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DESIGN
Handcrafted Crystal by J.Hill's Standard
When Waterford native Anike Tyrrell founded J.HILL's Standard she had a view in mind to revive an industry that she had personally seen diminish over two decades. For many years, Waterford, Ireland, was synonymous with Waterford Crystal—the masterfully...
DESIGN
Handmade Kitchen Goods from Makers & Brothers
For five days, the Irish team behind Makers & Brothers (an online retail site that celebrates making, founded by siblings Jonathan and Mark Legge) recreated their off-the-radar shed in the garden of The Standard, East Village for NYCxDesign. The...
FOOD-DRINK
Eight New Whisk(e)y Expressions
We're well into fall and no drink fits the season with as much comfortable class as whiskey. Whether neat or on the rocks, the thoughtful, warming power of this dark spirit continues to deliver upon its historic identity. It just so happens that many...
CULTURE
Artist Darren Cullen
by Sabine Zetteler Throughout his career, artist Darren Cullen has forced his audience to question their views of social acceptability and culpability. Citing the "Spitting Image Komic Book" as one of the most formative influences on his work, he...
FOOD-DRINK
1512 Spirits: Signature Poitín
Resurrecting a rare Irish spirit in the Bay Area is no easy feat, and distiller Salvatore Cimino isn't the most likely candidate either. The third-generation distiller is of Sicilian descent, and decided to try creating the potato-based "poití...
TRAVEL
Word of Mouth: Dublin
On our recent visit to Dublin we encountered a hospitable community recovering from the economic downturn with a resurgence of fashion, food and boutique hotels. Here, we share seven of the most memorable stops we made along the way. Indigo & Cloth...
FOOD-DRINK
3FE
Three-time Irish barista champion Colin Harmon loves Dublin. We got a taste of his infectious enthusiasm for the city on a recent tour of his two Third Floor Espresso (3FE) coffee bars there—one in the Twisted Pepper building, where it serves...
FOOD-DRINK
Jameson Irish Whiskey Distillery
John Jameson's Dublin distillery was founded in 1780, guided by the family motto "Sine Metu", meaning without fear. To this day, those words appear on every bottle of Irish whisky. At the original distillery, located next to Smithfield Market, Jameson...
DESIGN
Aodh Furniture
Officially launched at ICFF last week, Dublin furniture company Aodh produces quiet, elegant design for yesterday, today and tomorrow. Their first true line, The Malt Collection, was born out of collaboration between German chair designer Tom Kelley...
TECH
Bewley's x Orla Kiely Tea Caddy
In its second limited-edition run, Orla Kiely's tea caddy for iconic Irish tea company Bewley's provides a fresh take on usually unremarkable tins. Founded in 1840, Bewley's is a classic among those living in Dublin, Kiely included. As...
CULTURE
David Creedon: Ghosts Of The Faithful Departed
Ireland's sluggish economy and stifling religious regime during the 1950s left the country with severe emigration issues. Many families abandoned their homes never to return. Irish photographer David Creedon examines these dilapidated houses and...
CULTURE
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane: The Studio
The Studio, an art show examining the role of the artist's studio in the creative process opens Friday 1 December at the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane in Dublin, Ireland. Inspired by the studio of Irish painter Francis Bacon which is housed...
TRAVEL
the g
While the name couldn't be more minimalist, the g's decor is anything but. This five-star hotel in Galway on Ireland's Atlantic coast opened at the end of last year, with its flamboyant rooms designed by milliner Philip Treacy. While the...