Alanna Gallagher’s interiors roundup
The nights may be drawing in but you can keep plants and herbs in tip-top condition by using these highly innovative and beautifully-crafted LED lamps for growing vegetables, herbs and flowers. The 100% Design Bulbo Light (bulbolight.com) lamps combine functionality, advanced technology and Italian design. The Cynara lamp is made of anodized aluminium and varnished terracotta and features a single spot LED that works with medium-sized plants, kitchen herbs in particular. It can be planted in the flowerpot or hung above it. It costs €109, ex-delivery.
Matthew Williamson’s new collection for Osborne and Little (osborneandlittle.com ) nails the mood of the moment. The ocelot ombre wallpaper (right) is €67.80 per roll. The cheetah chair fabric is €88.25 per metre. The Pegasus curtain fabric is €122.69. The neon-framed mirror is a style tip worth borrowing to add a rosy glow to your room’s ambiance. Buy at Brian S Nolan (01-2800564, brians nolan.ie) 102 Upper Georges Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
The Tam Tam by Magis is made from rotational-moulded polyethylene and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Designed in 2002, the 35cm by 56cm by 26cm costs €148 at Lost Weekend (01-2140711, lostweekend.ie), 2 St Helen’s court, George’s St Lwr, Dún Laoghaire.
Dublin street artist Solus’ Sweeter Than A Muffin limited edition A3 digital print (right), €20, at Jam Art Factory’s (01-616 5671, jamartfactory.com) premises at 14 Crown Alley, is printed on 180g paper. The signed work is a limited edition of 30.
Blackboard paint is so over. Glassfitti (01-4565424, glassfitti.com) is a new type of dry-wipe board that uses magnetic glass to inject colour into kitchens, bedrooms and even boardrooms. Inspired by traditional whiteboards and designed by former mechanical engineer Keith O’Neill, they are manufactured in the company’s factory at 19 Ballymount Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12. The boards come in two sizes, 40cm by 50cm and 50cm by 80cm, and seven colours: baby pink, mocha, fuchsia, lime, baby blue, ice white and light ivory. To celebrate its launch, Glassfitti is offering Bargain Hunter readers the 40cm by 50cm size, which normally sells at €89, for €69. The 50cm by 80cm size has a rrp of €129. BH readers can buy for €99. Shipping within the Republic is an additional €12.50 or you can collect from the Ballymount premises. The boards can also be customised to any size up up to 240cm by 120cm. These prices exclude the magnets. Offer ends October 18th.
In House (in-house.ie) is running a quartz countertop special offer at all branches. Five linear metres of quartz (above) in three colours; black, cream and white is just €1,299. The quartz has 4cm front edge, a 10cm upstand, hob and sink cut-outs and the price includes fitting. This would normally cost €2,075. Available at all branches.
Maxi and Frank Goodwin of online design shop Inreda (01-4760362, inreda.ie) picked up these new Loop wardrobes stands (above) at Maison et Objet in Paris. Minimalists will love them for home use. They will work well in a home office or retail space. Available in black or white they come in two sizes: small, 150cm by 39cm by 45cm, and large, 150cm by 130cm by 60cm. Normally priced at €265 and €310, Bargain Hunter readers can buy them for €238.50 and €279. Offer ends Sunday, October 6th.
The Orbit sofa, 205cm by 78cm by 96cm, is reduced from €1,299 to €649 at DFS (dfs.ie) stores in Blanchardstown Retail Park (01-6404232) and City Gate, Cork (021-4359306). Available in seven colours; pewter, grey, silver, red, blue, purple and lime, the multi-coloured back buttons are optional and can be ordered in plain. Offer ends October 13th.