Easter Treats this Bank Holiday

Meet the Maker: Seán of Badly Made Books I began to make books, badly at first, after illustrating a picture book called Other Seas in 2015. I tried out various binding techniques that I saw on youTube but through trial and error gradually developed my own method of binding with recycled paper, staples and packing tape. As I made my prototypes, hoping to fill them with stories, I realised that all the blank books I was making were useful as notebooks. With a bit of spit and polish I brought these books in to Dublin City centre and got my first clients with Designist and Tamp & Stitch. From there the feedback of my customers and clients have helped to shape the product into what it is today. Though I always loved stationery I never thought I would be involved in producing it but that’s how things go; onwards, upwards and only looking back if there are lessons to be learned. You can find a lovely selection of Seán’s books on our website and via his own at badlymadebooks.com

 

 

COMPETITION REMEMBER !!! Did you know that it is same incredible nose behind both our Crop and La Bougie Candles? Lucy, a once very talented chief, now a very talented perfumer and candle maker, has been working hard for a number of years developing both ranges in her Cork based Atelier. If you have ever fancied the idea of creating your own candle scent, pop over to our original Competition post for more info on how to enter and for a chance to win. 🎄🌹🌧🥥🥃 For inspiration why not pop over to our website check out both ranges of candles to see some of Lucy’s amazing scent combos?

 

 

The shop’s doors may be still closed, our lovely scaffolding crown still up, but it is another sunny day ☀️☀️☀️ Happy Tuesday

 

 

Whatever the occasion; we have the card to suit. Put a little smile on a loved one’s face

 

 

A little bit of Ireland for your feet. Perfect for slogging around the house in.

 

 

COMPETITION REMINDER: Only a few days left to submit #yourfivescent For a chance to have your scent of Ireland in summer made into a limited edition Crop candle by the talented Lucy Hergraty of La Bougie Candles. Find our original post, like it and tell us your scent suggestions in the comments. Enter as often as you want between now and midnight of 13th April. The Lucy will pick her fav. 5 for us to vote on. The winning scent will then be turned into an exclusive crop candle for Designist and whoever came up with the winning idea will even get thrown a few freebie candles! So what is your top summer scent of Ireland?

 

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Good Friday Everyone! We are delighted to say a very scrummy shipment of goodies from @thehandmadesoapcompany has just arrived, including their lemongrass and cedarwood handwash, lovely little portable tubes of hand cream and their ever popular soap bars. All free from any nasty chemicals, these are soaps and creams that nourish chaffed sore skin. And they are handmade here in Ireland

 

Now Easter Bunny had been given special clearance by ol’ Leo to distribute Easter eggs, he has enlisted as much help as he can to make sure they arrive on time for tomorrow morning. Paul the Polar Bear is happy to help, but does think Easter Bunny is taking the piss a little expecting him to transport so many eggs without any PPE of his own.

 

 

Hope your Easter is filled with chocolate 🍫 COMPETITION REMINDER: Tomorrow (13th April) is the deadline for our competition; if you want to have #yourfivescent find our original post, like it and tell us your scent suggestions in the comments. The winner will have their summer scent of Ireland made into a limited edition Crop candle by the talented Lucy Hergraty of La Bougie Candles. Enter as often as you want between now and midnight of 13th April. The Lucy will pick her fav. 5 for us to vote on. The winning scent will then be turned into an exclusive crop candle for Designist and whoever came up with the winning idea will even get thrown a few freebie candles! So what is your top summer scent of Ireland?

 

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Don Norman