Bargain Hunter

Hanging chairs, flower storage and all the latest in summer interiors

Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 01:00

Trending .... weaving a magic spell

Belgium designer Sep Verboom, was only 21 when he partnered with social environmentalist Hon Nida Cabrera to innovate the waste management in Cebu City, Philippines. Fantasized takes old table fans purchased in junkshops and combines them with the traditional rattan weaving techniques of local craftsmen to create a collection of handmade homewares that as well as looking good will make you feel good about buying them. The range includes mirrors from €165, poofes from €230, a side table, €430 and pendant light, €180. All are available to pre-order now at


We heart storage

Cut down on clutter with these vintage- inspired trio of storage cases from At Home with Ashley Thomas at Debenhams (1890 946 779, The flower and heart printed cardboard cases are reduced 50 per cent from €62 to €31 while stocks last. They come in three sizes; small 19.5cm x 28 by 8cm; medium 21.5 x 31 by 9.5cm and large, 23.5 x 34 x 10.5cm.


Hot pots for the garden

Stylish planters will lift the look of terraces and balconies. Left to right; the zinc style comes in three sizes, normally €65, €50 and €15.The metal design adjacent also comes in three sizes, normally €195, €150 and €95.The rectangular rattan planter to the rear of shot, €120 and the square rattan, €85. The ceramic ring planter comes in two sizes, priced €195 and €85.The small square wooden planter, €99, the large €199. The irregular wooden style is €125. La Vie En Rose (021-4708784, in Ballinspittle, Co Cork, is offering Irish Times readers who present today’s column the chance to buy any of these styles pictured less 10 per cent. Offer ends July 17th.


Sundae drivers

Alessi’s Big Love ice cream sundae set, 15cm by 12cm, comprises a cooling, stainless steel inner bowl that sits in a fluro coloured thermoplastic resin footed dish available in seven tasty colours; lime green, pistachio green, lemon, ice, a raspberry pink, a Smurf-like blue and orange crush. It usually retails for €37 but the nice people at Westport-based Liberties (098 50273, The Quay, Westport, Co Mayo, are offering Irish Times readers who present today’s column 10 per cent off while the sun shines. Delivery costs €5. Buy two and delivery is free. This offer is also available to buy online to Irish Times readers. Use code “ice cream”; the offer ends July 24th.


Get style, get lucky

Bring a little luck into your abode with this quatrefoil or four-leaf clover motif with this new range of accent tables at Karl’s Furniture (01-626 0600 Kylemore Road, Dublin 10. The mirror top collection features a lamp table, 40.5cm by 40.5cm by 55.75cm, and a lower coffee table, 76.25cm by 76.25cm by 45.75cm. The former usually retails for €295 and the latter for €649. Irish Times readers who present today’s column can buy it for a special introductory price of €249 and €539 respectively.

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