Wish List: The InSinkErator

Esther N McCarthy discovers hot kitchen gadgets and cool storage solutions.

Wish List: The InSinkErator

Pic 1: Caffeine junkies take note — if you can’t be waiting for the kettle to boil for your java fix, check out the new addition to the InSinkErator range of steaming hot water taps. Complete with a swivelling spout, it delivers up to 100 cups of 98° water per hour as well as filtered cold water. It’s the 3300 model, for €799, available from Harvey Norman’s, DID Electrical, and Powercity outlets nationwide. See insinkerator.com for more stockists.

Pic 2: Keep an eye out for Dotty Furniture, an Irish company, they have some rather lovely colourful creations — like this Abbey three-door display cabinet, painted with Farrow and Ball’s Dorset Cream, €849 available from dottyfurniture.com or look them up on Facebook.

Pic 3: Finish off your bedroom with this Boudoir chair, €59 from Meadows & Byrne.

Pic 4: Add a dash of damask to your interiors with these cushions from Penneys, €8.

Pic 5: If Indiana Jones had a suitcase, I reckon it would look like this sturdy little number. You can just store your hat and waistcoat in it — whip optional. The large suitcase storage box is €12 and the small one will set you back €8, from Heatons.

Pic 6: Get in a cackling good mood for Halloween with this purple witches hat decoration, available from HomeSense.com for €24.70.

Pic 7: Add a little exotic mood lighting to your home with the Istanbul lantern, available from Heatons for €8.

Pic 8: SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND

If you’re looking for something to do next weekend check out Arnott’s. Showcasing the best in contemporary Irish craft and design, their partnership with the Crafts Council of Ireland saw the launch of a dedicated space in September.

The ‘Irish Craft Collective’ has given over 20 Irish craftspeople the opportunity to retail their products in a department store and on Saturday, Nov 3 and 17, Arnotts will play host to four of the Irish Craft Collectives makers with standalone events taking place in the gift department where customers will have the chance to see the maker’s bringing their crafts to life.

Next Saturday, the makers from the Irish Linen House and Klickity will be in store hosting workshops. The Irish Linen House design and produce embroidered table runners with co-ordinating placemats and napkins in 100% woven Irish Linen.

Kate Cronin from Klickity — a contemporary product design company that creates flat pack interiors and giftware— will also be in-store on the day.

On Saturday, Nov 17, Eric Byrne from Hennessy & Byrne and representatives from Cushendale Woolen Mills will be in store. Eric Byrne will showcase how he learned his craft at his father’s side working with stone, carving it into usable items such as fireplaces and headstones from when he was a boy.

Customers will also have the chance to talk with some of the creators from the Cushendale Woolen Mills and experience how they dye, card and spin all our own yarn to make solid wool blankets and fashion accessories such as pocket stoles, scarves (pictured above) and hats.

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