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Wish list: Groovy products

Esther N McCarthy casts her eye over a selection of groovy products for your home.

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Wish list: Downward dogs, birdie tiles, and shiny new silver cruets

Don’t mind the Downward Dog, try the Downward Lion with this very cool Misaki Kawai yoga mat, €25 from Tiger Stores, Patrick St and Mahon Point, Cork, www.tiger-stores.ie 

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Vintage view: Glittering enamel work known as guilloché

 

THERE are several forms of enamelling seen on antique items, including jewellery, but for my money guilloché, a relative newcomer, is the most luxurious and eye-catching.

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Wish list: Colour, pattern, vivacity

It’s all in the mix from Esther N McCarthy.

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Vintage view: Winnie-the-Pooh

Kya deLongchamps celebrates a bear of very little brain, but very large heart, with some collectables for your honey pot.

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Wish list: Picks for May

It’s blossom time and the odd pop of pastel pink occurs in Esther N McCarthy’s picks for May.

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Wish list: Garden goodies

Esther N McCarthy goes garden mad this week with a pick of pastoral pleasures.

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Vintage view: The contour Coca-Cola bottle

 

Kya deLongchamps discusses a design icon as American as apple pie — the contoured, Coca-Cola bottle — first manufactured a century ago.    

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Wishlist: Sunny picnics and April showers

This Arran St East mug and pourer set is inspired by the markets area of Dublin.

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Vintage view: Finnish designer, Alvar Aalto's domestic works

 

Kya deLongchamps takes an appreciative look at three domestic works, still in production, by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto who passed away 40 years ago this year.  

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Wishlist: Some chic and cheerful gems for your home

Give your home a lift with a splash of seasonal colour. Esther McCarthy unearths some chic and cheerful gems.

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Vintage view: Collectable thimbles

 

Kya deLongchamps really has her finger on the pulse when it comes to collectable thimbles.

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Wish list: Summertime shopping

Esther McCarthy lifts her Kinsale leather tote, knots her Silke scarf and goes shopping for summer.

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Wish List: The perfect mix

Jingly jewellery, cosy cushions, cheery chicks — it’s all in the mix from Esther N McCarthy.

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Wishlist: Bags of gorgeous things

Bags of gorgeous things to pick over in this week’s lucky bag from Esther N McCarthy.

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Wish list: Geometrics, florals and fancy window dressing

Geometric prints are still trending, and why wouldn’t they be? Have a peek at this small but sweet blue and white stool, I love the wooden little legs too. 

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Vintage view: Old ceramics

 

Kya deLongchamps begins an occasional series giving good advice on identifying antiques by their material. This week she begins with the outwardly terrifying world of old ceramics.  

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Wish list: Themes for spring homes

Soft gold colours and copper burnished guitars are just some of the themes for spring homes, Esther N McCarthy discovers.

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Wish list: Mother's Day gifts

We’re all about the mammies this weekend, so Esther N McCarthy has done a swift gift foray for those to whom we owe everything.

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Wish list: Odd grassy troll and a few bits more, besides

The kids will adore these animal characters, making their grassy hair grow is really easy too. 

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Wish list: Primrose yellow, azure blue and earthy tones.

Check out these Hessian baskets, too at €6.99. Each pack contains a small, a medium and a large basket. Available in Aldi stores this week.

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Wish List: Low-budget Valentine’s Day love-in

Esther N McCarthy spends some time in the bedroom this Valentine’s weekend — purely for research — and suggests a fry-up for breakfast to complete the low-budget, love-in. 

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Wish List: Chill out time

A book, a window seat and an hour of peace — take time out with Esther N McCarthy’s picks this week. 

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Wishlist: Fine bone china mugs

Jungle themes in teals and greens, Nelson reproductions and sensible graters — this week’s picks from Esther N McCarthy.

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Wish List: Bright and cheerful buys

Spring is just around the corner and Esther N McCarthy is here to show you the way to bright and cheerful buys for the home — at all price points.

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Wish List: The greenery of spring

Faith Ryan finds cute frogs amongst the greenery, cardboard chairs, elephant cushions and more. 

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Wish List: Grabbing the spring feeling

Faith Ryan is looking forward to spring now that the mid point of winter is past and the daffs’ are up.  

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