Time for a blind tasting
Douglas Interiors (01-475 2951, Douglasinteriors.ie) at 32 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2 has 40 per cent off its Styleline wood blinds. The range is available in 11 colours: white; oyster; natural; sugar; maple; pecan; walnut; chocolate; ebony; and three new hues for 2013: stone; linen; and apple green. There are four slat sizes available; 25mm, 35mm, 50mm and 63mm. A 50mm slat wood blind, 120cm wide with a 130cm drop, normally costs €132. with a 40 per cent discount it costs €79. Measurement is included in the price of homes within the Dublin 1- 24 area. Fitting is not. Fitting costs start at €15 per blind for local fitting - ie homes within a one mile radius of the shop. Douglas Interiors will do nationwide fittings and measuring but these will accrue an additional charge. This offer ends Feb 23rd.
3 of the best:Spurred on to succulent success
The Saguaro clothes line, by Belgian designer Davy Groseman's Das Ding brand (00-32-0470-904691, Dasding.be) is a thing of beauty. The line is hooked between cacti and has been worshipped on design blogs even though it costs an eyewatering €1,160 (£1,000). Too rich for our blood but it did get us thinking about cacti.
The J-me cactus wine rack (far right) will add a sense of fun to any worktop. Made of powder-coated steel in two-tone green it can fit up to eight bottles. It is 100cm high, is 40cm wide and 43cm deep.
It costs about €110.76 (£95) to buy and an additional €29.09 (£24.95) to ship to Dublin when ordered through UK online shop All Tidied Up (00-44- 1462 -349060 Alltidiedup.co.uk)
Go west and channel the great American deserts with this Magis Paradise coat tree designed by Oiva Toikka (left). The multicolour form is only vaguely cactus-shaped but is structurally interesting enough to become a talking point, wherever you put it. It costs €520 through Dún Laoghaire-based Lost Weekend (01-2140711 Lostweekend.ie).
This Cactus Cowboy wallpaper (far left) by Hibou Home costs €85 per roll at The Fabric Mill (045-844 927 Fabricmill.ie), in Johnstown, in Co Kildare. The paper is purchased to order. Expect to wait seven to 10 days for delivery.
It can be ordered online from UK-based Hibouhome.com where it costs approximately €81.62 ( £70), ex delivery.
A reason to recline in style
Greystones-based Ambiance Interiors (01-201 6669 Ambianceinteriors.ie) at Unit 6, Blacklion Retail Centre is offering Irish Times readers who present today's paper 40 per cent off this smart Lexus recliner and matching footstool while stocks last.