These Seves ( coloured glass blocks offer a very contemporary take on traditional stained glass. The Mendini Collection, available exclusively at the Glass Block Company (086-3857539,, Cromer’s Yard, Leixlip Road, Lucan, come in the 16 colours above. The metallic, colour-injected designs, 19cm square by 8cm deep usually retail for €15.38 per block. Bargain Hunter readers who present today’s column can buy them for €11.50.
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TRENDING . . . AUTUMN’S GOLDEN GLOW Feeling gilty? The Emperor’s Garden, magnolia is a work by fine art print-maker Jean Bardon, one of six print-makers taking part in Variations on a Theme, an exhibition that runs in the Graphic Studio Gallery (01-6798021,, 8a Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Works by Bardon, Gráinne Cuffe, Stephen Lawlor, Ruth O’Donnell and Paula Pohli are also on show. The etching above, one of an edition of 15, costs €975 unframed and measures 47.5cm by 71.5cm. The work features 22.5 carat gold leaf on paper. Bardon’s work is in the Chester Beatty Collection and also features in the National Gallery’s 2014 diary. Framed and window mounted in limed ash, it costs €1,100.
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