Shop Guide: Lucky Lane, Limerick

I grew up in North London in the 90s and made regular weekend trips to the rag-taggle Camden Road Market. Already in the throes of development, the further along you travelled towards the Stables, the more quirky uniqueness you would find. These days it is best avoided during the day, bar for the throngs of determined tourists, so it was with absolute joy that I saw the opening of indoor market Lucky Lane on Limerick’s city centre Catherine Street a few years ago, which epitomises the indie spirit of Camden Market’s Stables all those years ago. Read more…

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Project: The beauty of bare wood

Last year I was trawling though my mums attic (the BEST thrifting spot in Ireland) and came across a crusty wood and porcelain bathroom set that I planned to paint and use temporarily in my bathroom until something better came along. I soon discovered, after some generous sanding, that it was solid mahogany. Read more…

Photos: Folk art flowers at the car boot

I have a childlike love for Russian folk art. My eyes are always drawn to the brightly coloured flowers and illustrative flair, which is why I have had this sweet Matryoshka doll sitting on my desk for the last ten years (accompanied by a Bahamian papier-mache fish and a Mexican ceramic bird whistle – those folk artists certainly like colour). Read more…

Project: My thrifted gallery wall

Like many other things in Interior Design, ‘Gallery Walls’ are a passing fad. But I’ll be sticking by them. You see, I am an avid hoarder of paintings, pictures, prints, photographs, illustrations and all things frame-able, so with a mounting collection, and a few bare walls, I decided to air out a few of my favourites and get them up on display. Read more…