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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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A place for everything, and everything in its place

Posted by Joan Ellison on

Thanks to Benjamin Franklin for providing the title for today's little bulletin. Are you sick of looking everywhere for your stationery bits and bobs? Have you no particular place for your paperclips? No pocket for your pencils? No shelf for your sharpener? No location for your labels? Now, I'm no Marie Kondo when it comes to decluttering and organisation, but I do like things to have their place. I also dislike rummaging through piles of stuff looking for a paperclip. Well, Busy B is here to help, and I do not refer to our friend Mr Franklin. The seriously organised woman behind...

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Lékué - their products make you look good

Posted by Joan Ellison on

Lékué (pronounced Lekway, in case you're wondering) are a company based in Barcelona, who are taking the world by storm with their innovative solutions to our everyday culinary endeavours. The idea behind most of their products is that having good, made-from-scratch food in the home should not have a negative impact on your time or enjoyment. The more free time you have, the better you are able to enjoy the food you have made! Simple, no? So, imagine...it's movie night and you fancy some popcorn. Ok, so popcorn is not exactly a big deal. But who doesn't hate scrubbing the popcorn pan...

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We gonna rock down to...Eclectic Avenue!

Posted by Joan Ellison on

    Eclectic Avenue is a range of high quality, beautifully thought out tableware created by Hannah Dipper and Robin Farquhar of  People Will Always Need Plates. A response to the current proliferation of cheap and throwaway design, their work is functional, beautiful and considered. Imagine a street that encapsulates all the best bits from the last 150 years of architecture and transport and you will find yourself slap bang in the middle of Eclectic Avenue, where a modern electric car sits in harmony with a horse and carriage and modernist homes lie at ease between Victorian townhouses. The architectural illustrations are suitably detailed and are...

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