Wish List: Some delightfully eclectic products we need in our lives

From scented-candle delights to stylish corner couches and dinosaur lunch boxes, Esther N McCarthy peruses an eclectic range of products.

We’re trying to find the perfect corner couch for a very imperfect space at the moment, so I’m slightly obsessed with them at the moment. I spotted this Atlas sofa in Finline Furniture. It ticks a lot of boxes: Irishmade, it can be made to any size, in any fabric, and there a 20 year guarantee with it. Finline have a sale on at time of typing, the Atlas is €1,640. They have showrooms in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Laois or check them out online, www.finlinefurniture.ie/

Jo Malone have revealed a new addition to the Cologne Intense range which launched this month. This candle is Myrrh & Tonka, billed as an oriental, woody scent. €64 from Brown Thomas and Arnotts or check it out online at www.jomalone.com

If you’re looking to create a calm ambience in the house, give VOYA’s diffuser collection a try. Pictured is their calming Cedarwood and Bergamot, €46 from Kilkenny Shops. www.kilkennyshop.com

Add a pop of colour with this mustard velvet cushion. I love the silver edging detail. This is €16.99 from Homesense — their Cork store is on Patrick Street or go online to www.homesense.ie

If you have the privilege of making lunches for a dinosaur lover, you might fancy this fun lunch box from Rex London’s Prehistoric Land range. Just the right size for sandwiches, it’s €5.60 but be careful — according to the website, it’s not microwave friendly and the lid has to be handwashed. www.rexlondon.com

Behold my online pick for this week, the smoochiest shoe wiper I’ve seen this year — so far. Seductive, suggestive, everything you WOULDN’T expect in a doormat, but hey, it’s January. The Red Candy mat, made from all natural coconut husk, is yours for €22 at www.redcandy.co.uk

I’m only weak for this minimalist, matte, floor lamp from Next Ireland. It’s called the Brooklyn and it is €65. The height is 150cm and width is 25cm, see more at www.next.ie/

I just love the size of this Zoey corner couch, perfect for snugger spots, right? I adore the colour too but if it’s not your style, there’s eight shades available, everything from very vibrant to more muted tones. Slim arms and sleek legs complete the look. It’s from Harvey Norman Ireland, €1,799, www.harveynorman.ie


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