This week at designist

Ice cream and Olive oil?! Yes, you heard it here first! We learned about this delightful idea from Sarah of @sarahskitchen during our olive oil tasting. So now we're trying the Pagos de Toral Picual with Murphy's Brown Bread ice cream, and it's divine! Add the tiniest pinch of salt ("enough that you'll be looking for it" says Sarah) for a cool, creamy, flavoursome treat!

 

 

Check out these lovely natural Bamboo straws. One way to do our bit for the planet is by recognising unnecessary waste we create, and cutting it out if possible. Using a set of reusable drinking straws can save the earth from many bits of non-recyclable plastic, so it's worth investing in a set you'll be happy to use over and over. Made without any chemicals these sturdy bamboo straws are 100% natural (expect varying thicknesses as Mother Earth doesn't run a factory). Bamboo is anti-bacterial and a very sustainable crop as it grows quickly without the need for fertiliser, making these rustic straws a great step towards reducing single-use plastics.

 

 

Our Frank Green coffee cups are back in stock! These lovely reusable cups are curved to fit comfortably in your hand and made from premium, safe materials that are stain and odour free, so your coffee won't taste weird. The best part is that in just 15 uses you'll offset the environmental impact it took to make your frank green. These are truly well-designed, stylish and convenient cups that you'll be proud to carry around. Now all you have to do is decide which colour you want!

 

 

 

We're all stocked up with greeting cards for all occasions. Birthdays, Weddings, Retirement, New Baby, Goodbye. Some of our cards are from the brilliant Lagom design, some from the lovely Claire at Tee and Toast and the rest are made by ourselves with designs by local artists and designers. All our cards are printed and packed in Dublin using a non-plastic compostable sleeve from the lovely folks at @ecolandireland.

 

 

Seedballs are back in stock! Pair them with a Beepot or Bee Block for a lovely summery gift that will encourage bees and butterflies into the garden! 

 

 

“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