Craft Ideas for Christmas
This is where the jaded should come to shop. Etsy is packed full of crafted, home-made and vintage items that provide a refreshing alternative to homogenised shopping centre offerings.
Were you really going to give your best friend a two-for-one toiletry gift set from a chainstore chemist? Get her some funky Mad Men-style 1960s jewellery, a hand-knitted scarf or Wonder Woman comic book heels. Most sellers deliver to Ireland and if you’re crafty yourself, you can set up a seller’s account.
The Last Days of Gravity
A pixelated, low-resolution camera phone image is the direct inspiration for the latest exhibition by Irish artist Enda O’Donoghue, which opened last Friday in the Limerick City Gallery of Art.
O’Donoghue has scoured the internet for seemingly mundane throwaway snaps and interpreted them, pixelated glitches and all. His images can be found at endaism.com/ recentpaintings. Sometimes bleak, sometimes solipsistic and often damaged or flawed . . . is this modern, technology-enhanced humanity?
Amazon Funny Reviews
You could get all your shopping done online or or you could procrastinate by visiting this hilarious compendium of the wittiest and silliest Amazon product reviews.
A review for methylated spirits: “From the moment you remove the cap you realise you’re in for a treat. Fresh, bright, smoky, with a mineral edge and rounded, fruity nose possessing some edge and no little bite, yet remaining smooth, balanced and satisfying. This is a drink to enjoy with friends in a park.”