5 stores that need to come to Ireland right now

The beauty of the internet and the relative cheapness of air travel today means that the whole world is closer to us than ever before and we’re much more connected than even a mere five years ago. Facebook, Twitter and most especially, Instagram and Pinterest, have given us greater access to new companies, brands, designers … More 5 stores that need to come to Ireland right now

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

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

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

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

The lowdown: West Elm’s imminent Arnotts arrival

Waiting for the opening of US homeware mecca West Elm has been like waiting for Christmas morning. Interiors addicts like myself will have had the date quadruple circled in their diaries for weeks but there are plenty out there who have yet to experience the wonderfulness of West Elm. Hoards of instant converts ripe for the … More The lowdown: West Elm’s imminent Arnotts arrival

Trending: The cactus

In my opinion, you know you’ve made it as a home accessory of the moment when you become a candle so it’s fair to say that the cactus is the new pineapple. Before, the cactus was the choice of greenery lovers  with no obvious green-fingered abilities. Easy to care for and almost impossible to kill, cactus … More Trending: The cactus

Trending: Pineapples

Pineapples. You’ve probably seen a few of them around recently and I’m not just talking about the ones of the fruit and veg aisles. They’re on cushions, they’re shaped like mirrors, lamps and chalkboards, they’re on pop art prints, they’re on candles, they even are candles! As much as I’m suffering from a vitamin c … More Trending: Pineapples