Wish List: This week's top buys for your home

From pastel shades to lippy shades, colourful bowls to glorious garlands and eco-friendly candles, Esther N McCarthy delivers an interesting array for you to choose from.

Wish List: This week's top buys for your home

From pastel shades to lippy shades, colourful bowls to glorious garlands and eco-friendly candles, Esther N McCarthy delivers an interesting array for you to choose from.

Don’t miss the exciting art exhibitions that are happening in Dunmore East at The Strand Inn. They’re presented in association with Artform School of Art and the summer series opened with an exhibition by artist Tom King.

There will be six exhibitions in the series, stop by to see work by Irish and international artists, most of them mentors at Artform School of Art. The exhibition will run uninterrupted until mid-September. Pictured here is ‘Boats at Dunmore East’ by Dave West, who painted it in the beautiful County Waterford fishing village.

For more info go to www.thestrandinn.com/, www.theriversidecottage.ie and www.artform.ie

Pictured here is a mesmerising oil-on-linen piece by contemporary landscape artist Ciara Gormley. This is from her most recent work and can be also be seen as part of the series of events at the Strand Inn, Dunmore East.

It’s 70cm x 80cm, find out more about Ciara at www.ciaragormley.com and about the exhibitions at https://www.thestrandinn.com

Beautiful bamboo bowls, these are in the home section of Tk Maxx, yours for €9.99.

On the Bathroom Shelf this week is the brand new Charlotte Tilbury lippy shade, Pillow Talk. The makeup maven’s perfect nude-pink shade now comes with a sparkle in two brand-new shades. Shown here is Pillow Talk DIAMONDS: a gorgeous rose-pink shade.

Yours for €28, exclusive to CharlotteTilbury.com but it will be available in Brown Thomas and Arnotts from September 25.

Some things just work in pairs. Caramel and shortcake, for example... mmmmm caramel. So we’re delighted to hear Triskel Arts Centre and Cork Printmakers have announced a partnership that sees works made by Cork-based artists on sale in Triskel on Tobin Street.

What a great opportunity for art lovers to check out local artists. Cork Printmakers Popup at Triskel is open now, go along and check it out. www.triskelartscentre.ie/

Ester’s Aromas are moving with the times and have launched new environmentally-friendly packaging for their hand-poured candles. The vegan-friendly, ecofriendly candles now come dressed in reusable and recyclable organza material. Available from selected pharmacies and www.estersaromas.com/

On at the Blackwater Valley Arts Centre at the moment is ‘As an Sliogán’, a solo graduate show by Niamh Dorgan. Expect drawings, poetry, paintings and digital collage works on paper, all inspired by nature; Dorgan’s work is textural and full of natural elements.

As an Sliogáin ‘from the shell’ is an exploration of the Irish coastline, the flora and fauna that reside within the sea. Next up at the creative hub in the heart of Fermoy is ‘Janus’, an exhibition of artwork by Cian O’Sullivan from before, during and just after his two years studying for an MA in Art Therapy. The exhibition launches on August 2, see https://blackwatervalleymakers.com/ for more info.

Wouldn’t this sequin garland be cute for a garden party? It’s €8.90 from Debenhams. www.debenhams.ie

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