Esther N McCarthy finds funky fabric and Bantry baskets as well as exploring virtual galleries.
I've found myself drinking a wee bit more wine of late, what can I say? This empty wine rack spoke to me. It's from Amara, €74. www.amara.com/ie
I love this fabric from Designers Guild, it's a statement design from the house of Lacroix, digitally printed onto cotton velvet. If South American Aztec patterns and vintage prints is your thing, go crazy with this - from curtains to bedcovers - it could be anything. www.designersguild.com
Want to support a local family-run business while thanking your own staff? Sisters Hannah and Rachel Dare of organico.ie in Bantry, have come up with a really lovely way for employers to show appreciation to stay-at-home workers. You can send a ready-made pack of enticing snacks, drinks, and self-care products direct to the doorstep. ‘We’re all looking for little ways to make each other smile right now,’ Hannah says. Here, here.
We're very excited about Incognito - Part Two. The virtual gallery of 978 original pieces of postcard-sized art features artists from all over Ireland including Una Sealey, The Project Twins, Guggi, and Bridget Flinn. Part One sold out immediately but you have another chance to get your hands on an original piece next Thursday, May 28 at 10am. It's all in aid of Jack and Jill Foundation. Here's two samples here, see www.incognitostore.ie for more information.
On the Bathroom Shelf this week is CeraVe Reparative Hand Cream. Don't forget to moisturise those mitts with all the handwashing going on. Lots of lovelies in the ingredients list - ceramides, hyaluronic acid and glycerin. It's €5.50 from pharmacies and online at www.cerave.com/