June Digest 2019

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A round-up of the best Irish craft and design in June and a preview of July’s design and craft news.

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In June we looked at some of the very best gifts for men available from our designers and craftspeople including the stylish camel mack from Stable of Ireland, the timeless handmade Panama hats by Shevlin Millinery and the contemporary take on the waxed jacket by Co. Kildare designer and craftsperson Garvan de Bruir.

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We also showcased the finest of cufflinks for the stylish man - including the Lightening Bolt cufflinks of Edge Only, the pug cufflinks of Paul Coyne and Maureen Lynch’s Solstice-inspired gold spiral cufflinks.

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We also looked at Guadalupe Creations’ delightful handmade toys and dolls. These future heirlooms make for the perfect gift item and will bring many years of delight to their owners.

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In July we will take a look at some of the exciting new designs of jewellery Eimear Lynch whose brand Ella Green represents a contemporary take on Irish jewellery design. We’ll take a look at what inspires Eimear in terms of design and materials and how she is giving back to the communities from where she sources her raw materials and gemstones through the charity The Emerging Voices Foundation in Columbia.

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With wedding season in full swing we will suggest some of the very best wedding gifts around which make a thoughtful and considered alternative to a cash gift on the day including the beautiful large handmade dishes of Stephen Farnan, the handmade carving sets of Chaim Factor and the handmade serving plates and trays of Slated.

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As the summer holidays continue apace, we’ll give you some of our top destinations for craft and design countrywide and feature some of our favourite shops, open studios and workshops where you can experience the vibrant craft and design scene that Ireland has to offer in 2019.

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