Monday, November 12, 2012

How green are your paint habits?

I've been asked to help recruit survey filler-outers for a pal who is doing some research on our environmentally friendly-ness when it comes to disposing of old paint - which got me to guiltily thinking of the tins of paint stashed in random locations throughout the office - if you could be so kind as to lend a hand please do so here. Now, I'm off to figure out what to do with the assortment of random shades of stuff lying about the place...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Anyone buying?!

Every now and then I'll stop and wonder if I'm mad and maybe I should have just bought a house in walk-in condition? Such feelings are usually brought on by images of lovely houses, like these ones in today's Irish Times. Like, for example, this house in Clontarf (top two pics) or this one in Rathagar (bottom pic). Ever-so-slightly out of my price range, but utterly lovely.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

While I'm on the subject...

...of the endlessly inspiring Ilse Crawford, I noticed on her website that she has pics of some gorgeous new projects on there. Feast your eyes on these beauties.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Textile workshop

Anyone who is keen to get creative with fabric and trimmings but needs a gentle nudge along and a little hand-holding might be interested in a textile workshop that takes place in Longbord Studio, 54 Kenilworth Square, Dublin 6 on the 18th and 19th of June from 10am to 3pm. Textile designers Rebecca Devaney and Paget Scott-McCarthy (whose work is pictured above) will be giving classes on simple printing skills, fabric embellishment and contemporary stitch for everyday items. The workshop costs a thoroughly reasonable €95, which includes materials. To find out more call 086 821 7702/086 888 5771, email or visit