Web Watch: ‘Albert, Ernest & the Titanic’ exhibition at CIT Wandesford

Every week Esther N McCarthy picks her top three interiors sites.

1. Design Week

A user-contributed festival focusing on design, this promotes events across Ireland. The committee works with design organisations, collectives, colleges, companies and studios and there’s everything from walks, talks, launches, exhibitions, and workshops. Today at 6pm, you an check out Jamie Murphy’s ‘Albert, Ernest & the Titanic’ — a collection of original black and white lino-cut prints. It’s on in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

¦ www.designweek.ie

2. Retronaut

Join Retronaut and save your favourite stuff from across time, a warehouse for time capsules, if you will. You can search by category — like fashion and beauty — or by decades. I clicked on to the 1970s and lo! what wonders to behold!1971: David Bowie in dresses, 1977: Princess Leia kissing Chewbacca, 1978: Michael Jackson and Oscar the Grouch; 1979: Fidel Castro Leaves New York City; and then just to sum up the entire decade, 1970s: The Nipple Bra.

¦ www.retronaut.com

3. Paper Source

Do something creative everyday, urges this quirky home decor site. Go into top searches and somewhat incongruously there’s a ‘Hedgehogs’ tab. How could I resist? There are hedgehog magnets, a glitter pine cone hedgehog ornament, hedgehog dryer balls, hedgehog notepads, journals, wrapping paper, and lip gloss. You heard me, hedgehog lip gloss. I’m sure there’s lots of lovely other stuff on there, but I couldn’t drag my eyes away for all the hedghogginess.

¦ www.paper-source.com

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