Wednesday, 19 December 2012

the wooden building


This domestic library by de Blacam and Meagher has been skilfully designed and crafted in white oak and iroko. The height of the space is accentuated by large picture windows to the north, south and west, offering expansive views over the city of Dublin. A mezzanine level to the east breaks up the space and provides a desk area for the occupant and access to shelves placed at a higher level. De Blacam imagines his libraries, from domestic to public, as living rooms and this is evident here. The picture windows also act as seats. This library even has its own ensuite. 

The rooftop's parapet in copper further enhances the visual connection with the various copper domes dotted across the skyline. 

hat, blazer - asos
tartan shirt - topshop
tartan pants and wedges - penneys finest
studio dungarees - zara 
black trim detail shirt - asos
Sam Edelman black wedges - nasty gal

apartment - not ours much to our dismay

Saturday, 15 December 2012

form | function

Thinking about the sheer joy that swept across my face when I found this box is a little bit embarrassing... it must be how the experts on The Antique Roadshow feel when someone finally presents them with that tiny door knob or bottle cap they've been seeking for years. 

A perfect example of form following function, this cylindrical box has been specifically crafted to maintain the form of the collars it holds. You simply couldn't take a judge with a wonky collar seriously. The contrast between the two types of crocodile leather is also very effective. 

 In order to preserve the continuity and dignity of justice, and its unchanging status in society, legal attire has changed very little in the past few hundred years. This box in particular holds 'wing collars'. They are used by judges when in court and are taken off and exchanged for another type of collar when they are out of court. Apart from a small shop in Dublin's Four Courts, these collars, along with all other judge attire are only available in a London based shop Ede & Ravenscroft. They also sell collar boxes but none half as loverly as this one. 

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

castle steps

Photos taken at the Castle Steps which is a pedestrian walkway to Castle Street. This was designed by architect Francis Johnston in 1807 to improve security at Dublin Castle after Emmet’s 1803 rebellion. Just as in the Millennium Wing of the National Gallery the addition of modern handrails interrupts the view and flow through this overlooked route. 

leopard print coat - nasty gal
dress - stylestalker
boots - asos
embossed hat - vintage

waffle knit - topshop
maxi skirt - nookie
cuffs, ear cuffs, boots - sportsgirl
wool coat - max mara
lipstick - mac russian red

Sunday, 11 November 2012


This beautiful collection called 'VOID' by Danish designer Yvonne Laufer explores the boundaries between form and non-form as well as materiality and nothingness.

Laser cutting techniques were developed based on the concept of negative space.

The mannequin-like model showcases her collection to perfection if you ask us!

Check out Yvonne's work here 

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

haunted henrietta

'NOTICE... persons loitering or Dancing in HALL or Staircase WILL BE PROSECUTED'

Attended a party in this house not so long ago on Henrietta Street. Have found ourselves daydreaming about its potential as the perfect Halloween party venue ever since. I guess somewhere on south william street will have to do...

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

concrete couture

Hungarian company IVANKA have become the first to create a ready-to-wear and accessories collection made from, and inspired by, concrete. One of these numbers could spark up a fantastic tangent conversation in the event of a disastrous crit...