last week at designist

Gorgeous things just in! On the left, 2 serving bowls with a wooden lid from the coffee & more series, then a stunning vase from strom on the right. Who wouldn't love receiving either as gifts? We'd take both actually...

 

 

Our shop front looking good in the lunchtime sun ☀️

 

 

Winner of the best hand cream in the Irish Tatler Beauty Awards, this Irish handcream from The Handmade Soap Company blends in quickly, leaving your hands silky soft and smelling of grapefruit and may chang. A lovely treat for anyone.

 

 

For no good reason mundane gadgets and tools are pretty dull to look at. And it’s a shame. Why shouldn’t they be colourful and nice to behold like other things we use? Kikkerland feel the same. Say hello to the rainbow multi tool set. Crafted from extra-hardened stainless steel, it’s super durable and features no less than 8 bit drivers - 3 hexagonal driver heads in various sizes, 1 phillips head screwdriver and a super bright led light! It folds up to a nifty to 7 x 3 x 2 cm approx. The perfect gift for diy enthusiasts and cyclists.

 

 

Want to get more organised but not quite ready to bullet journal your life? This 52 week planner might be for you. Like everything from badly made books, it’s as handcrafted as they get. Printed, bound and formed from recycled and recyclable materials in Dublin and Cork, it opens flat for easy use with a vertical page-per-week layout and opposite blank page for notes and doodling. It has a soft cover with a secretarial pocket for keeping all those bits and pieces like tickets and notes. And as you can see it’s pretty easy on the eye too!

 

“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