Pic 1: Anything that’s good enough for a gang of world leaders is good enough for Wishlist.
Finline Furniture produced the furniture for the 2013 G8 summit in Lough Erne, Fermanagh. This is the Howard Love Seat, available in a choice of fabrics from €850 from Finline Furniture. Every sofa and chair is handcrafted and made using the very best raw materials in Emo, Co Laois — and is autographed by the great Irish craftspeople who created it, no less. www.finlinefurniture.ie
Pic 2: Harvey Norman are sitting pretty with this gorgeous Alice leather armchair, €799 from stores nationwide.
Pic 3: Like your light subtle? Check out these charming balls of cotton-like lamps. They come in a pack of 20 lights courtesy of Irish designer Leigh Tucker, exclusively for Dunnes Stores, €32.
Pic 4: Philips have a very fancy-dan docking speaker with bluetooth in stores now. This dashing docking speaker delivers crystal-clear sound that fills your personal space and ensures wireless Bluetooth streaming and also synchronises your iPod/iPhone/ iPad with your PC. €169.99 from electrical stores or check it out online, www.philips.ie
Pic 5: This rather special cuckoo clock was a best seller for the guys at Muji Ireland last Christmas, and this year it’s back. An innovative approach to a classic design, the cuckoo clock has two chime functions and employs a clever light sensor so it does not ring in the dark. Can stand alone or be mounted on a wall. With a store in Dublin, you can also shop on line at www.muji.eu
Pic 6: TK Maxx are involved in working to provide skills and an income to 12 remote rural communities in the Rwenzori region of Western Uganda, through the proactive sourcing of products to sell in their stores. And what lovely products they are. I love these Raffia baskets, the fab decorative cow horns and there’s a lovely set of placemats to finish off the look. Prices start at €12. www.tkmaxx.com
Pic 7: With Swarovski crystal sapphires, this parrot can perch on me any day. It’s from a new online Irish company, Jasper Jewellry. You’ll get plenty of attention with this bright bird. The brooch is finished in 14 carat gold with multi-colour Swarovski elements, beak enamelling and an oversize sapphire cut Swarovski blue. The lads at Jasper assure me it’s got a quality pin, hinge and catch for years of wear. €105 available at www.jasperjewellery.com
Pic 8: You can’t beat a good ole cup of java on these dark evenings. With several biscuits, obviously. Debenham’s stainless steel 8 cup cafetiere looks like you’d get a grand cup out of it, and stylish too. €40.
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