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Esther N McCarthy selects her choice products and experiences for summer.
Ready for the heatwave, gang? Check out the Dyson Pure Cool purifier fan, which simultaneously controls the temperature and purifies the air. Air Multiplier technology helps maintain an optimum temperature, while capturing 99.95% of ultrafine particles. It also filters out allergens, bad smells and pollutants. It’s available from Dyson.ie and Dyson Demo Zone in St Stephen’s Green shopping centre, priced from €549.99.
On the bathroom shelf this week is the scent of summer, Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau So Sweet. With top notes of white raspberry, bergamot and cloudberries, with daisy tree petal and jasmine milk in the heart of it, it’s a feminine playful fragrance. 50ml is €68.60 and it’s available in Brown Thomas stores and Arnotts Beauty Hall.
Róisin O’Farrell has a new exhibition running at The Killarney Art Gallery until the end of July. This wonderful oil painting is called ‘Present Over Perfect’, it’s 80x60 cms and costs €3,500. Find out more at www.killarneyartgallery.com
Horizon Furniture is currently exhibiting with Design Island in Galway. Fergal O’Leary, based in Cork, is known for his playful and innovative designs — just like this gorgeous Mondrian cabinet. Design Island is a network of designer-makers who pool their resources to promote their work through exhibition both in Ireland and abroad. For more check out www.facebook.com/ designisland.ie/
You can never have enough towels. I like this burnt orange geometric design from the J by Jasper Conran collection, available from Debenhams, starting at €12 and going up to €36, depending on the size. www.debenhams.ie
How stunning is this fibreglass and bronze sculpture by Orla de Brí entitled ‘SHE SILENTLY PROTECTS AND OBSERVES’, it’s €16,500 and is currently protecting and observing the stunning sunken Victorian gardens at the Montenotte Hotel, Cork. It’s part of 35 sculptures exhibiting in the gardens, including Ciaran Patterson, Ray Delaney and Anna Campbell, in association with the Kildare Gallery. Go check them out. www.montenottehotel.com and www.thekildaregallery.ie
This pot planter has a little bit of an oriental feel about it. Wouldn’t it look great with a lush fern or a big spider plant in it? It’s €30 from River Island’s home collection. www.riverisland.com
This blue flower melamine plate would be perfect for summer dining al fresco. It’s from TK Maxx, €3.99, and there’s lots of other designs if you like to mix and match. tkmaxx.ie
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