Ruth Kenny, a former Tate curator and owner of new ‘alternative florist’ Rosebud draws on her background in art history to provide an alternative service unlike that one might expect from a traditional florist. With one of the busiest days of the year for florists looming, Rosebud have put together a special collection of Valentine's bouquets inspired by famous couples: 'Bogie and Bacall', 'Morticia and Gomez' and 'Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI', so Kenny and co have you covered this ye...read more
The Drawing Studio, which teaches the practical skills in drawing, sculpture and anatomy (essentially all the fundamentals that underlie so much successful design and art), is moving to an exciting new space on Merrion Square. Hands-on experience and practice is put before theory and in the words of the Sam Horler, director of the studio, ‘the opening of eyes is put before the opening of a word document!’
The rigorous and disciplined nature of the studio’s courses provide students with ...read more
Words: Rachel Donnelly / Photos: Al Higgins
The ferry heaves and my stomach heaves with it. Water sloshes over the sides and surges across the deck, skeins of foam catching on coils of rope, a rubbish bag, a life ring. Inishturk recedes into the dusk behind, a still point my eyes are fixed on. The wind is bitter as the darkness closes in.
‘An old fisherman from Achill island told me to find a doorway and stand upright in it and to fix my eyes on the headland. Or on something s...read more
Abraham Feldman lived in Raheny with his three sons, his daughter and his wife Doreen. He liked cravats, cigars, never missed a day’s work, and didn’t care much for other people’s opinions. For lunch he would bring a sandwich to Bermingham’s camera shop and talk about equipment and the weather. Most days he worked until late in the evening. When he came home, he would hand his camera to his wife and she would bring it to the room under the stairs that had been converted into a dark room....read more
German photographer David Jazay’s collection Dublin Before The Tiger collects, with incredibly beautiful detail, images of Dublin’s inner city from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. Jazay noted the city that he had come to love was pregnant with change – some for better and some for worse – and set about documenting this moment in time of our city.
David Jazay is taking part in the Street Stories Festival, taking place between Friday 26 September and Sunday 28 September with talks, ...read more
As you may or may not know, Totally Dublin have become media partners with the Irish Architecture Foundation's Open House Dublin 2013 Festival and in the middle of the September issue of Totally Dubli...read more
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There is a strong sense of Wylie’s painting process in her work. Her embrace of mistakes is made transparent through corrective painting; smooth white and pink patches stand out against the coarse texture of her un-primed canvases. The strength of Wylie’s work lies in her ability to discern when to forego the intentional, in favour of the accidental.
As St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaches, pubs prepare for the influx of tourists and locals Happenings have also been preparing for the festivities, but they have something different in mind from the drunken crowds.
Snask are an exuberant, eccentric and extremely entertaining design firm based in Stockholm for whom conventionality is a curse word. We spoke with creative director and founder Fredrik Öst about keeping all the plates spinning.
Angus Hyland is a British graphic designer and is head of the London branch of Pentagram, and has worked with clients such as the BBC, The British Museum, Penguin and the Tate Modern. He is also creative consultant director of Laurence King Publishing. We spoke to him ahead of his appearance at OFFSET 2015.
Cartoon Saloon are somewhat of a golden child of Irish animation at the moment. Hailing from Kilkenny, the group have been nominated for two Oscars, the most recent of which Song of the Sea, will be released in Ireland this summer.