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At artysmarty we love to hang out with other Irish designers – so that’s just what we’re going to do today Friday 24th March and tomorrow 25th March! We work with a group under the name Carousel and we have come together for a special trunk sale at The Library Project in Temple Bar. Mention the secret name ‘carousel’ (how secret !?!) and we will give you 10% off anything you buy.
Who’s there: Heather Finn, A Box For My Treasure, Brookwood Pottery, Ursula Celano, Green Gorgeous, Saba Jewellery, Fawn, and Dalkey Handmade Soaps.
Opening hours: Friday 24th March 10-8pm // Saturday 25th March 10-6pm
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We are very excited to announce our annual trade show, Carousel, at the Herbert Park Hotel this January 22nd-24th 2017. Along with 8 other Irish Designers we will be showcasing new seasons work and some of our classic collections. Open 9-5pm Sunday, Monday and Tuesday we hope you can make it along and preview some great Irish design.
We have another summer giveaway competition for you along with Jam Art Factory ! Head to their Instagram page to enter!
Are you on Instagram? This weekend Jam Art Factory, purveyors of all things Irish are running a competition and giving away one of our neon cord necklaces. Just go to jam_art_factory for more details! Good luck!
The Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibition is on at the V&A at the moment, running until the 2nd of August – I was working in London the other week and managed to get a ticket. The show begins with work from his graduate exhibition and continues through to the unfinished 2010 collection. I’d say if you know you’re heading along try and book a ticket online – but they seem to be booked out quite far in advance, but fear not, you should be able to get a ticket at the V&A on the day that you’re visiting even if you have to wait until your time slot, they withhold tickets each day to sell. I can’t say that I’ve followed McQueen’s work in the past and kind of went in without any expectation but the exhibition is really a master class in fashion and design. McQueen’s work is obviously remarkable but the exhibition layout and format is really spectacular – there are rooms that are so beautiful and alternatively quite weird that it’s was hard to imagine what was coming next. The scale and quality of the show really is a big clap to the V&A. There is heaps of resource material on the link below and you should be able to check out the ticket availability here too, but really the moral of the story is go and see it!
Took a few moments to gather my thoughts after the exhibition in the museum shop where I saw some work by a company I know well, loved the display too! Is self publicity wrong? Oh, well!
Greetings from the British Library! A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to the British Library to check out the exhibition and of course, the shop! I love a good museum shop and the British Library shop doesn’t disappoint, with a special area outside the exhibition and also the regular shops which has the most wonderful selection of books. We did a post a while back with all the making and designing of the ranges for the Magna Carta exhibition, and in the spirit of a good before and after, I thought I’d update with some photos of the jewellery in the store and online.
The use of the fleur de lys features strongly in the English and Scottish crown jewels and seemed like the right symbol to use in this series too, royal lineage, the right time frame and it’s a very elegant symbol. The finished products looked great and the hand applied gold leafing really gives a lovely finish. Well, I hope everyone enjoyed the ‘before’ and ‘after’ and that you squeeze in a visit to the exhibition – it runs until the 1st of September 2015.