This evening, thanks to Image Interiors & Living and Yelp, Dublin had its first ever #DublinDesignNight. A wide range of design shops across Dublin had special access for the Design Night pass holders. From screen printing to floral arranging to cocktails and delicious grub, it was a bustling evening of exciting trips back and forth across Dublin. 

I had only an hour to see as much as I could, so it was a bit of a design-drive-by. First up, I stopped into The Garden to make a little widdle terrarium. I ran into Rincy and Nathalie while I was waiting in line and then [finally!] met Hilda outside on the steps. You couldn’t swing a cat without running into someone you knew! [please don’t swing cats]. 

A photo posted by Alex C – The Interior DIYer (@interiordiyer) on Sep 30, 2015 at 2:30pm PDT

After our terrarium workshop, I popped into Designist, then looped back to Industry and the Irish Design Shop before heading into Article for Clover Rua‘s screen printing session.

Before I cycled home I dropped into Find for a good snoop around, then hopped on my bike, precariously balancing all of the things as I went, and made my way home [good news – my succulent survived the after-dark bicycle ride down Thomas Street with its characters]. 
While I was in Article I couldn’t resist one of their copper and blush pink candle sticks that I had spied on their Instagram a couple of weeks ago [plus my OTT comment]. At long last, I have a use for my copper atomizer! Welcome home, little succulent. I hope you don’t die. 
So in short, #DublinDesignNight was such a wonderful night, to be jumping from place to place with like-minded design enthusiasts and nerds alike, and I cannot wait for the next one. 

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  1. October 1, 2015 / 13:34

    Looks like so much fun. I missed it all as we were away on our holidays. Love your screen print…

    All things nice…

    • October 2, 2015 / 10:00

      Ah it's a shame you missed it! But it sounds like you had a totally justifiable reason 😉

  2. October 2, 2015 / 13:38

    Thanks so much for coming, it was lovely to have a fly-by hello 🙂

    • October 3, 2015 / 10:14

      It was so lovely running into you Nathalie! And your posse! It was such a fantastic evening xx

  3. October 3, 2015 / 18:11

    Sounds like great fun – I wish there was something like that where I am! Oh, and I just love that copper atomiser!!!! xx

  4. October 3, 2015 / 19:45

    Sounds like a great night! And I do love a terrarium, I hope the little guy inside survives. I too have a black thumb, but my terrarium is 6 months old now and only one of three succulents died….so I'm counting that as a win! 🙂

  5. October 5, 2015 / 19:58

    Totally loving the copper atomizer. The jar terrarium is almost identical to one made for me by the one and only Leila of Melting Plastic. It has survived just fine in my window sill barely getting watered. What a great event. I wish there was something like that organized here.

    • October 12, 2015 / 12:53

      Mad jealous of your gift and who made it! I creep Leila on Instagram and she has an incredible eye and talent. Mad jelly.

      So far, ours is still alive. It's just a matter of time though …