Words: Niamh McNeela
Finding the right pieces when furnishing your home can seem like quite a chore, especially when four others will claim to have spotted that Ikea shelving unit first. Industry is an independent home wares store, stocking vintage, upcycled and new products with everything from lighting to textiles and stationary. Located in Temple Bar you can now find their pop-up store on Drury Street; ideal for those finicky friends and family members this Christmas.
So you started out as ...read more
Tandem Felix, hailing from Lucan, are all set to follow Popcorn, their acclaimed EP from earlier this year, with a 7-inch single: “Ryan Hoguet/How Strange, The Weather”, an edition of 250 with individual, hand-painted artwork by friend of the band Salvatore Fullam. We sat down with front man David Tapley (who also performs mixing and mastering duties) in Trinity's JCR café, ahead of the launch on December 11th in the Button Factory.
How has your songwriting process developed since ...read more
Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe [Domino] Dev Hynes’ career trajectory has been particularly peculiar. It’s taken in adulation from both NME and Pitchfork but one senses that until Sky Ferreira’s Everything Is Embarrassing, he lacked a key identifiable work from his time in Test Icicles, as Lightspeed Champion and even under the read more…
Words: Jocelyn Doyle // Image: http://cuttopieces.blogspot.ie/
Mushrooms are one of the best things about autumn. The woods start to smell deeply, darkly earthy, and the most beautifully-weird mushrooms start to spring up all over the place. This year, we’ve had such a mild season that the mushroom crop was enormous; one particularly adventurous lad even shot up in my front garden, fighting his way through layers of gravel.
Luckily for city-dwellers, mushroom season is no longer co...read more
Words: Aoife McElwain
I'm sitting with an old school friend in a small, buzzing room on Merrion Row that used to be home to a steamy Govinda's. I can't speak because of the buttery, silky spinach ricotta dumplings I'm having a moment with (they're swimming in sage butter!) and my chum is making light work of a juicy venison chop on the bone and slathered in marjoram butter. We can't even speak to each other, the food is that good.
We had been so looking forward to eating at Etto on Merrion Ro...read more
Bilinda Butcher meets us at the Brixton tube station and suggests that we go in her car to a park nearby. Her youngest son Billy has reached the age where sitting in a caf» is not the best of ideas. ...read more