Keeping 'er lit!

Yeahy the sun is out, we are all enjoying... no, wait, it’s cloudy and rainy again. Oh scratch that, it’s sunny again, oh never mind. 🌦☀️⛈🌦🌧🌤🌨⛅️🌦
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Whatever the weather, it is lovely seeing all you folk drop by the shop since we reopened!
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We are now open until 5.30pm Tuesday to Saturday with a protected hour between 10.30-11.30am each weekday, and we are open between 12-4pm each Sunday.
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Online orders are being processed at warp speed by the super efficient Hazel and we have lots of delivery options.
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If you don’t fancy risking any queues you can select click & collect and your order is usually prepared within the hour (within opening hours of course)

 

 

Designer focus: . We love these prints by lapa beag. Lapa beag is a series of prints based on our native Irish animals that are combined with simple rhymes in Irish, to help inspire a love of the language in young and old alike. Producing eco conscious products is really important, and all prints are made with eco-friendly materials and printing processes. We are really proud to stock the full range of prints here at Designist, as well as a number of lovely cards designed by lapa beag just for us. . Pop online to take a look. Or come and visit us, we are open today (Sunday) until 4pm.

 

 

Annoyed that you never seem to have the right card for the occasion? Or did a birthday sneak up on you and you got caught short? Many of you folk come into Designist to buy large bundles of cards in one go so you always have really GOOD cards to hand. The lovely humans at @paperbear_cards have come up with this great solution to help make sure your card drawer is well stocked at all times. These boxes of cards contain carefully curated bundles of 6 pop up cards. Available in either a birthday selection or mixed occasion selection, there are plenty to chose from. Each card is beautifully designed with intricate detail. Paper Bear cards, which are designed and made in Ireland really do give that extra wow factor. These bundles are now available. Let us know what you think :) . We are closed today but are back open tomorrow (Tuesday morning). And of course we are always online!

 

 

Product focus: Role play is a vital part of learning about the world. Little minds love to explore life through dressing up and role playing - play acting with their toys as vets, doctors etc. Plan Toys have some fantastic sets that help to develop curiosity and let little hands and minds learn about the world. We have three sets in stock; a vet (complete with vets bag, thermometer and cone), a pet care set with a carrier, hairbrush, collar and a little ball, perfect for looking after those toy pets. And then we have the dentist set which comes complete with pliers, tool pouch and a little set of teeth to pull out! . These wooden toys are a joy to play with, and they are produced in a sustainable and eco-friendly way. All the wood is made from rubber trees that no longer product latex, they have non-formaldehyde glue and all the dyes used are organic and water based, these means not only are they great for the environment and completely plastic free, and carbon neutral, they won’t chip like other wooden toys.

 

 

You know when you see something and it makes you go ‘WOW’? That is what I felt when I first saw this octagon light. With a octagon shaped base, the light element is at the end of a long thin ‘stalk’. A gentle touch and the light turns on. It has four light settings so you can go from soft to super bright in seconds. We love that it is cordless as well, meaning you can use it anywhere with ease (it comes with a USB port and charging cable). Because the base is weighted, you can angle the light in about 6 different ways, making it a really flexible and usable lamp, perfect for a myriad of uses.

 

 

“It is not enough that we build products that function, that are understandable and usable, we also need to build products that bring joy and excitement, pleasure and fun, and, yes, beauty to people’s lives.”

Don Norman