Bargain Hunter

Botanical prints, industrial cool and all the latest in bargain interiors

Industrial cool

Industrial Things (01-2334600 is a new venture for estate agent Simon Stokes of Stokes Property and his wife, Sarah. They've shopped for one-off industrial pieces in Germany, Holland, Belgium and in former Eastern Bloc countries, sourcing metal cabinetry, filing cabinets, cinema seats and old enamel advertising signs. For seven days from today they're offering Irish Times readers who present today's column 10 per cent off all items. This German Kaffee Hag sign (Above), 62cm by 57cm, in rusted original condition, normally €150, is reduced to €135. The pieces can be viewed by appointment at their warehouse on Botanic Avenue, Dublin 9. Offers end July 31st.

For your table

Newly opened Ode Design (086-6772859), 15 Market Square, Navan, Co Meath, is run by interior designer Stephen Carroll. Offering a mix of Scandinavian design and mid-century vintage furniture, he is celebrating the launch by giving Irish Times readers who present today’s column 10 per cent off their Amanda bone china range by Superliving. It comes in black and aqua or black and tomato red. The mug, €12, can be bought for €10.80, the latte cup, €11.25 down from €12.50, the sugar bowl €15.30 instead of €17, the large 21cm bowl , €35 instead of €39 and the jug, €35 instead of €39. The first Irish Times reader to call can also buy this vintage mid-century three-piece drop leaf table, 70cm by 70cm by 50cm and chair set, 45cm high, for €226 instead of €240, a reduction of 10 per cent. Offers end August 7th.


Worth a look

This dark stained oak Gemini table, 76cm by 200cm by 100cm, bench, 45cm by 200cm by 40cm, and three chairs, is almost half price at Arnotts (01-8050400, Henry Street, Dublin 2, reduced by 48 per cent from €2,299 to €1,199. The matching sideboard, 82.5cm by 150 cm by 48cm, is down 46 per cent from €1,299 to €699. To make way for the new season collection, Arnotts is also clearing one-off Ligne Roset pieces, reduced by 50 per cent.

Just for kids

Add a citrus flavour to seating in your child's room with this Le Chien table and chair by Philippe Starck for Magis reduced 20 per cent from €238 to €190 at Inreda's (01-4760362 new retail space at the RHA, Ely Place, Dublin 2 while stocks last. The summer sale ends Saturday, July 26th.

Get a grip

The Irish Design Shop (01-6798871, 41 Drury Street, Dublin 2, is offering Irish Times readers who present today's column this birch ply crabber designed by Quercus in beautiful Baltimore. Usually €18, Irish Times readers can buy it for €15, a reduction of 17 per cent. The handprinted handle has four metres of line and comes with a peg to hold your bait (crabs love rashers and limpets) and a rubber band to which you tie a pebble to weigh down the line. Offer ends Saturday, July 26th.

Three of the best ... botanical prints

Marienne North was a Victorian artist who was a botanist and a botanical artist. You can buy her works from the Royal Botanic Gardens (0044-20 8332 5000, Kew in Richmond in the UK. Pictured is the Foliage, Flowers, and Fruit of the Capucin Tree of the Seychelles, which ranges in sizes and prices from about €22 (£17.50) to €63.50 (£50). Delivery is extra. For a hipper take on the genre buy the work of talented illustratorAlicia Galer who produces beautiful expressive botanical illustrations, and minimalist prints of exotic cacti and plant life. Buy this signed A4 giclée print, 29cm by 21cm, for about €44.50 (£35) ex delivery from the UK-based Triangle Store (0044 -7929 410 263 Holly Somerville (087-6374720 is an Irish botanist turned illustrator. Agapanthus africanus is a limited edition giclée print, 28cm by 23cm approx, on archival paper that can be purchased from her website mounted and unframed for €140. She is also available for commission work. Her courgette flowers are gorgeous.

Summer sale prices

The Persia Jewels collection by Pied a Terre is reduced in the summer sale at House of Fraser (01-2991400, Dundrum, Dublin 14. The mug and the espresso cup and saucer set are half price, down to €5 and €4.50; the cup and saucer set is reduced by 30 per cent from €11.50 to €8.05. There is 50 per cent off the matching dinner plate, reduced from €19.50 to €9.75 while stocks last.

Trending . . . smart thinking

Smart Glass International (01-6205000, Unit S3B, Le Brocquy Avenue, Parkwest Industrial Estate, Dublin 12, is a clever way to play with opacity and transparency in windows, glass doors and walls. For those who don't want to ruin the look of windows with curtains or blinds their technology allows you to turn transparent glass into opaque glass at the flick of a switch giving instant privacy. Installed, a large bathroom window, 1m by 1.5m, will cost about €2,000. This price does not include the window frame. A frameless glass wall with door, 2m by 2.5m, will cost about €4,000.