Be your own valentine: 7 gifts you’ll want to buy yourself this Valentine’s Day

I read that we’re each expected to spend approximately €56 on a present for our other half for Valentine’s Day. That’s impressive given the amount of people out there who choose to ignore the day or pretend they forgot (it is no longer possible to genuinely forget, there are too many mediums for mass marketing … More Be your own valentine: 7 gifts you’ll want to buy yourself this Valentine’s Day

6 Portuguese Designers to watch from Maison & Objet

After just one day spent at Maison et Objet, it’s taken me a week to recover. And what a day it was! Discoveries galore, not to mention a significant number of learnings for the next visit (for starters, never go for just one day, it’s nowhere near enough)! However, one of the biggest revelations, at … More 6 Portuguese Designers to watch from Maison & Objet

H&M’s new ‘Home’ collection: From Blush to Burgundy

H&M has just released the first glimpses of its newest collection but of course, it’s mainly the Home section that I’m interested in. Rather than taking inspiration from any of the super strong Colour of the Years like Pantone’s Ultra Violet, H&M focuses on the more muted end of the colour spectrum with ever popular … More H&M’s new ‘Home’ collection: From Blush to Burgundy

Trending: Paint with all the Colours of the Year

Are you singing the Pocahontas classic yet? No? Maybe you should re-read the title and realise how clever and witty I was trying to be. I love this time of year. It’s a time for reflection, when we look back at everything that’s happened throughout the year, the good and the bad. When Twitter, Google, … More Trending: Paint with all the Colours of the Year

The lowdown: The Danish Collective comes to Arnotts for Christmas

A number of years ago we visited Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen where our Danish-speaking Tazmanian tour guide explained to us the concept of ‘hygge’ (before numerous books were published on the subject to educate us). It was a crisp and sunny October day and he took us to experience what he reckoned was the best cheesecake … More The lowdown: The Danish Collective comes to Arnotts for Christmas

Trending: Time to deck the halls – Ideas for your Christmas Tree décor

Warning! This post contains no mentions of gin baubles or any other gin related Christmas decorations. Apologies for any disappointment caused but I’m all ginned out.  Our tree was always an eclectic display of ornaments gathered over many years. From my grandfather’s handmade robins to the felt ice skates I insisted on having during my … More Trending: Time to deck the halls – Ideas for your Christmas Tree décor

Christmas 2017: Gift ideas for the interior design lover in your life

Ho ho homeware!! It’s that time of year again and if you’re struggling to think of something for the interior design lover in your life, you really shouldn’t be. There are so many gifts ideas out there that are bound to win you some serious brownie points. 1. Copper Gilded Cushion by Aoife Mullane (from … More Christmas 2017: Gift ideas for the interior design lover in your life