Christmas gift ideas for him, all from Ireland
All of these items can be found in pop-up shop Designers in Detail. It's located at Maryville House, 2 Maryville Park, Lisburn Road, Belfast. It is open 11am to 5pm until Christmas Eve except for Sundays. For more information visit www.designersindetail.com or Facebook.
Cook Books. Chapter One an Irish food story (£40)
Dublin eatery Chapter One has established itself as one of Ireland's top restaurants, complete with a Michelin star. After celebrating 21 years, the time was right for a cookbook. This is a stunning read and a visual feast, sure to delight every cook from the novice to the more accomplished. Other cookbooks that every food lover would enjoy include Neven Maguire, Domini Kemp, Brother Hubbard and My Gluten Free Kitchen.
Fleur Jackson Bowl £45
Fleur Jackson is an artist and ceramicist (bowl to left). Fleur's collection of stoneware bowls are made with a white tin glaze, dipped in petrol blue. There is a selection of sizes in stock; perfect as dipping bowls, side bowls and serving bowls.
ISLE Jewellery. Fionn Stone Cufflinks (£130)
ISLE is a family collaboration by two Northern Irish sisters.Ger lives in Tokyo, Helen in Belfast. They work together to design and create a fresh and modern collection in sterling silver and 9ct gold that reflects the surroundings of Ireland.
Cufflinks are available for men and necklaces, bracelets and earrings for women. Each piece is handmade in Ireland and beautifully presented in high quality Japanese packaging.
Brendan Joseph. Linen & Silk Bow Tie (£120)
Dublin based Brendan Joseph creates scarves, shawls and bow ties from silk, cashmere and linen. He draws his inspiration directly from the environment around him.
He draws on the colour reflections of Belfast Lough and the Dark Hedges. His shawls are loved by women.
Loft Trading. (Ties £100, Scarf £90)
Loft Trading has created a collection of modern handmade accessories for men, including neckties, scarves, bow ties, bandanas and pocket squares. Founded by Belfast-based graphic designer Chris Tyndall, the collection is made from a selection of carefully considered fabrics including Irish, French and Italian Linen.
The pieces are handcrafted in Belfast and hark back to Ireland’s rich historical ties with the linen industry. Collections are named after Belfast streets.
me&him&you. Prints from £40-£105
me&him&you is a Dublin design company that creates over 20 different city prints including Dublin, London, New York, Paris and many more. Each print captures three famous and striking buildings alongside a fun drink that is associated with the country.
Think of a memorable city that means something to you and let Designers in Detail find it and get it finished by a local framer to make a quirky gift this Christmas.