Esther N McCarthy gets us winter ready.
Irish brand Punc Bottles is based in Skibbereen. We love John Cavanagh and Trish Mulvaney’s colourful drinking bottles. 100% non-toxic and made from food-grade stainless steel, they are BPA- and BPS- free (synthetic chemicals).
Durable, safe and funky — perfect for schoolbags as well as the health conscious. The bottles start at €12.
See www.puncbottles.com for more info.
With the change in weather, it might be worth thinking about investing in a dehumidifier. Dust mites, mould, mildew and seasonal allergies are all things that can be traced back to excess humidity.
The lads at ByeMould — a Cork-based dehumidifier review website — aim to help people decide on the best dehumidifier on the market. This one is the Durosonic DH05 mini dehumidifier, €59.99.
See www.byemould.com or find them on Facebook.
Feast your eyes on these Anagama wood-fired bottles by Ursula Tramski.
The price tag is €180 each and they are available from I am of Ireland online www.iamofireland.ie or by appointment from the gallery outside Youghal 087 7997 317.
Cora Murphy’s latest collection, ‘The Big Sky’, is launching on September 30. This collection brings together work from some of her favourite places in Ireland.
The artist says she was lucky to spend a lot of the summer out in the landscape while on a six-week residency in Ballycastle, north Mayo and also in The Burren .
“Both places re-invigorated my love of the Irish landscape and you’ll see their influence in these paintings,” says Murphy.
We love this oil on canvas called In the Burren. Her website is nearly up and running but you can email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
With the kids back doing homework on the kitchen table, go for gold in the neat stakes with this very cute thimble desk tidy, €15 from Harvey Norman.
Dishing out your salad will be a whole event with this thoroughly terrific twig salad servers from Marks & Spencer, €22.50
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