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Nov 28

Christmas is coming….

Lots of events in the run up to Christmas that we’ll be heading along too.  Just to give you a bit of a run down in case you need some last minute bits for gifts;

Saturday 30th November – we have the annual Merrion Square Market that takes place in the Irish Architectural Archive run by the girls at the ever wonderful Irish Design Shop.  Loads of different locations this year, food, pop-up cafe, Christmas fair and a load of other things that run right up until Christmas.   We’ll be there with some special pieces and some regulars too!

13th / 14th / 15th December – the annual Christmas Cracker run by the effervescent Dublin Flea and hosted by Block T in Smithfield.  It runs for 3 days from 11am – 6pm.  Was great old craic last year and there are some amazing handmade beauties and bargains.   It’s really a nice way to do your Christmas jobs.


We are going to have some new and one-off pieces for both the markets.  I managed to get my hands on some old crystal chandelier pieces at the Flea market a few months ago and I’ve re-invented them into some delicate gold filled chain necklaces.  The crystal has real heritage and they go with any ensemble you choose to throw together!




Nov 11

Christmas Offers….


Hi Everyone!  I know, it’s a terrible thing to mention on the 11th of November but we just want to keep you up to date with shipping for Christmas.  So, the last dates for shipping for the UK and Ireland are the 13th of December, any orders after that date will be processed in the New Year.  Last dates for International shipping and U.S. is the 6th of December.  It’s not all bad though, we going to offer all of you lovely peeps free shipping from now until those dates, just enter #freechristmasship at the checkout!  Booo yaa!

Nov 07

Artysmarty at Design Week

With Irish Design Week kicking off this week, we at artysmarty, decided to keep you updated with our favourite events of the week.  The festival is based on events submitted by anyone involved in design so there’s a fabulous mix of talks, exhibitions, clinics, debates, launches etc… you get the drill. So, whether you want to pack in the whole week, or even use your lunchtime hour, there’ll be something to suit design and craft fan.

On Tuesday evening, we went along to a launch and talk entitled ‘Textile Architecture’ at the Royal Institute of the Architects in Ireland on Merrion Square.  The event marked a collaboration which saw Printblock, Dublin’s textile print collective creating a series of site specific prints for the magnificent Merrion Square headquarters of the RIAI.

Before the official opening, we were greeted to a series of fascinating and informing talks on the subject of from several speakers including our favourite Olga Tiernan from Printblock and Trish Belford, co-founder of the Tactility Factory, an innovative concrete textile company based in Belfast.

Afterwards, while sipping a glass of wine,  we got to explore the entire Georgian building, of which nearly every room was draped with beautiful screen prints from the core members of Printblock.  The show is open until the 18th of November and well worth a visit.

Olga Tiernan Diamond Print

We’ll be legging it out of the studio every evening this week to catch some of the wonderful events, we will, of course, keep you updated.

If you want to have a gander yourself, a full list of design week events can be found on their website