I’m starting to hear about more and more eco businesses in Ireland, which is such a great development. I appreciate that the cornerstone of zero waste is shunning new purchases where possible but sometimes we need to replace those essentials and if we can buy from a company that is doing their bit to ensure […]
Anyone who’s been reading this blog for a while will know that I kinda have a thing for paper craft. I love how you can create something stunning, and often functional, from a renewal material and for relatively little. I am currently lusting after these amazing paper bird lamps by two architects based in Portugal.
Being a former Interior Architect I always have my eye out for beautiful planet-positive interior products. I love the colour and texture of these braided rugs from the aptly named Braided Rug Company. Small factories have been making braided rugs in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains for the last 100 years. The yarns […]
I’m chuffed to bits with my homemade bauble wreath, which I finished yesterday. I’ve coveted one since I saw them in a shop a few years ago but couldn’t justify putting more plastic into the world. So I set about scouring charity shops for plastic baubles and this year I managed to collect enough. It’s […]
I love a good craft show, it’s my kryptonite! And this year’s National Craft Fair in the RDS did not disappoint. There were hundreds upon hundreds of fabulous handcrafted items ranging from handmade soap, candles, knitwear, jewelery, bags, art and on and on and on. It would be impossible write about them all here so […]
Recently I read an interview with Douglas McMaster, chef and founder of Zero Waste restaurant Silo in Brighton. He made a very interesting point in relation to waste when asked about examples of waste in restaurants, such as the Fat Duck binning plates ready to go to a table if they sit for longer than […]
I adore the colourful placemat and costers by Dundalk based company Green Gorgeous. Made from 100% wool felt in Ireland these are gauranteed to brighten up any table. E
I love all things paper so i was really taken with these cardboard speakers from Newfoldr. The initial concept is simple Newfoldr supplies the electronics for either speakers, a fan or a lamp and you supply the used cardboard but the creators of these products also want to build a community of passionate individuals willing […]
Delighted to finally get my hands on a Baavet wool filled pillow. I’ve heard great things about these from friends and wanted to replace my now decrepid hollowfibre with a healthier, biodegradable alternative.
I had an amazing time learning to make Baskets with Heike Kahle of Baurnafea Studio at Tinahely Farm. Not only was the setting, food and teacher fabulous, the group of 5 women were absolutely lovely and we talked about everything from fashion to politics. The day flew and I’m delighted with the basket i created!