Web Watch: Dezeen Magazine

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

Oporto- and Berlin-based collective Moradavaga built this installation, titled Swing, outside the brass walls of the International Centre for the Arts Jose de Guimarães.

1. Dezeen Magazine: This site attracts a million readers each month, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a fascinating form of design journalism and criticism, with jaw-dropping projects. Want an example? How about a swing that generates electricity? Playing on these swings outside an arts centre in Guimarães, Portugal, generates power for lighting under the floor. Cool.

¦ www.dezeen.com

2. Fadó Jewellery Designers: If it’s good enough for Colin Farrell, tis good enough for me. Featured on DLR Jewellery Designers Network, John Condron of Fadó design is worth checking out. Colin wears one of his rings, we're told. The Rathnew-based designer creates some stunning pieces, most with a distinctive Celtic accent. With a wide range of designs from Celtic abstract creations to the more traditional Claddagh motifs. Go hálainn ar fad.

¦ www.dlrjewellerydesigners.ie

3. O’Riain Pottery: John Ryan, the man behind Oriain Pottery, makes very beautiful stoneware. He says he draws inspiration from his surrounding Lisananny landscape in Co Sligo, with his work reflecting local colours and textures. He has three core ranges, and each piece is hand thrown and hand crafted in the Lisananny studio in Co Sligo. Have a browse.

¦ www.oriainpottery.ie



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