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 weโ€™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 โ‚ฌ56 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

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: 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 butย 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: Plum crazy

I regularly debate this with myself but the majority of the time I can come to the conclusion that Autumn is by far and away my favourite season. The novelty of crunching leaves underfoot has never worn off and I’m probably one of the few people to be happy to reach for the gloves when … More Trending: Plum crazy