Esther N McCarthy spies sunshiney lampshades and wistful wallpaper this week.
This is a fascinating watercolour is by Sarah Iremonger, from her latest exhibition, Vessels. It it titled North America 1000AD; Sudan 3500BC. Sarah says: “My work uses a multidisciplinary approach, of found, created and adapted images. Disciplines include painting, drawing, digital media and neon.”
Based in Co Cork for over thirty years, Sarah’s work appropriates romantic and modernist traditions, putting a new twist into the dialogue. Check out www.sarahiremonger.com
Søstrene Grene are gearing up to launch their lifestyle collection on Jan 30, inspired by ‘Hygge’ - a state of happiness , contentment and warmth. The collection will be available in stores worldwide, including Georges Street Dublin 2, Dun Laoghaire, Blanchardstown, Cork, Limerick, Belfast, Newry and Bangor.
I like this porcelain fish vase, available in Off White, Silver Grey and Petrol, €4.18. www.sostrenegrene.com
Russell Hobbs have a collection of kitchen essentials called the Matte Black Desire range.
Pictured here is the 3-in-1 Hand Blender (€49.99), the Jug Blender €59.99) and the Food Processor (€79.99). The range is available from independent electrical retailers nationwide.
This ball of sunshine is the GRIMSÅS, pendant lamp, €50, from Ikea. www.ikea.ie
This beautifully boisterous piece is by South African artist Joanne Taylor, titled ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’. Joanne says: “I am fuelled entirely by the energy and joy of imagination, which allows me to have fun, and make fun, by recombining personal fragments of memories into new images, invoking for others, I hope, the same sense of humour and paradox which life is.”
This is Oil on Board - 20” x 16” and is €1800, available from Declan Mulvaney at www.killarnyartgallery.com
Penney’s have these cool mint green tin plant pots, they’d be perfect for your herbs on the kitchen counter. the price is right at €1.50.
On the Bathroom Shelf this week we have a wonder product. It’s the Bi Falls dual-phase makeup remover for eyes, from Valmont’s Purity Range. Super luxurious, it works hard while being really gentle with the sensitive eye area.
Waterproof or heavy makeup comes off easily and most importantly, no greasy residue. Valmont is stocked exclusively in Skin by Olga’s Donnybrook clinic. See https://skinbyolga.ie/ for prices.
Wallpaper looks like it’s continuing to be a strong interiors trend for 2020, with tropical, floral and botanical wallpapers a key look. It’s nice to introduce a natural note to your home, connecting to nature. Pictured here, is the Oiseau Fleur bourgeon wallpaper, a bit of a mouthful, but wow, a scene-stealer. It’s from Designers Guild.