Simple sustainable swaps and the return of some favourites

One of the nicest things about working here at Designist is being able to help people send gifts and lovely cards off to their nearest and dearest. If you can’t get home at the moment, let us help you spoil the significant human in your life.
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When you order online, we can gift wrap for free, write any messages you want, and package everything up to send directly to your loved ones. just let us know at the checkout and we will do the rest.

 

 

NEW PRODUCT ALERT! . We are delighted to be now stocking these beautifully made, high quality masks by the social enterprise ‘We Make Good’, who aim to help forge pathways towards a positive future. They strive to create products in a way that can help create a fairer, more inclusive society. These masks are also part of a campaign being run with the irish refugee council which will see 10,000 masks made and delivered to direct provision centres around ireland. Made with 3 layers; using 100% cotton and a middle spun bond barrier, a wire for the nose and adjustable elastics, you can be assured they are super comfortable to wear while also meeting WHO standards. Perfect job.

 

 

RESTOCK! . Charcoal filters are now back in stock. Binchotan active charcoal has been used in japan as a water purifier since the 17th century and is a great, plastic free way to make your tap water taste great. It may seem counter-intuitive to purify your drinking water with a stick of charcoal, but binchotan active carbon made from tree branches is renowned for its ability to soften water, add good minerals and absorb unwanted tastes and odours, such as chlorine. use the charcoal with an eau good water bottle, which locks it in place so the filter won't knock around inside the bottle. Or if you would like to use your own bottle, we now have a coil and charcoal available which will fit into most bottles and carafes. Lovely!

 

 

We received a shipment of some very tasty bits yesterday and are busy getting them out on the shop floor today. From colourful bamboo bento boxes and kids dining sets; to super handy gardening gloves and the clever suction okidome herb growing pots; to the stylish enamel butter dishes and measuring jugs- sure there is a little something for everyone! . Drop by today (Sunday) until 4.30pm or have a peek online at Designist.ie

 

 

At Designist we are always looking for products that are more than *just* great looking or clever design. We look for products with real heart in them. These bags by @labienhecha definitely tick all our boxes. Both the Ursula and the Oris handbag are really gorgeous to wear. They are simple and practical and made with skill and style. But it doesn’t stop there. labienhecha is a female led business founded on three principles: to create a quality, ecological products made in málaga; to grow conscience alongside the sustainability and to empower women. Everything they produce is done so with integrey and great design, using recycled, sustainable and certified and qualified materials. These recycled leather bags come in blue, red and black. The Ursula is a medium sized handbag with magnetic clasps and two internal pockets, while the Oris is a small clutch sized handbag designed along the principles of origami. . We are closed today, but if you are in town next week, you will see laura popping them all out on display.

 

 

“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