Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dublin Landmarks: Large

You have seen the Dublin Landmarks before, sure. But now we also make them in larger A4 and A3 sizes.
The first two images don't really show scale, so you can see a framed example down at the bottom.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Science Gallery Gift Box

The Science Gallery at Trinity College, Dublin asked us to laser up a nice gift box they were presenting to a prestigious visitor. So that is exactly what we did, and it came out very nice.

New Door: St. Gerard's School

Here is a door; laser cut, assembled, and framed.
This was made as a going away gift to the school from Fiona's Mom.

Personally, my favorite part is the doornob.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

ready to deliver

The Dublin cards are going to be available exclusively from the Irish Design Shop and directly from my website &

We will be making our first delivery to the Irish Design Shop tomorrow, they are looking great all packed up and ready to go!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Dublin Cards

A one post round up of the 3 cards in the Dublin Series....

The Campanile

Sitting in the heart of Front Square in Trinity College is the Campanile. To most people it is just a beautiful piece of architecture (and must be one of the most photographed things in Dublin) However, to students of Trinity it is a bad-luck charm.

If you believe in such things, any students who walks beneath it during their time in Trinity will not graduate. Armed with this knowledge and filled with a very robust sense of cynicism I, as an 18 year old freshman, calmly and confidently walked beneath it 11 years ago.

Within 3 months I had dropped out.

Maybe it was the bad luck, or maybe, it was me following my heart and pursuing a degree in Design...... Either way, i think this card has come out really well!

The Pigeon House

Another card in the Dublin series, this is probably the most recognisable buidling in Dublin's architectural landscape. And I am very lucky to be able to see it from my bedroom window! It is kind of strange to love a dirty old power station, but somehow the Pigeon House manages to be loved by many of us.

Ha'penny Bridge (Updated)

I am working on a series of Dublin Cards. It is harder than I expected as Dublin isn't actually full of immediately recognisable buildings, so far I have the Pigeon House and the Ha'penny Bridge and next I am tackling a Georgian door.

Not sure what colour works best for this, but for now it is in a dark blue...

And here are a few more colour options..


I love birds, all birds, but my absolute favourites are rooks. I love their calm waddle and that they look like they are wearing bloomers. I like how they are always in my favourite places and I love how they often look like they are in conversation with each other about all of the important happenings in a rook's world. (The importance of these happenings may be debatable!)

I understand how to some they can look like scary big black birds so I am making a card that I hope captures the things I love about them.

To me they are the big, strong, guardians of the bird kingdom. Here is a quick shot of the prototype card.

Monday, February 13, 2012

More Bird Houses

The Irish Design Shop is stocking our little birdhouses.
They took some really nice pictures too. Check out their facebook page.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cheep Cheep

Fiona came up with a new card design today. Let us know what you think of it, also exclamation or not?


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mini Bird Houses

While you would be hard pressed to find a bird that would fit in these dinky bird houses, they make for pretty adorable indoor and outdoor decorations. They come with a removable dowel so they can be stuck among some flowers or just lay around looking pretty. They are made out of paper, so be sure to keep them dry.