Esther N McCarthy seeks out arty adventures, fabulous fabric, and a cute stunt double to do your yoga.
Lots of cups of tea on the couch going on these days, transport the biccies in style with this Bloomingville mango wood leaf tray, it's €65 from www.amara.com
Søstrene Grene’s got a new collection coming out on May 28. The press release says it'll help transform a child’s room into a place of discovery and adventure. Anything that keeps the little darlings in their rooms and out of your hair is worth a shot. Think storage baskets, decorative figurines of wood and paper, as well as origami lampshades with colourful motifs.
In order to help students, teachers and young art lovers around the country, the Learn and Explore team of Crawford Art Gallery has created resources including time lapse videos and downloadable information. They've created activities suitable for all ages on social media and the website www.crawfordartgallery.ie
For our On The Bathroom Shelf slot this week, we tried out Triumph monthly cycle supplement from Irish company Vitropics. This is a supercharged supplement created by Nichola Flood and is a vitamin, mineral, amino acid and botanical supplement all rolled into one. You take it on the first day of the period, it's colour coded, numbered, and easy to use.
It won't win a tastiest supplement award but it did pick up an industry award for ‘Best Women’s Product 2020’ in the OTC Retail & Pharmacy Product Awards - which is probably more important to be fair. We're feeling the benefits for sure. Available online at www.vitropics.com for €44.99 per month. They are offering a monthly cycle auto-delivery service for €40.35 which comes with a free bottle upon your first order.
Get a load of this Istoriato Cobalt fabric, swoon. Blossoms and birdcages and birds in a printed floral design and shades of cobalt. THe fabric can be used for curtains, cushions, blinds and bedcovers, whatever you want really. Find out more from www.designersguild.com
Feeling the pressure to be doing all those online yoga classes? Let this froggie do it instead, a cute garden ornament, €12.99 from Homesense stores nationwide. www.homesense.ie