If you would like to see some of the 'ready to go' collection I'm stocked in these lovely bricks and mortar galleries.
The Irish Design Gallery, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin - it's on the seafront between the library and the Pavillion and boasts a well curated selection of local art, craft and design. There's always something new to pop in to see and small dogs are welcome to browse too. It's in the old Moran Pk House, where Marconi sent his first telegram in 1898. As soon as you go in you'll love the atmosphere as well as every single thing in it!
The Boat Yard Gallery, Greystones, Co Dublin - standing with the new marina at your back, you'll see La Creperie and The Beach House. If you can resist a crepe or a pint you'll find this uber cute gallery through an archway on your left. There's a framer and a silversmith at work upstairs and downstairs is a retail gallery with photography, art, ceramics and jewellery. There's a highly regarded burrito van in the courtyard if all the browsing makes you peckish...
The Design Loft, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Up in the rafters of the old house this gallery occupies a space that was untouched by the fire so what you see when you look up is original. The gallery oozes atmosphere and charm from its walls and its art and design gifts. The retail space looks out over the gardens so if your visit is too quick for a stroll, make sure you go up the escalator in the Avoca hall and turn left at the top. You'll be glad you did.
Wild Design, Paul Street Cork.
A carefully curated and quirkily presented design shop which is a go to shopping stop for Cork lovers of Irish made goods. New designers as well as established ones keep the feeling fresh and vibrant - colour, quality and ethical methods with low carbon footprint are the name of the game.
Wild Design, Killarney, Co Kerry.
A new shop to the town which by all accounts has been flying it since opening its doors earlier this summer. It's run by the same creative and business whiz as the Cork branch.
Southshore Arts, Dalkey, Co Dublin.
Tucked away at the top of the town this little looking, but like the Tardis bigger on the inside gallery, is well worth taking the time to find and explore. It's right at the top of the town, opposite the entrance to the train station. You'll have to go all the way round the corner to find it. It only stocks one or two of my rolled prints but don't hold that against it :) It's a beautiful gallery full of art, sculpture, ceramics and photography all on a sea or local theme.
AmorA Gifts & Jewellery, Bray, Co Wicklow
Set in the pedestrian lane behind the old town hall, this is a gorgeous gift shop offering a really nicely chosen selection of handcrafted goods. Lovely, cheerful yellow on the outside, happy buzzy feel on the inside. Great gifts for men and children too.