Objects of Desire: Gifts of Love
- 13 Feb 2018
- Read Time: 6 mins
This month we're coming over all romantic in our monthly Objects of Desire column. Read on for some of Design Ireland’s most romantic gifting ideas - guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of the one you love on Valentine's Day or, indeed, any other day of the year.
The Love Bird Earrings:
The romantic nature-lover in your life will be enamoured with these Love Bird earrings by Gallardo & Blaine Designs. A very pretty design of silver love-birds perched upon a thick gold-plated branch with rough ruby fruit, these earrings measure 4cm x 2cm.
The Map Necklace:
What better way to mark the place where you met or a favourite romantic spot than with the modern Map necklace by Dublin-based outfit Love & Robots? The necklace can be completely personalised to your favourite place anywhere on Earth - simply click, zoom and drag on the map to create your very own unique piece of contemporary Irish jewellery which is then 3D-printed especially for you. Available in sterling silver, gold-plated and rose gold-plated brass.
The Find You Print:
Francis Leavey of Fab Cow makes beautiful, deceptively simple prints which are humorous, evocative and inspirational. His Find You Irish print may just be the perfect way to say "I love You" this Valentine’s Day. The print, which features two red hearts highlighted among many others, is a high quality giclee print on archival paper and comes in two sizes (12 x 10 inch or 8 x 6 inch) framed or unframed. All frames are solid wood and made in Ireland.
€29.95 - €59.95
The Croí Álainn Pendant:
Show your love by gifting someone the Croí álainn pendant by Enibas. This handmade Irish jewellery is a beautiful combination of solid rose gold and silver circles which are entwined and balanced on a silver chain. This pendant carries a meaningful message in Irish: “croí álainn” or “a beautiful heart". Made from sterling silver and nine carat rose gold.
The Wild Rose Diffuser:
Want to give a romantic bouquet that won’t fade? Opt for the sweet smelling Wild Rose diffuser by Field Day. This diffuser is reminiscent of a heady summer rose laden with scented petals combining tea rose and the rich notes of rose otto with a hint of plum.
The Moment We Met Print:
True romantics will love the sweet Moment we Met print by Belinda Northcote - a charming print featuring an elephant and a lion in a hot air balloon which is printed on high quality archival paper, framed and ready to hang on the wall.