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.


Bugs beware

Tell flies to buzz off with a simple but effective food cover. This design from Eboutique (051 293 888,, an online enterprise based in Stradbally, Co Waterford, is being offered to Irish Times readers less 10 per cent. The large, 40cm in diameter, normally €4, can be purchased for €3.60; the small, 30cm in diameter, normally €3.50, will be €3.15. They come in pink, blue or white and fold down to fit in a drawer when not in use. Delivery is €3.95. Offer ends July 31st.


French dressing

To celebrate Bastille Day Galway-based Francophone La Maison Chic (091 530 694, 11 Lower Abbeygate St, Galway, is offering 20 per cent off its entire fabric range to Irish Times readers who present today’s column. Shop Andrew Martin to Zoffany or this patriotically-hued Jane Churchill collection pictured.

On the curtains is Porlock stripe, normally €71.99, that can be purchased for €58; the mattress ticking-like Selworth Stripe blue on the sofa, normally €61.99 can be purchased for €50. On the cushions is Spinnaker in charcoal and blue, both normally costs €61.99, but can be bought for €50. The coral print to the rear, Under The Sea, normally sells for €73.99 but can be purchased for €59. All the fabrics pictured are 140cm. This offer is available from tomorrow, July 11th, to July 18th inclusive.

Three of the best... hanging chairs

The Globo Chair, made of Scandinavian spruce laminate, can sit in the garden or hang from a tree or a beam in a sun room or you can fix it to the ground using a stand, 127cm by 170cm by 136cm, which costs €300. It costs €499 and includes the cushion pictured. The stylish seat, 121cm in diameter, is available through West Cork-based Hammockology (021-2348479, or via UK-based Hammockology will deliver the chair free to anywhere in Ireland.

This powder-coated metal 1900 hanging chair, 110cm by 74cm, is designed by French brand Fermob ( and you can order it through The Cowshed (01-280 8071, Glasthule, Co Dublin. Available in a choice of 24 colours it cost €412. Delivery will take eight to 10 weeks and it isn’t suitable for use in a coastal location, as it will rust.

Or time-travel back to the 1970s in this wicker hanging egg-style seat. The style comes with a stand that will look groovy on patios as well as conservatories and sun rooms. Long flowing cheesecloth dress an optional extra. The Florence Hanging Egg chair is reduced from €550 to €345 at Kilquade-based Outdoor Furniture (01-2878404 while stocks last.



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