The RTÉ Guide's Jess O'Sullivan shares her top interior design picks of the week.
Work your space
School might be out for summer but you can still indulge in some fancy stationery with Søstrene Grene's new school and office collection, which will be in store from July 27th.
You’ll find everything you need to keep your office space stocked and beautifully organised, with calendars, bulletin boards, drawer cabinets and magazine racks. All paper used in the notebooks is FSC-certified which means that they are produced using wood from forests that are managed ethically and sustainably.
And, of course, if you want to get prepped for back to school early, there are fun finds for kids like lunchboxes, water bottles, school bags and cute stationery from less than €1.
A pizza the action
Upgrade your al fresco dining experience this summer by trying al fresco cooking (and I don’t just mean a barbecue). Lidl launched a free-standing multi-function outdoor pizza oven (€119.99) on June 27th, which will allow you to cook freshly-made 12-inch pizzas on the cordierite pizza stone.
But to keep grill-lovers happy, you can also cook tasty barbecue bites. There is an integrated temperature gauge, with a handy wire bottom where you can store logs, and an ash catcher.
Find the source
North County Dublin has got a new haven for decor inspiration as Source Interiors, located in Swords Enterprise Park, has just opened its doors.
Come to browse from the selection of statement pieces, including locally sourced Irish products, alongside pieces from all over the world, all carefully curated by owner and designer Lynn Pitcher, who has 20 years experience in the industry.
As well as offering a visit by appointment service, Source Interiors also offers a complete interior service with space planning, carpentry and construction, fit out and design. See sourceinteriors.ie for some of the fabulous range or to make an appointment.
Finding uses for plastic waste is high on the agenda for most companies today and Copenhagan-based lifestyle brand Ferm Living is showing its commitment by introducing the new Way series made from upcycled plastic bottles and recycled polyester.
To start, there are just four stylish items in the collection from €55 – a woven rug (made from 292 plastic bottles), a runner (148 plastic bottles), mat (48 plastic bottles) and cushion (55 plastic bottles), that can be used both inside and outside thanks to the soft but highly durable texture of each piece. See fermliving.com.