Sea horses to sofas, Mole’s breath to teapots — it’s all part of Esther N McCarthy’s wishlist this week.
Teapots don’t get much prettier than this, let’s just hope it pours a good cup of tea without annoying drips. The Pip Studios’ pink teapot is €39.95. Available in Carraig Donn stores nationwide and online www.carraigdonn.com.
What’s not to love about this Julian Smith raku-fired ceramic sea-horse? It costs €45 and is available from The Cat and the Moon, Sligo; Boat House Gallery, Kinsale; Lavit Gallery, Cork.
B&Q have some interesting pieces at the moment, I love this Jonal copper wire table lamp, €53 from stores nationwide.
There is absolutely no excuse for boring lighting anymore. Have a look at this work of art — no less than six lights in a round caged pendent in polished chrome, €440. It also comes in a four-light version. and costs €440. Available from Cork Lighting & Interiors, Kinsale Road, Cork.
www.corklighting.com 021 4317522. We’re big fans of Aisling’s designs here in Wishlist and her latest quirky creation is inspired. Never forget a birthday again with this beautiful calendar, the wooden plaque is 36x10cm and the wooden discs are 3cm, each linked together with jump rings. There is a range of eight colours for the plaque and discs. The plaque and 10 personalised discs is €30, each additional personalised discs is €1 each. P&P is an additional €6 within ROI and NI. They are available at www.loveletterarts.com, just send an enquiry via the websites contact form. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooking Apple Green, Stiffkey Blue; Purbeck Stone and Mole’s Breath are Farrow & Ball’s key colours for 2014. This here for your viewing pleasure is Mole’s Breath. If you can dismiss the image of a little woodland creature breathing on your walls, it could be the coliour to try for spring. Farrow & Ball describe it as “a strong drab which feels like an old friend, and can be used to slightly soften the most contemporary of architectural settings alongside glass and steel.” Or you could chance it as a background colour with stronger tone. Have a mess around before committing to anything. www.farrow-ball.com.
This gorgeous ensemble is on display at Paul & Co’s interior design store, Cork. The lamp with leather shade and calendar, €255; bear ornament with brass tray, €55; large cream lamp, €480; large cream clock, €180; patterned Fabric (Larsen), €200 p/m and the mahogany table is price on request — call into the store in the Monahan Road Industrial Estate, Cork. www.paulandco.ie or email email@example.com.
SOMETHING FOR THE DIARY
Step into spring with home makeover tips from DFS. With the winter months behind us, what better excuse is there to make some changes for the new season? DFS and the Design Doctors invite you to an exclusive interiors event in the Mahon Point Store on Wednesday March 12 from 7pm — 9pm. You can join DFS to celebrate eighteen months of successful trading in Cork and view the range of designer handmade sofas with styles and prices to fit every pocket.
As part of the celebrations, you will get some great style tips from Denise O’Connor and Catherine Crowe, presenters of RTÉ’s Design Doctors. There will be refreshments served and the chance to win the ultimate in luxury, the elegant Mira Sofa, pictured here.
To reserve a place for you and a friend email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address as soon as possible as places are strictly limited. Admission is free but attendees are invited to enter the raffle by making a donation to local charity, Dress for Success, with whom DFS is proud to partner in Cork. Directions to the CityGate store at Mahon Point can be found at www.dfs.ie
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