Must Have . . . Contrasting colours
Watch the birdie
Willow-pattern meets cutesy culture in Louise Wilkinson's mix-and-match side plates (€14.50). Part of the indie movement to recapture England's heritage in production pottery, her work is hand-decorated in Stoke-on-Trent (www.louisewilkinson.co.uk).
Made of silicon rubber and stainless steel, the Piccantino chilli-scruncher (€18) is designed to scrunch dried chillies. You'll find it at www.alessi.com or the Alessi concession at Brown Thomas. How did you ever manage without one?
All of a flutter
Vicki Elizabeth's Bird and Butterfly cushion for Debenhams (€34) also comes as a framed print (€43). She's also designed entire set of bedlinen (from €68) in the same pattern (www.debenhams.ie).