled to introduce him to the crew aboard the Le Samuel Beckett when he docked at Haulbowline recently. It is the first artwork commissioned to hang on the walls of an Irish Navy flagship and depicts Michael D. Higgins and the First Lady aboard the The Samuel Beckett during her visit to New York in 2019. Learn more about Gerard’s work at www.harrisartanddesignstudio.com

Art Diary Date

The Intensity of Blue - Jo Ashby
The Intensity of Blue – Jo Ashby

Mark your diary for a solo exhibition by Sherkin Island artist, Jo Ashby, taking place in the Boiler Room of the Blue House Gallery in Main St, Schull from 13-25 May. ‘Meanderings’ is a selection of works by Jo, inspired by her love of river walks over the past year. The paintings are primarily based around the Glengariff Woods reserve and along the River Ouvane near Kealkill in West Cork. She says, “My work is about my relationship with nature; my response to being in a particular place and getting to know it in all its forms. For more information, email [email protected]


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