Esther N McCarthy spots cute compacts, unique umbrellas and a Roy Keane rendering... up the rebels!
How decadant is this freestanding bath? A lot of interior trends are drawing inspo from hotel decor, it gives us a sense of luxury in your own home. This is the SONAS signature matt black freestanding bath, it's €1,785, see www.sonasbathrooms.com for more info.
Let's hope we get plenty of sun this summer so a pretty parasol like this will keep the rays off, rather than the rain. This yellow striped Stripesol is from Fatboy, the frame is aluminium and the printed cloth is polyester and machine washable. It's €379 from www.fatboy.com/ie-en
When the restrictions eased up this week and we were told we could travel within our county, there was a lot of smug Cork chatter on social media- blessed are the Corkonians, sure why would you want to go anywhere else? With that in mind, this incredible pencil portrait, entitled KEANO, caught my eye. It's my portrait and cityscape artist, Keith Anderson. He lives in leafy Cork suburbs of Douglas and if you'd like him to create a sketch of you or a loved one, send him on a photo. For price and more info, check him out on Facebook @Keith Anderson Art or Instagram @Keithsart. He's the berries.
We adore this perfect puffin for the new collection of work by Irish illustrator and author Roger O'Reilly. You might recognise the style form his popular collection on the lighthouses of Ireland. Here, he draws inspiration from the birds of Ireland. There are 30 in the collection and archival prints of the work are available for sale on www.irelandposters.ie, prices start at €30.
Don't forget the dads next weekend, Designist have once again outdone themselves with clever cards, smart slogans and deadly designs. Check them all out and order now in time for Father's Day at https://shop.designist.ie/
On the Bathroom Shelf this week are three specially curated three-piece product collections called My Minis, from Alfaparf Milano Ireland's Semi Di Lino range. Very handy compact versions of the bestselling hair products in stylish pouches. They've partnered with Irish illustrator Emma Kenny to create three illustrations for the packaging variations - we reckon they are works of art themselves. Available online (including salons, Beautybag.ie etc.) for €19.95.