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1 The Design Basket

What a gorgeous site this is. Full of soul, intregity and imagination, this site truly delights. It was born of the idea of bringing Irish craftmakers and designers from the secret enclaves of local markets to the online world. And it works. Each piece is lovingly described in detail as is the creative process bringing it to life. The home section caters for clocks, lighting, kitchen ware and tablecloths, wallpaper, notice boards and a ‘for the parlour’ section. It also has stationary and card sets for all your correspondence needs.

* www.thedesignbasket.com

2 Anglepoise

Just when you thought you had seen it all in the lighting sphere a site comes along like this to show you just how diverse things can get. Floor-to-ceiling lamps and everything in between, LED, table, wall lights and more can be found here. All have a gracious angle, hence the perfect name — anglepoise. These lamps have real structure in vivid colours whether it is for reading or creating an ambient light throughout your room. Check out the pendant ceiling shades that bring elegance to any room.

* www.anglepoise.com

3 Cherish Me

For all things nursery-related this site is a good starting point. Primarily a baby clothing and gift site, it has a nursery accessories section which can help you deck out a room before your bundle of joy arrives. Funky wall stickers, bean bags, storage boxes, pretty canvases feature among its collections. Removable black-out blinds, that you can bring anywhere, are also in stock which may suit not just the baby of the house but the parents in need of some shut eye.

* www.cherishme.ie


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