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Bits 'n' bobs for Bullet Journals

Posted by Roberta Murray on

We have a bullet journalling workshop* coming up on the 31st of may and we're pretty excited about it! So, in order to up our Bujo-ing game, we got lots of lovely new bits and bobs to make them more interesting and fun (this is for you stationery nerds) Iconic 2way Pen Deco Set Get your colour coordinating on with this set of double ended markers. Comes in a pack of 5 colours with two different thicknesses of nibs. They have a smooth precise tip – great for habit trackers or page decoration too!Midori Index Labels Indexing is the essence...

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BBQ Bits

Posted by Roberta Murray on

Not to jinx it or anything, but the weather's been pretty good recently. You might say it's almost been good enough to dust off the BBQ that's sitting in your shed... The traditional Irish BBQ is a speedy one, an in-and-out job between the ever-present showers, and anything to make that process easier is always a bonus.  BBQ Bamboo Fish GrillBarbecued fish is amazing, smokey and kind of crumbly, which is delicious, but tricky to cook on a barbecue grill. This Fish Grill from Sagaform is an amazing contraption that holds your fish in place (and means you don't have to construct supports...

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Our birthday lists...

Posted by Roberta Murray on

Today is an extra special day at Designist, we have, not one, but two staff birthdays to celebrate! To mark the occasion we had a chat about what we'd pick out if we were choosing our own birthday presents from the shop. (Cough cough, hint, cough, ahem) Anne Olio Wooden Hand Server The wooden hand server is one of my all time favourite things in the shop. I'm constantly having friends over for dinner and the server is such a good size for groups. The wooden handle is really useful as it's easy to carry and the oak is so...

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Things to do in Dublin this Bank Holiday Weekend

Posted by Roberta Murray on

We have some amazing alternative guide books to Dublin at the moment, so with another lovely long weekend coming up, we decided to put together an inspirational list of things to over the bank holiday!  Dublin StrollsDublin strolls is a beautiful book that helps you explore all of Dublin's architectural hidden gems.It's a handy guide full of easy-to-follow routes around the city, from the Marino Casino to the Smock Alley Theatre. We recommend heading towards the Phoenix Park – Europe's largest city park, if you didn't know – for a nature fix!Dublin Strolls outlines 10 different spots in 'The Pheno' starting...

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Have you heard about Love & Robots?

Posted by Roberta Murray on

  Love & Robots is a really cool Dublin based company that is combining new software with design to create beautiful jewellery and homeware. The company was was started in 2014 by three sisters, Emer, Kate and Aoibheann, who have shared backgrounds in computer science and architecture – influences which are very prevalent in their work.Love & Robots use the latest 3D printing technologies to create their bespoke pieces, that are available to customise on their website using 3D modelling software. Their range is available in both coloured Nylon and precious metals.   The Helix necklace (also available as earrings)...

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