making gift shopping bear-able

We have done a little restock of our books for kids this week. Bedtime stories are a favourite in our house; it is a great way to spend a little bit of time with the kids before bed and it helps to wind things down after the excitements of the day. Unless we read ‘Don’t worry little crab’ or ‘The Presidents Surprise’, as the son loves these both so much he ends up jumping up and down on the bed reciting the books from cover to cover. Both are now available in paper back. Me, I am always (not so) secretly pleased when they chose ‘Tiny and Teeny’, as a I love the illustrations in this book.
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However you like to do bedtime stories, we have a lovely little collection of Irish books for little minds to grow with. Check them out. 

 

 

I have a real soft spot for enamelware. I love the feel of it and how it looks. Did you know enamelware is made by melting glass powder onto a tough metal surface like steel? Because of the glass, this makes the surface really hygienic and anti-bacterial because it is not even a teeny bit porous. We currently have these really lovely butter dishes and measuring jugs in stock. Available in an orange or blue design, both a stunning, and just lovely to use. The enamel parts are dishwasher safe and heat resistant.

 

 

Love fresh herbs but don’t have much window sill space in the kitchen? These Okidomes are a really clever way to keep those indoor herb gardens growing green and ready for when you need them. They even have a little water reserve meaning it doesn’t matter if you forget to water them every now and again. They are designed to stick into the glass with super strong suction pad that will attach to anything with a shiny hard surface, like glass, ceramic, even fridges.

 

 

RESTOCK! Delighted to have had a new batch of these gorgeous candles arrive yesterday. Bluebell, rain, grass, rhubarb and earth. All made with vegan soy wax and perfectly blended amount of fragrance, you have to smell these candles to fully appreciate just how good they are.

 

 

Designer Focus: If you are a regular to Designist you will be very familiar with the cheerful, tea-tastic cards by @teeandtoast. Did you know she hand draws each smiley face on her tea-riffic range of cards? We love the gentle humour and bursts of colour these cards bring to the shop, and you folk seem to agree as they are consistently up in our bestsellers. Sure, who doesn’t love friendly sloths and bear hugs? . We are open today from 12.30 until 5pm. Click and collect and delivery also possible via our website :) happy Sunday everyone!

 

 

We are proud of all the #madelocal products we have in Designist. And we are working hard to make sure we continue to support makers and designers who work and make here in Ireland. . We are closed today but you can still visit us online, order for delivery or collection, or pop into us Tuesday-Sunday each week

 

In need of a bear-y nice day or a super big bear-hug? Okay, we can’t give out hugs, BUT we do have lots of bear themed things in store. If heading into town feels a little bit un-bear-able sure we are always online :)

 

“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