Lighting designer Jake Dyson is the son of Sir James Dyson, the man who revolutionised vacuuming. Jake’s design aesthetic is similarly engineering orientated. Willie Duggan Lighting (056-7764308, based at Hebron Business Park, Kilkenny, is offering 10 per cent off his LED CSYS task light range (on left and right of picture) which comes in black or white aluminium and in three options; a floor light, 140.9cm by 72.7cm, which normally costs €990; a desktop design, 65cm by 53cm, that is priced at €680, and a clamp option, 84.6cm by 87cm, that sells for €675. Irish Times readers who present today’s column can buy them for 10 per cent less. Offer ends February 28th.
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TRENDING . . . INTERACTIVE BAKING Get the kids involved in a real-life Hansel and Gretel-style situation by making a gingerbread house for Christmas. This cookie-cutter kit from UK-based Prezzy Box (0044-8452495007, prezzy has all the cookie cutters you will need to make this gingerbread chalet, including the animals, fencing, Christmas tree and shepherd. Whether the end result looks like the one seen here is anybody’s guess, but you should have a lot of fun even getting to that point. The object of the exercise, of course, is memory making, not winning The Great Irish Bake Off. The set, which includes the recipe, cutters, cutting knives and assembly instructions, costs about £15.95 (€19.05) ex- delivery.

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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 ( 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.
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