For as long as I can remember I have loved sharing a new find with people whether that be something great for the family or a stylish piece for your home or wardrobe. I also wanted to create a space for artists and makers to sell their beautiful pieces. The Couch Shop is a curated collection for your home, family and even the odd gift to yourself.
I use everything in this shop myself and for my family. I hope this is somewhere where you'll find something you love too. And please remember we are new to this venture and learning every day. If you make something you would like us to include please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I come from a very creative family and started my artistic learning at a very young age in Galway, along the west coast of Ireland. Art was always nurtured and encouraged, but it took a back seat while I pursued my passion and love of animals and traveled the world to work full time with horses. I returned to college as a mature student and earned an Honours Degree in Fine Art which led to me pursuing a full time career as an Artist.
Inspired by my childhood growing up in Connemara, my art, design and photography is deeply-rooted to my Irish heritage, nature and animals.
Simple Things is an Irish brand specialising in luxury alpaca textiles.
In Autumn 2009 Shane McGlynn and Breezy Kevany McGlynn went on a surf trip to Fanore, co. Clare. Sitting on their boards looking in from the sea they saw the beachside green fields were dotted with a herd of alpacas. They were immediately fascinated with these creatures and their wonderful fleece and flew to Peru to find out more...
Now they design from their beautifully restored 18th century stable yard studio beautiful textiles using the very finest Peruvian alpaca wool.
Yvonne is an Irish Jewellery Designer & Maker who creates silver and gold jewellery with a quirky twist. She describes it as fun and wearable art made to make you smile! Each piece is imagined, designed and handmade with love from her studio in Maynooth, Co. Kildare and hallmarked by the Irish Assay Office in Dublin Castle.
Yvonne is a registered professional member of The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.
Susie C. Coveney-Conroy
I was born in Catalonia of an English mother and a Catalan father. I came to live in Ireland in 1993 where I married an Irish man.
After the birth of my son I started working with clay and made mugs with sheep on them. This evolved into a throwing stoneware mugs on the potter's wheel. Together with my Mom Christine, a multi disciplinary artist, we have developed a variety of designs always related to Ireland and nature.
I studied nutrition for 3 years and became fascinated with the health benefits of seaweed and the obvious lack of it in the Western diet. The health benefits are numerous but one that interested me the most was the lack of iodine in our diets. Iodine is essential in proper thyroid function. The other benefits of iodine are healthy skin & hair and normal energy metabolism. Iodine is also necessary for normal cognitive functions. So along with some seaweed scientists we developed a blend of 8 organic Irish seaweeds that proved the best mix for health benefits and tastes. The vision became real in early 2019 with the launch of 3 types of smrt bars. We also have now an artisan organic pasta with the blend of seaweeds added.
Irish sculptor creating forms and exploring the medium of wire. My biggest source of inspiration is nature itself and this can be seen clearly with my tree fascination. The gamut of nature is represented in my work from insects and birds to mythical creatures and human figures.
There is a common thread to all that I create and that is the connectedness of all things. I am fascinated with what science is unravelling about the physical world and the hidden connections they are discovering which various religious figures and mystics have been pointing at for millennia. This is explored in my continuing series called "seemingly solid things", exploring the tenuous notion of the physical world being the essence of our existence.
Originally from Co.Monaghan, Stephen has been working in some form of creative practice for 15 years. After completing a degree in Model Design in the UK he began working in the film and TV industry in London. Between film projects he worked as an artist’s technician completing many large-scale projects.
Pursuing an interest in metalworking he began working with Matt Stanix Design as his lead assistant making one –off original pieces of metal furniture for a number of interior design companies in London. Following a number of years abroad in Australia and Spain he moved back to Ireland last year, taking up residence in Galway. Recent work includes commissions for the theatre, events and film industry and his own furniture and lighting designs.
I am passionate about producing unique and contemporary designs – designed to give you a little giggle and a definite ‘feel good factor’ every time you see them, leaving you excited to share the experience and dying to come back for more.
My range of greeting cards contain a mix of stand out typography and creative design features, each with a contemporary feel – packed with a mix of wit, inspiration, happiness and fun. Every design starts off with an illustration on paper, which is followed by a transformation of my illustrations digitally, fusing both traditional and present-day processes.
Through LAINEY K, I am on a mission of communicating messages of self- care and well-being, and all round, want to make you feel good!