Esther N McCarthy is feline fine with cute cat cushions, sustainable scents and wall art with the wow factor.
December saw Dressage as the Colourtrend of the Month, an elegant and warm black tone. The Co Kildare company decided it is time to embrace the moodiness of winter as the evenings grow darker. Colourtrend is available from select stockists nationwide and online at www.colourtrend.ie. Prices range from €75-€82.50 per five litres.
We love Jando’s striking prints, their archival pigment prints are created to retain their vivid colour for a lifetime and are available in various sizes with framed pieces starting from €50. This is Hook Lighthouse, see www.jando.ie for more designs.
I’m loving the colour of this HKD Ceramics succulent pot. It’s hand-thrown, slab built and glazed and fired by hand. HKD Ceramics is a Top Drawer Exhibitor for Spring 2020. This pot is €31.20, see www.topdrawer.co.uk for more info.
Check out scent specialists Laboratory Perfumes in Brown Thomas, available in the Marvel Room. We love the fact that they are gender-free fragrances.
Laboratory Perfumes are scientifically formulated to react to the wearer and evolve over the day. All of the scents and candles are sustainable, free from animal products and cruelty, and recyclable. There are five beautiful scents in the range, available in EDPs and candles. Pictured here is Atlas, spiced with cinnamon, ginger and black pepper.
EDP €85 and the candle is €55. www.laboratoryperfumes.com
This serene piece is by David Coyne who recently featured at Art Source at the City Hall Cork. Coyne is a Limerick-based,self-taught artist, who works with oils as his chosen medium and says he is often inspired by his surroundings. All his work is created with a palette knife. Check out www.davidcoyne.ie
Looking for a bit of wow factor for your home? Behold this incredible wall hanging by Anne Harrington Rees.
Living, gardening and creating in west Cork, Anne is inspired by the natural world all around her. I adore this fuchsia design, it’s €110 and you can find out more at https://anneharringtonreesdesigns.ie/
On the Bathroom Shelf this week is the cult classic brand CeraVe. We wouldn’t be without this in our arsenal against the wild weather — but just because the temperatures have dropped, it doesn’t mean your SPF should too.
This Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25 is light and easy to apply, plus it contains CeraVe’s key ingredients, hyaluronic acid, glycerin and niacinamide, alongside the MVE® delivery system, helping to restore the skin’s natural barrier and guaranteeing all-day hydration.
This is the best €14 you’ll spend this winter. Available in most Irish pharmacies.
River Island has this cute red embroidered ‘Amore’ cat cushion online at the moment. The price is right too, at time of typing it’s reduced from €45 to €12. See www.riverisland.ie