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    Wrapping it up: gift wrapping tips from the pros
    November 18, 2021 jennie flynn

    Wrapping it up: gift wrapping tips from the pros

    It's that time of year again. You’re about to flex those gift wrapping muscles. Fold, tie, pull, curl, stick, fold back, do it again, and again; it’s a test of dexterity and patience. It’s the perfectionists’ ultimate challenge, and a gruelling ordeal for the clumsier, well-meaning gifters at the back. But in fairness, some wow-worthy...

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  • #TakeYourHouseplantForAWalkDay
    August 26, 2021


    Yup, it's a day. The 27th of July. I am fuming a bit to have missed it last month, but now I know if it's existance, it seems too good not to talk about. Some say that the changing of...

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  • Sustainability - playing our part
    August 12, 2021

    Sustainability - playing our part

    The daily news hasn’t been an easy read or watch or listen over the last couple of years. We had Brexit doom dominating the airwaves for months, then the Covid-19 pandemic swept right in, and made all that look like...

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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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  • designist on da radio
    July 15, 2021

    designist on da radio

    We were only just delighted to have Jennie on Newstalk this morning, chatting away to Pat Kenny about designist. If you missed it, the interview will be available to listen to shortly on their website.  There are a number of other...

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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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  • introducting: slow pharmacy
    July 1, 2021

    introducting: slow pharmacy

    The slow pharmacy founders, Lee & Jeong, strongly believe in the power of plants and their ability to improve and enhance our well-being. They ask us to welcome nature into our home allows to bring a touch of serenity and relaxation. Through slow pharmacy they have created perserved...

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  • 2021 - part deux!
    July 1, 2021

    2021 - part deux!

    HOW did this happen? July 1st! We have officially entered the second half of 2021!  School’s out, pints are sorta-kinda in, and with 2020 as our last point of comparison, this summer feels fairly ‘normal’, right?  For the next few...

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