A look at some of Dublin’s historic landmarks and unique urban hot-spots, featuring yours truly. See the full Euromaxx New Year’s special at DW.de
I’ve let this whole skull trend pass me by and watched from the sidelines as these shapes and patterns have moved from teenagers’ T-shirts to hipsters’ accessories and finally made their way into the textiles worn by middle aged career women. And I had no particular interest to take part in any of that, not until I set my eyes on Janice Louise Byrne’s silver jewellery at Project 51. The ring on display was too big for me, but the friendly staff at Project 51 organized to order a smaller one in for me. And in just two working days I had a brand new ring on my finger, made to measure. Since JLB Jewellery, Dublin based Goldsmith & Jewellery Designer, is the designer of the month at Project 51, there are special offers and discounts available at the moment. The designer offers a wide range of exclusive handmade jewellery inspired by natural shapes as well as unique engagement and wedding rings. And if you still don’t find what you’re looking for, why not design …
This cashmere cardigan will be the perfect match for my red dress and I can’t wait to wear it at an Irish wedding this weekend. And when your boyfriend is the best man and you’ll be meeting most of the friends and family for the first time, you kind of want to look good and feel comfortable in your clothes. So this little cardigan by Sian Jacobs is just what I need. It’s light as a feather, warm as a ray of sun and beautiful as a winter morning sky.
On Thursday we stopped by at Project 51 for the launch of Corium Collection, a jewellery collaboration between Czech born Filip Vanas and Dubliner Yvonne Beale. Filip’s architectural vision and know-how in silver meets Yvonne’s expertise in modern leather crochet in Corium’s elegant statement jewellery. From necklaces and earrings to cufflinks and rings, the collection offers designs for both women and men. The collection was presented on beautiful leather hides. If you missed the opening: Don’t worry, the pieces will be on display throughout the weekend and after that the collection is on sale at Project 51. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/CoriumCollection and for more Irish design, stop by at Project 51. Last picture is from here.
I found Project 51 – Irish design collective – by accident while strolling down South William St. on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Inside the gorgeous Georgian building you can get a taste of true Irish luxury when you let your eyes wander through handcrafted jewellery, high-end evening dresses and prestige leather bags. But even if the purpose of your visit wouldn’t be to find the gala dress or the wedding band of your dreams, there are plenty of interesting design accessories, clothes and decorative items for more casual occasions too. And Project 51 is much more than just a store; the collective is actively organizing exhibitions, events and running a blog on their website. Simply the best place in town to find the Irish designers worth watching!