Pop-Up Christmas Shops
The Irish history of clever, earthy craft has undergone a modernising revolution in recent times (as documented in our Connect 4: Design Shops article). The success of Dublin-based design in recent times means a host of new shops opening, some pop-up, some permanent - but all within minutes of each other. Makers & Brothers, the much-loved online store, has opened one of its popular pop-ups on Dame Lane, in the uber cool Dame District, housing its richly-curated collection of housewares, jewellery, toys and apparel. The cherry on top is a tiny café serving coffee, tea and walnuts by the fistful, so you can test out their cosy blankets before investing in one. Industry, interior design upcyclers, have moved from their small Temple Bar home into an enormous shop on Drury Street, nearby to Maker & Brothers. An emporium of furniture, wares, prints and all those little things you don’t realize you need in your life until they’re put on a shelf in front of you, Industry’s a must-visit for anybody with a keen eye for design. If you’re stuck for a Secret Santa present, the 5 & Dime pop-up nearby is a one-stop shop for ephemera, art and records from the brains behind Designist.