Happy Friday all! Hope you're looking forward to a lovely weekend. Another busy day here, if not quite in the way I hoped, to a certain extent. I was fighting with my laptop all morning, which meant that I didn't get any time at the bead board before I had to head in to town for a few things and a meeting. Still, I did manage to get the photography done on yesterday's batch of earrings so not too bad in the end. Meanwhile, check out my Facebook page for all the details on this beautiful new pair of earrings - link is in my bio.
So if you follow my stories you know I’ve been adding all of my projects to Pinterest so you can Pin them if you like.... the good thing about doing that is you get to revisit lots of work. This was a beauty by the sea with a poured concrete floor and contemporary kitchen - what a space. On a side note just on episode II on Chernobyl - giggle recommend it to watch. #geridesigns
Complementary adaptions and additions to 1970's Sea-side Holiday Cottage in Riverchapel, Co. Wexford designed by @robert.bourke.architects #robertbourkearchitects . #houseoftheday_ie . This project has been deservedly nominated for the 2019 RIAI Irish Architecture Public Choice Award; follow the link in our bio to view all the amazing projects nominated this year and to place your vote. . The following excerpt is taken from the architect's website from where you can see more of their amazing work http://www.rba.ie/riverchapel/ . An addition to a 1970’s timber-framed, sea-side holiday cottage in Co. Wexford. Our intervention, which comprises of a new kitchen/dining space and boot area, forms part of a series of new levels which mediate between the existing ground and the elevated datum of the original house. On arrival, one ascends several steps on a brick plinth. A galvanised steel handrail, balustrade and canopy orient and protect the visitor. Inside the front door, a boot area, a key element of the clients’ brief, forms a new split level in the section. The boot area is defined by a mat well, oiled oak bench and tiled surface for muddy boots. . One step up, the new kitchen/dining area is tucked under a low ceiling, which is a continuation of the angle of the existing roof. This space forms an L-shaped plan which encloses a new sheltered, south-facing patio. Three oiled oak steps, an extension of the bench, lead to the living area on the main level of the house. A delicate wrought iron handrail, supported by two round oak posts, curves to form a balustrade behind the bench. The interlocking plank construction of the original house is replicated in the addition to provide continuity between the old and the new. Thus, our design is intended to read as if it were part of the original house. . 📸 Brilliantly captured by @ste_murray #ste_murray . Follow @inspiringme_ie for more inspirational home design ideas from Ireland’s most talented architects and
Step up to the occasion in vibrant florals. Pick of the day! Cut for a flattering wrap shape, this Helen McAlinden dress offers a sleek contrast tie waist detail and trim, enhancing the simplicity of the tonal watercolour floral print, softened through the blouson sleeves and gently flared hem thanks to the lightweight fabric. Finish it with strappy heels and minimal jewellery to keep the florals in focus. 🌻
Look 2 ... @helensteelefash 💕 @irelandamvmtv 💕with these two lovelies 😍😍 Halle & Yomiko 💕 such a lovely morning with @lauramullettstylist 💕 all shades from the fabulous 🕶@thespoiltbitchclub 💕 runners @primark 💕 fit never look so stylish 💕 #getfit#fitnesswear#irishdesign#helensteele#movethatbody
NEW on the #wearingirish blog, meet Fiona Heaney of @feeg_fiona_ #linkinbio For me #feeg dresses are like that always reliable friend with the right touch of whimsy. I’ve worn many of her dresses from office to evening cocktails. Pop over to the blog for her story. Reminder: Use #wearingirish to join the movement. Check back often to meet another favorite #irishdesigner#irishdesign Have a wonderful #memorialdayweekend everybody.
I'm so excited about @bloomfestival next week!! As you know I created a print for the @irish_wheelchair_association garden, which has been dreamt up and designed by the incredible @leonie.cornelius. Leonie and I started discussing this months ago, over a sleepy breakfast in @shellscafe on the way home from the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards in Galway (I was sleepy, she was perky and fresh as always 😄) We have really similar taste in design, colour palette so it was a lovely conversation and on the way home my mind was dancing with flowers and critters racing through my head..I wanted the print to have meaning...I love the language of flowers that the Victorians were so keen on (anyone who has read The Age of Innocence will know about this) A few weeks later, a trip to the IWA headquarters to find out more about them and their values helped me to confirm the words that I wanted to convey with the flowers..community, strength, friendship..and with a bit more research and a lot of scribbling and chats with Leonie the print appeared! Now seeing the photos of the garden in progress as Leonie and team build and plant, it feels like the print has actually kept off the fabric and into life. Swipe through these pics, isn't it incredible?? I can't WAIT to see it all come together next week. If you're into gardening (isn't everyone these day?) you must come and visit us at Bloom. And I know you guys LOVE this print, and I promise I'll bring it out in silk next year..but stay tuned over the next week or so, Leonie and I MAY have a fabulous comp coming up 💜 . . #Éadach#silkscarf#retellingtheoldstories#irishdesign#irishdesigner#personalstyle#luxury#buylesschoosewell#wearableart#versatilestyle#luxurybrand#luxuryfashion#everydayluxury#wearingirish#wearableart#fashiondiaries#éadachadventures#sustainablefashion#luxurylife#bohemianstyle#howtowear#howtowearit#garden#gardening#victorian#languageofflowers#flowerprint#floralprint#dublin#handdrawn