On the button
The Danish brand Hay bring us a contemporary version of the classic button-down cushion with a single central button in a contrasting colour. Made in cutting-edge upholstery fabrics (€75 from www.lostweekend.ie).
Feeling the strain?
The Vagrat tea infuser from Ikea (www.ikea.ie) bobs decoratively in your mug while the tea infuses. It costs a mere €2.50 for a pack of two. Each piece is made in stainless steel with a polypropylene top in pink or yellow.
Kimono lamps are handmade from Japanese kimonos in County Waterford by Anna Juraszek. The one-off shades cost from €55 for a table lampshade but expect to pay around €88 for a pendant (www.kimonolamps.com).