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Slow at Work – Irish Design Shop

Slow at Work

"How to work less, achieve more and regain your balance in an always-on world" Aoife McElwain is an Irish writer and creative events planner. She wrote this book as a personal management plan on how to slow down at work and still keep up. She discusses things like procrastination and "imposter syndrome" and gives advice on how to manage things like money and your environment in a very witty and relatable way.

A Dublin Fairytale – Irish Design Shop... This charming fairytale follows a little girl called Fiona on her journey through Dublin city to visit her Granny, and the friends she meets along the way.

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Created by Dublin based illustrator Nicola Colton, this charming fairytale follows Fiona on her journey through Dublin city to visit her Granny, and the friends she meets along the way. Dimensions: 22cm x 26.5cm

This is Ireland – Irish Design Shop First published in 1964, this book was beautifully illustrated by Miroslav Sasek. The Czech born artist published a series of "This is" books, starting with "This is Paris" in 1958.  The Irish version is full of great images of Dublin and Ireland, many of which could still be used to depict the country today.

This is Ireland

First published in 1964, this book was beautifully illustrated by Miroslav Sasek. The Czech born artist published a series of "This is" books, starting with "This is Paris" in 1958. The Irish version is full of great images of Dublin and Ireland, many of which could still be used to depict the country today.

The President's Glasses – Irish Design Shop

The President's Glasses

A beautifully illustrated and fun children’s picture book that takes us on a day out with a forgetful president and his trusty presidential pigeon. We get to experience a bird’s eye view of the Dublin city through the resourceful pigeon’s many adventures, as he endeavours to bring the president's glasses to him in time to sign those important documents. Peter Donnelly is an award-winning Irish illustrator with a very recognisable style influenced by a love for mid-century design, folk art…

Irish Wild Plants – Irish Design Shop

Irish Wild Plants

This beautiful book describes native wild plants of Ireland in seasonal order. Detail is given to the folklore and mythical properties of our native species such as nettle, foxglove, bramble, heather and dandelion. Superbly written by Irish folklore and culture expert Niall Mac Coitir, ‘Irish Wild Plants’ is also beautifully illustrated with watercolours by Grania Langrishe. This is a new format…

Secret Dublin – Irish Design Shop

Secret Dublin

This handy travel sized guide to Dublin points out a variety of unusual, hidden and little-known places around the city. Appealing to both tourists and locals alike the book identifies some amazing details found in places you could pass every day without noticing. From the Museum building in Trinity College (pictured on the cover) to the hidden garden on the roof of the Chester Beatty Library, there is plenty to explore. Pól Ó Conghaile is a Dublin based travel writer who contributes to…

Naturama – Irish Design Shop

Naturama

This large format nature guide takes a fresh approach to observing the great outdoors taking you through the year season by season. Beginning with Spring just as nature is bursting with new life and activity it engages younger audiences and adults alike with a blend of humour, fascinating facts and captivating illustrations. Focusing on the native Irish landscape it reveals lots of local wonders to look out encouraging the reader to go out and make their own explorations of the…