From chairs and stools to floral-print linens and beech chessboards, Esther N McCarthy takes a look at some of the best designs in stores and online.
Artist Valerie Walsh Jolley sent us the most creative invitation to her upcoming exhibition in her gallery in Cork’s southside. Pictured here is ‘Glamour Girls’ and I’m sure there’ll be plenty more of them in Douglas, on June 22. Bibi Baskin will be opening the exhibition, and Valerie has put out the invite to all Wishlist readers.
Find out more at www.valeriewalshjolley.com
Isn’t this just a thing of beauty? It’s the Caulfield Country Boards chess board, inspired from artwork taken from the ‘Book of Kells’. The board has been hand-manufactured using home-grown, hardwood flaming beech and the pieces are made from Irish limestone.
It’s €315 from Kilkenny, see more at www.kilkennyshop.com
If you’re in the market for a comfortable and stylish sitting solution for the home office, we spotted this executive office chair at Des Kelly Interiors, it’s €235, see more at www.deskelly.ie/
Sostrene Grene are all about the home office, they’re getting ready to launch a new collection on June 27. Some nice pieces in there, like this pastal chair with red legs.
See www.sostrenegrene.com for more info.
The ebb and flow of arrivals and departures at Cork Airport echoes the beautiful sea and landscapes of Sherkin Island artist, Jo Ashby. Her solo exhibition, ‘Heading West’ can be seen at the airport until June 28. Ashby works in series, investigating and exploring a particular aspect of the landscape or sea. Pictured here is her ‘Walking East, Sherkin Island’ in acrylic.
See more at www.jo-ashby.com/
What beautiful colours in this collaborative piece between Alison Ospina of Greenwood Chairs and artist Etain Hickey. The stool was created by Alison and painted by Etain and can be seen in the latter’s gallery in Clonakilty. We hear there are some exciting exhibitions planned for summer, with ‘Lighthouses, Beacons and Buoys’ in July and ‘Birds Beasties and Friends’ in August. Get yourselves west immediately!
See www.greenwoodchairs.com and www.facebook.com/EtainHickeyCollections/ for more information.
For our Bathroom Shelf slot this week we have YourGoodSkin’s Cica Repair Sleep Paste, a hybrid between a face mask and a skin treatment. It’s aim is to make skin appear brighter, calmer and healthier-looking, it’s €21.99 and is exclusively available to purchase at Boots Ireland nationwide and on boots.ie
Check out this Harvest Floral print from the Fat Face collection, available at Cork’s legendary Household Linens. The shop was founded in 1977 and is a treasure trove of gorgeous designs and top end brands. What they don’t know about fabrics, ain’t worth knowing, folks. This 100% soft cotton bedding pictured here is €69.50 for a double duvet, that includes pillowcases and there’s 10% off all prices in the summer sale at the moment.
Household Linens 118 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. Tel. 021-4277360, www.householdlinens.ie/