My name is Paddy and I’m the new intern here at Klickity. For my first task, Kate and Liz asked me to make 60cm moveable puppets of themselves out of cardboard. Don’t worry they’re not going all mad scientist on you…the puppets are actually going to be used for a secret project in the near future so watch this space! Here’s a few pics of how I made them and how they ended up.
It all started very small…
Then got a little bigger…
Now for the final design work…
Finally, we ended up with our very own mini cardboard Kate and Liz!!!
I got a chance to visit ‘Gorgeous‘ on 14 John Street Lower in Kilkenny the other week. They have moved to this city centre location from their previous home in Thomastown. It’s a welcome move in my opinion as more people will now get to enjoy the fabulous products they’ve handpicked for this very contemporary design boutique. Gorgeous offers desirable and unusual gifts and interior accessories and also provides a full interior design service.
The More The Merrier Candlesticks by Muuto are a great idea. The self assembly candlesticks can be constructed in infinite ways. The black and white ones shown here are just two examples. The matt rubber texture feels great too.
These Tapered Candles by Ester and Erik are displayed in store in their original dipping frame which creates a beautiful visual impact.
The Four Flower Vase by Muuto is another delightful find in Gorgeous. The inner sphere, which can be rotated, has four different sized openings. The result; four different sized vases in one!
Red Ming, Faux Semblant Collection by Ibride. The vase shape breaks down to reveal intricately decorated bowls that can be used as entertaining or display pieces. Gorgeous is their only Irish stockist so it’s well worth a visit to the shop.
I fell in love with the Diva Ostrich Console Table, designed by fabulous French design house Ibride. You can buy an ostrich wall sticker separately to complete the design, very cool!
‘Light Fantastic’ launched on 17th May 2012 at the Malthouse Design Centre on the North Circular Road. The event was organised by Rosemary Ryan, Business Development Manager with the centre. The event was very well received with a buzzing launch night and lots of press coverage. There was a mix of established and emerging Irish lighting designers showcasing their work at this event. Klickity were delighted to take part and launch their new lampshade at it.
Our new Fig lampshade that was launched at the opening night.
Fiona Snow‘s beautifully intricate laser cut lampshades.
The very contemporary linen and perspex lighting from a collaboration between Locker 13 and Jennifer Slattery Textiles.
A selection of lighting from designers such as Kathryn Payne and Shane Holland.
The Futuremakers Award took place in the Sugar Club on the 22nd of May. Klickity were delighted to win the Futuremakers Design Award with a big thanks to the Crafts Council. Natalie Coleman scooped the main prize on the night with her fabulous dress designs. Congrats to all the winners!
On a recent trip to Boston I called into Room 68 in Jamaica Plain. This lovely new concept store has a mix of furniture, functional objects and contemporary art from well known and emerging artists and designers. It’s well worth a visit if you’re ever on the other side of the pond.
This fabulous table lamp by Nervous System was the first thing that caught my eye in Room 68. The Hyphae Lamp is based on how veins form in leaves. Each lamp is a completely one-of-a-kind design 3D-printed in nylon plastic. They also make some amazing jewellery available in store- I want it all!
Look how slick this stool is!! It would appear I’m obsessed with this white nylon material but it’s more the smooth functioning of this product that grabbed my attention. The only thing is that it’s around the $2,000 mark!
These beautiful acrylic structures combined with rubber cord create floating containers of space. Strung is designed by Debra Folz.
I wanted to take photos of pretty much everything in the shop so here’s a group shot of some of the other products!
The leatheresque floor lamp by Oliveto Design, the Hexy Wall Modular Storage Unit by Mika Gilmore, Lilac Wood Vase by Seth Rolland and the Plopp Stools by Zieta.
I’ll come back to actually shop when I’m rich!
Stuff, we all want it and lucky for us the Irish Design Shop is home to the best of it. Founded in 2008 by jewellers Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey, Irish Design Shop stocks the best of Irish design including ceramics, woodwork, textiles, jewellery and furniture. They provide a selection of best quality, design-led products, all produced by makers living in Ireland.
All the shades of green: mint, dollars, grass, giant, pea, avocado, wax jacket etc. This Scribble Frame is all about the small print. Created by Colin Farmer of Unthink, a Dublin-based creative design studio with a passion for… well, for creative design. Since 2006, they’ve been creating innovative, fresh and unique print and digital products, as well as complete branding systems for a wide range of national and international clients. As an agency, they are inquisitive, open minded, and approach every new project with a sense of fun.
To celebrate the Easter break and days of lounging around the house we bring you work from Ireland’s best loved interiors magazine, House and Home. Filled with beautiful photoshoots, House and Home not only looks good, it’s also a great read. House and Home showcases the latest and best in home interiors and top advice from industry experts. They profile some of the country’s up and coming design talent and showcase the hottest new trends around. So put your feet up and decorate your own House and Home inspired Scribble Frame.
Not so much a Scribble Frame as a scribble smellifier, this unique frame wafts scents of coffee or herbs around the room. Designgoat’s goal is to create. They work on simple, functional items that are complex in their nature and simple in their form. Inspired by many designers and disciplines they aim to create and realize their ideas themselves. Seeing concepts through from sketches to fully built finished products, controlling every detail along the way. Their aim is to work in Dublin and to become a part of the growing creative side of the city while appealing to an international market.