Sustainable Furniture by Quirkistuff

  I used to have my own interior architectural business, way back in boom time Ireland. I love design, I love problem solving and I love creating joyful spaces. I didn’t love shoddy workmanship and clients who felt that paying was an optional extra! I found interior architecture in Ireland to be less about deliveringContinue reading “Sustainable Furniture by Quirkistuff”

Organic Cotton and Natural Latex Mattress

  It’s really not easy finding sustainable plastic-free products in Ireland. It’s still a niche market and I spend way more time than I’d like to admit hunting down ‘healthier’ alternatives to synthetic, chemical-laden mainstream offerings. One area that’s proven to be particularly tricky is the area of mattresses but after a huge amount of research IContinue reading “Organic Cotton and Natural Latex Mattress”

Ethical Sustainable Crafts 2016

I love a good craft show, it’s my kryptonite! And this year’s National Craft Fair in the RDS did not disappoint. There were hundreds upon hundreds of fabulous handcrafted items ranging from handmade soap, candles, knitwear, jewelery, bags, art and on and on and on. It would be impossible write about them all here soContinue reading “Ethical Sustainable Crafts 2016”

Abandoning Perfection

Recently I read an interview with Douglas McMaster, chef and founder of Zero Waste restaurant Silo in Brighton. He made a very interesting point in relation to waste when asked about examples of waste in restaurants, such as the Fat Duck binning plates ready to go to a table if they sit for longer thanContinue reading “Abandoning Perfection”

Beautiful Recycled Interior Ideas

I’m not a huge fan of pallet furniture or items made from tyres, which seems to dominate the world of recycled furniture on the internet, but now and again I come across some beautiful conversions that really add character and joy to the interior they’re created for. One perfect exactly of this is the headboardContinue reading “Beautiful Recycled Interior Ideas”