Curated collection for

A couple weeks ago I got a lovely e-mail from Anastasia Leng from {as she said “yup, without the m at the end“}, who said she liked my blog and my style and was hoping I’d put a collection together for their website. I checked it out, and was pretty quickly lured in … 
Hatch is a website that features products and pieces that can be personalized and customized for the user, by the maker. The end result is something bespoke and personal to each person. My first thought – it’s a great site to check out if you’re stuck for a gift to get someone. You will for sure find something cute or quirky to customize on Hatch. Or if you’re like me, you get sucked in and want ALL OF THE THINGS. Speaking of which, here is my collection which I lovingly called Geek Chic … 

Metal accent table – this needs to happen in my life. Perfect side table in our living room.
Geeky cotton pillow covers – I love pillows and I love my geeky IT husband. As you can imagine, there are 3 pillows in this set. I want Alt of them. 
Origami paper lamp shade – really adore these delicate lamps. It’s hard to believe they’re made of paper.
Your photo turned into a cross stitch – oh I wish I had the cross stitch skills to do this kind of stuff, especially a pic of my childhood home back in Canada. 
Custom printed pet pillow – I think this is my favourite piece, hands down. Our apartment would be swimming in them. Crazy cat lady represent. 
6 Recycled vinyl LP record snack bowls – a serving bowl! It really appeals to my reduce-reuse mentality. 
7 Industrial modern table – I don’t even know what to write. I just need that table.
Geeky gadget sleeve – a perfect nostalgic sleeping bag for our gadgets.
9 Personalised pet figurine – this is an amazing figurine. Especially made for people like me, who miss their pets 4 hours into vacation time. With these personalized pet figurines, you can take your pet wherever you go. I can see myself even talking to it … Did I mention earlier I was a crazy cat lady? Yeah.
10 Custom monogram pillows – These are adorable, but I must point out these are me and hubby’s initials so I had to include them. Pillows. I heart pillows. One can never have too many pillows.

I want it now – mini Eames Lounge Chair

To say I’m a little obsessed with Eames’ furniture would be an understatement. Their 1956 classic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman combo is my all time favourite. I geek out whenever I see them included in a photo shoot. Husband is sick of hearing me say “when we have our own house we’re owning all of that {insert crazed hand gesture}”, but with a price tag starting at €1,500, it’ll be a long while before that happens. 
That is, until I crept Michelle Chelsea’s tweet a couple of weeks ago about the insanely awesome 3D printed Eames set. Designed by kspence, this 3D printed model is not only so cute I want to squeal a fraction of the size, it’s also a fraction of the price. At $25 = way affordable. 

Way awesome. Perfect desk accompaniment me thinks.

I want it now – bar cart

Recently I’ve wanted nothing more than to add a panache of bar cart to our living room, and the fab weather we’ve had here in Dublin is only just intensifying it. Hot weather and cool drinks has pushed me over the edge and it’s now my mission to own one of these sweet, sweet honeys. That, and my long time love of decanters.  

Napkins, stirrers, straws, decanters, tumblers, trays, coasters, and cork collections. Hold me back, bro.

And equally easy on the eyes, the gentleman’s bar cart …

I would adore, adore, adore if I could find a bar cart in a second hand shop. I’m the type of person that doesn’t like having too many new things as there’s a lot to be said for pre-loved pieces. I’ll be hitting the city centre today, and I’ll scour a couple of charity shops with the hopes of finding a haggard cart in need of some TLC. 
It’s Saturday – stop being on the internet and get outside. xx A
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