The RTÉ Guide's Jess O'Sullivan shares her top interior design picks of the week.
Heroes & airplanes
In June 1919, aviation pioneers John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown crash-landed their Vickers Vimy biplane in a bog in Connemara, making theirs the first ever non-stop transatlantic flight. To celebrate the centenary, Kilkenny Shop is hosting a Waterford Crystal exhibition in its Nassau Street outlet until June 30.
As well as showcasing the craft that goes into every Waterford Crystal piece, from glass-blowing to marking, cutting and polishing, the exhibition also has a stunning replica of the famous plane, worth €25,000. For more details see kilkennyshop.com.
The heart wants
Another centenary worth noting is that of kitchen appliance maker Kitchenaid. To celebrate 100 years making baking and cooking more effortless, it is launching a seven-piece limited edition Queen of Hearts collection. Available exclusively, all items come in a striking red shade with hundreds of miniature hearts on the trim.
Much loved Irish home fragrance brand Max Benjamin is expanding its range to include a car fragrance. It is inspired by Mark Van Den Bergh, the creative director of Max Benjamin, who is hugely passionate about cars.
The fragrance is delivered in a mini vintage chrome steering wheel that can be attached to a vent or the dashboard (€10 with refill). The fragrance inserts (€5 each), which can be bought separately, are popped inside and come in the top five signature fragrances in the collection: Blue Azure, Dodici, French Linen Water, Lemongrass & Ginger and White Pomegranate.
We hope there will be more soon. Available exclusively from Arnotts and online at maxbenjamin.ie until July 4 and stores nationwide after that.