Wish List: Swooning over Smeg and purring over pompoms

Esther N McCarthy swoons over Smeg and purrs over pompoms this week.

Esther N McCarthy swoons over Smeg and purrs over pompoms this week.

Exciting news for Cork artist Éadaoin Glynn as she’s been selected as the cover and featured artist of international arts magazine, ‘Murze’, issue seven. Her painting, Moss Cooled, 2019, is oil and cold wax on cradled panel and is 40x30cm. We’re all thrilled for her!

Catch her upcoming solo exhibition in On the Pigsback, Douglas, on November 22.

Listen to this, a kitchen’s average size has shrunk since the heady days of the 1960s, when cooks had 15.37sq m at their disposal,

according to research from The Used Kitchen Company – www.theusedkitchencompany.com.

Some of their recycled kitchens have some nifty ideas, telling small kitchen owners to look for things like optimised drawer space; handleless units, for a sleek, streamlined look; mirrored splashbacks, to make the room appear bigger; bold coloured base units and lighter wall units; and white or high-gloss finishes that will bounce light around the room.

Feather your nest with this cute Colin Crane 100% cotton towel collection in cool lagoon, from €16 at Meadows & Byrne.

Upcycling fans will love this — Johnstone’s Paints is relaunching its Revive colour palette, with eight new shades in its specially formulated upcycling ranges; Chalky Furniture Paint, Cupboard Paint and Tile Paint. Pictured here is Duck Egg and Cushion White furniture paint.

The new colours pay homage to key interior trends; including Bold Retro, Sherbet Pastels and Refined Scandi, with bold, deep classic coloursand soft pastel tones. Available from a range of national and independent stockists and Woodies. To find your nearest stockist visit www.johnstonespaint.com

Spotted online this week: the pompon universe of MYK! I love this cozy, colourful, crafted rug — created by using up to 1,500 pompons of superior merino wool. Meticulously handmade in Germany. It’s is an ocean of woolen balls extended to a diameter of 160cm, with a total weight of nearly 40kg. www.myk-berlin.com

On The Bathroom Shelf this week is Bubble Falls from the Valmont range. It’s a super light cleanser with a soft foaming texture that really does remove every scrap of make up. Just make sure you avoid the eye area. Available exclusively in Skin by Olga’s Donnybrook clinic for €59. skinbyolga.ie

Helen James’s latest collection for Dunnes is a delight. I love this colourful storage set, the box is €20, the oval caddy is €20, and the bottle caddy is also €20. www.dunnesstores.com

This Smeg dishwasher has it all, triple energy class A, ‘all space’ baskets for a more rational distribution of the dishes, orbital washing system and drying process innovative.

And get this — the cutlery baskets and interior fittings matches that gorgous baby blue on the door. Catch me, I’m swooning. www.smeg.fr

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