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  • hunterson magic wallets
    June 1, 2022

    Hunterson Magic Wallet - Practical and full of delight

    Dreamt up by Belgian designer Christophe De Smet while he was backpacking around Austrailia, Hunterson Wallets are based on the Jacob's ladder, a children's toy. Christophe started selling them in markets and got to see first hand the delight on people’s...

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  • Meet the Maker: visual artist Alice Fitzgerald
    May 12, 2022

    Meet the Maker: visual artist Alice Fitzgerald

    Alice Fitzgerald is a Dublin based visual artist and designer. On her website she describes herself as ‘inspired by the organic forms of nature and the geometric shapes of her city life.’ which makes the fact that I asked her...

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  • The ultimate guide to what makes a good gift
    May 11, 2022

    The ultimate guide to what makes a good gift

    Gifting really is designist's ‘raison d’etre’. We love giving, receiving and being part of people’s gift experiences. And, when you're on the inside of so much gifting, you get to see what makes a really really good gift. Is it about...

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  • The benefits of mending, repairing and remaking
    May 4, 2022

    The benefits of mending, repairing and remaking

    Repairing things seems like one of the skills we’ve neglected in this fast paced high consumption world we’ve been living in. When something breaks we throw it away and get a new, better, faster version instead. It gives us an...

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  • Gift Guide: How to give the perfect Graduation gifts
    April 28, 2022

    Gift Guide: How to give the perfect Graduation gifts

    Graduations like many other milestones in life are a public acknowledgment of a personal achievement, but also a marker in life stages. So there’s really two ways you can approach celebrating them with a gift. Something that commemorates the achievement or a gift that helps set them up for the next chapter in their lives. Either way, years of hard work, blood, sweat and tears definitely deserves some recognition. 
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  • our guide to the best housewarming gifts
    April 7, 2022

    our guide to the best housewarming gifts

    Like with many milestones in life, finding somewhere to call home can be an exercise in optimism over reality and reaching that point can be paved with compromises. Anyone managing to get themselves housed in any fashion in Ireland deserves...

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  • hanging around at designist: umage focus
    August 5, 2021

    hanging around at designist: umage focus

    We are fond of a good lightshade here at designist. And we have been particularly taken by these shades by Umage. This Danish company pride themselves in creating high quality, affordable design, while also having a genuine care for the...

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  • Just what is New Kintsugi?
    July 8, 2021

    Just what is New Kintsugi?

    How do you repair cherished, broken objects? There has been a bit of a buzz around the Kintsugi method lately, and not without reason. Kintsugi is an ancient Japanese technique for repairing broken ceramics. Rather than hiding the break lines,...

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