Open House Dublin 2013 – No. 31 Leeson Close

This past weekend was the annual Open House Dublin, where many buildings of historical and architectural interest are opened up for public viewing and guided tours. One of my favourite attractions for this Open House weekend is the muse at No. 31 Leeson Close, which renowned Irish Architect Sam Stephenson designed as his first home in 1958. It is now a guest house run by the very friendly new owners.
I only took detail photos unfortunately, as there were so many people around.

The sunken lounge in No. 31
Chair - No. 31
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Print Block Long Prints

I had the opportunity to photograph the recent works of the very talented Print Block members. These are original repeat designs, screen-printed by hand on fabric at their studio in Dublin. Click on the image below to see more…
Print Block Long Prints gallery

“Print Block is the only membership-based studio and workshop for printed textile design in Ireland. Established in 2011, they aim to raise the profile of printed textile design in Ireland, develop the industry and increase the reputation for Irish designed printed textiles.”

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Body&Soul 2013

The Body&Soul Festival 2013 was held in June at Ballinlough Castle, Co. Meath, with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds as the headline act (which was awesome!). The new addition of the Midnight Circus tent this year featured a number of acts, as well as nightly performances from Lucent Dossier (featuring the brilliant Elaine McCague from PaperDolls on trapeze). Friends were involved throughout the festival too, creating the awesome decor for the Midnight Circus tent and art installations around the grounds. For more, see my gallery here.

Elaine on the trapeze

Elaine on the trapeze