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Make Memories this Valentine's Day

Posted by Roberta Murray on

Sometimes the best present you can give is an experience, or something you can do together to create a lasting memory. Here are some lovely gift ideas for interesting things you can do with your loved ones this Valentine's Day. Make you own cheese with the Mediterranean Cheese Kit It's actually much easier to make cheese than you think it is, and with the Mediterranean Cheese Making Kit you're pretty much good to go – all you need is the milk. The cheese making kit is super fun and after 1-2 hours you end up with some pretty delicious cheese!...

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All Thumbs - Valentine's event in store

Posted by Anne Lynott on

Get in the mood for Valentine's Day this year with our Valentines event 'All Thumbs' on Saturday 11th February 12-4pm.Hosted by artist/designer Roberta Murray, we're inviting you to create a Valentine's memento in store with your friends and loved ones by making fingerprint love-heart cards.Printing is totally free and if you're really happy with the result you can buy one of our photoblocks to mount your card to make a truly unique piece for your wall.   We'll also have a brilliant range of Irish-made Valentine's day cards, and a selection of deadly gifts which we will happily gift wrap for you on...

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Bullet Journal: Tips 'n' things

Posted by Roberta Murray on

Here at designist we've been Bullet Journalling since last summer, and loving it! Depending on personal preference (or often the size of our hand bags) we use either the A5 hard cover or the B5 soft cover notebooks from Leuchtturm1917 with dotted paper. If you're new to Bullet Journalling, there are hundreds of YouTube tutorials and articles that explain how to get started (or see our earlier blog post). And if you use Instagram you can hardly miss the floods of posts from eager doodlers and organisers, proud to share their colourful, neat schedules with us. While the fancy illustrations and colourful...

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Some folks just have it all...

Posted by Joan Ellison on

The countdown to Christmas is on.  We're all getting ourselves organised (though some may be struggling to start the list in the Bullet Journal, as pictured above). Some of us have loads of people to buy for, some of us only a few. I reckon everyone has at least one tricky gift to purchase...So, you can't decide what to get a certain person. Maybe you've given your Da enough socks to see him through to the end of his natural life. Maybe your sister doesn't want another voucher to get her nails done. I hear your problem..."but they have everything!" A universal issue....

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A night to remember...Dublin Design Night 2016

Posted by Joan Ellison on

So, Wednesday 9th November 2016 was Dublin Design Night and man alive, did we have a good time! Doodle-meister Mark Flood came in with his markers and did a deadly design doodle on our windows; it was funny, festive and featured all Dublin's best bits. Then we had all our friends and customers colour it in! What a treat. It turns out our customers are a very talented lot. Some got creative...some even added their own doodles to the pile. And some were a little risqué...you know who you are, customers. Maybe you were emboldened by the rummy hot chocolate, which was...

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