Keep clutter to a minimum with this house-shaped magazine rack (35 cm by 15cm). Made of powder-coated metal, it comes in pink or silver and is reduced from €39.95 to €27.96 as part of the summer sale at Mira Mira (01-2196668, miramira.ie) in Sandymount, Dublin 4. Sale ends June 2
This castle bouncer and slide (365cm by 274cm by 213cm) is reduced from €299.99 to €199.99 at Smyths Toys Superstores and online at smyths.com. The Delta double swing and seesaw (184cm by 162cm by 330cm) - perfect for little ones and adults who haven’t quite grown up - is half price at €49.99.
This durable stoneware Hairy Bikers buffet dish is half price at €27.47 in the Kilkenny Shop (kilkennyshop.com) in Cork city, Douglas Shopping Centre, Galway, Shanagarry, Stillorgan and Nassau Street. The blue and cream glazed dish is perfect for pot roasts, stews, rice dishes and casseroles, looks great at the table and easy-to-clean nonstick coating.
These pear-shaped leather bean bags (120cm by 80cm) are down from ?200 to ?99 at Michael Murphy stores (michaelmurphy.ie) on Edward Street in Newbridge (045-431868) and New Ross Retail Park in Co Wexford (051-448944). Available in red, fawn, black and brown.
There are still a couple of weeks to send fans of James Joyce’s Ulysses this homage to the wanderings of Leopold Bloom. Rachel Kerr’s typographic map notes the landmarks that were in existence on June 16th, 1904. The foil design of the city centre, 24cm sq, is printed on 700gm turquoise board, inspired by the cover of the first edition of the tome. It costs €60 from leopoldsday.com (plus 5.90 P&P both nationally and internationally). And speaking of blooms, Bloom in the Park starts today and runs until June 3rd. Tickets for adults cost €20 and children go free; bloominthepark.com.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . OUTDOOR INDULGENCES: Set the mood for indulgent Great Gatsby-inspired parties with a louche and laid-back outdoor space. These sunny sorbet-coloured seat pads from Carolyn Donnelly's Eclectic range for Dunnes Stores cost from €20 each. Also in the collection is a black-and-white geometric print rug, €80, and a sunshine throw, €55. Retro-print cushions are €20.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . OUTDOOR INDULGENCES: Waterford Crystal's Mixology Collection includes coupes for €280 for a set of four, tumblers for €130 per pair and decanters for €260 each. Available at the Waterford Wedgwood boutique at Brown Thomas, Dublin.