The Five Seasons from Alessi May 01 2019
We are so excited to introduce this innovative range of candles and diffusers into our edit.
The scents were created with the advice of one of the most important perfume makers in Grasse. Regarded as the world’s perfume capital, the French town is known for its cultivation of flowers and sophisticated production techniques. Five new fragrances emerged out of this meticulous research.
The personalities of the fragrances are suggested by their highly evocative names: “Brrr” (Winter), mature, fresh and bright with notes of bergamot, lily of the valley and musk; “Ahhh” (Spring), young and delicate with the freshness of a mystical garden and with notes of cardamom, hyacinth and vetiver; “Hmm” (Summer), vibrant and hearty, warm and inviting with a bouquet of figs, red fruits and mixed woods; “Grrr” (Autumn) complex, dense, smoky and sensual with a mix of incense, cedar wood and moss; “Shhh” (Special) mysterious, spiritual, obscure and enveloping, with hints of eucalyptus, rose and patchouli. These authentic fragrances fill the air with seductive notes that evoke the cyclical nature of the seasons.
We have chosen “The Five Seasons” leaf fragrance diffuser, the scented candles, and the cutest ever Candle snuffer. Precious materials, like porcelain and mahogany wood, and elements inspired by nature, like twigs, shape the design of the entire range. Smell, touch, sight and irony are the common threads throughout of the collection, but each with a new aesthetic. Five fragrant seasons that are harmonious throughout the year in any domestic setting.
The mahogany leaf fragrance diffuser is perhaps the piece that best captures the spirit of the collection. The porcelain bowl, white for the four seasons and black for the season of transcendence, is circular with a slightly rounded base.
The leaves used to diffuse a different scent for each season, are made from sapele mahogany, chosen for its porosity and colour, which enhances the silhouette of the design. Only three twigs come into contact with the fragrance: for a more intense scent the elements can be moved around so the dry twigs also absorb the perfume.
The leaf fragrance diffuser is sold together with a 150-ml bottle of essence. The scent lasts for two to three months depending on the temperature and the level of humidity in the home.
The rounded base of the diffuser enables the bowl to rotate: a little push and it begins to spin, allowing the air to circulate among the leaves and the fragrance to disseminate more widely throughout the room.
The Scented candle is housed in a porcelain bowl closed with a decorated ash wood lid, which can also be used as a base. The candles are made from an entirely vegetable – based wax and have a cotton and linen wick. They are 250 grams and last for around 40 hours. The wax and porcelain bowl of the scents dedicated to the four seasons are white, while the fifth season dedicated to transcendence comes in black.
The wax is “Made in Italy”. The lid is made by artisans from the Valle Strona, an area of Lake Orta close to Alessi’s headquarter. This area has been known for its wood craftsmanship since the early 1500s.
The five scents of Alessi Home Fragrances, 'AHHH', 'HMMM', 'GRRR', 'BRRR' and 'SHHH' represent the transformative, cyclical seasons of life – from renewal and blossoming to decay and beyond. The Five Seasons collection is a love song to nature, which is celebrated through the domestic recreation of the seasons: from the regeneration that follows the cold winter and the blossoming of nature in the spring, to the full flowering of the summer and the harvesting of the autumn fruits. These four traditional seasons are joined by a fifth: a spiritual bouquet that connects to your mysterious inner dimension.
Get a free Alessi Bowl November 29 2017Spend €100 on Alessi products, and receive a special edition bowl worth €53. Valid as long as stock lasts.
Spring Clear Out! April 17 2017
We want to make some room for new stock so we have decide to have a spring clear out. Check our Moods Home Sales section for some amazing bargains of up to 70% discount!
Green Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday November 24 2016
Its a bit like the old song 'I say tomato, you say tomato - lets call the whole thing off. Which ever way you call it; Green Black or Cyber - you really are just looking for a great bargain. So that's what we give you; you say 'GreenBlackCyber2016', and we say '20% off your moods home order'!
Happy shopping! (Just enter GreenBlackCyber2016 as the promo code on check out and you get your discount!)
Hey Ho Hay Ho, off to the fair we go! September 08 2016
We are heading off to the fair in London to see what the new trends are for the upcoming season!
This fair in particular is very exciting as it is the first time we are travelling as parents. What will it be like to combine a tradeshow with looking after a 4 month old will be an interesting new experience.
But that's not the only reason why we are looking forward to it so much. This invitation from Alessi arrived into our inbox and we can't wait to find out what news are in stall from this exciting brand! We love the idea that Alessi and Marcel Wanders have taken inspiration from the Circus for their new range!
Us being away for a week though means there will be no orders shipped until Friday 16th September. Hope this will not inconvenience anyone!
Alberto is in the mood for coffee April 11 2016
We are in complete agreement with Alberto Alessi about the emotionality of deciding what products to use at any given time.
Can you imagine if you had to put on the same clothes every day you got up? Of course you need different espresso makers to suit your different moods!
Happy Easter! March 23 2016
LOVE DESIGN. FIGHT AIDS January 14 2016
We are so delighted to stock a range of products from Alessi's (RED) range. These are special edition versions of some of Alessi's most popular products. With the sale of every of these products Alessi donates 5-10% of their profits to the (RED) Charity.
(RED) was created by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to engage millions of people in the greatest challenge of our time – the fight to end AIDS in Africa where 2/3 of the world’s estimated 37 million people with HIV/AIDS live. They work with the world’s most iconic brands and organizations to develop (RED)-branded products and services, that when purchased, trigger corporate giving to the Global Fund. These contributions are then invested in HIV/AIDS programs in Africa, with a focus on countries with high prevalence of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
We love the idea of being able to buy a gift that gives on two levels; A nice product for you and life saving medication for someone that needs it!
Fashion Sale January 08 2016
It's an exciting time of the year when a new season is about to start and you need to make room for all the exciting things coming in! So the clear out and get ready our fashion sale is now on. 50-70% off our Winter Fashion. See all the offers under the Fashion Sale tab!
Gift of Choice December 22 2015
Sometimes it's just to hard to choose the right thing when there are so many things to choose between. And sometimes you just run out of time and need an immediate delivery. But don't worry, the solution is here; Buy a gift voucher!
The voucher will be emailed to your own email and you can choose weather you want to print it out or send it in an email to your recipient.
We have pre made amounts of €50, €100 and €200 euro vouchers, but if you want to buy another amount just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make the necessary arrangements for you.
Also if you want a personalised voucher with there receivers name on, let us know and we can add it on.
The vouchers are valid for 12 months from purchase.
Green Thursday Project November 25 2015
We are really exited to be part of the Green Thursday project. This was set up this year to promote irish businesses, and to highlight the importance of the multiplier effect that happens when people shop from Irish businesses as opposed to sending of their cash to huge companies abroad. Hopefully it will make people think twice and take advantage of some great homegrown offers, before the craziness of the imported Black Friday tradition take hold.
So starting now and until midnight tomorrow get 20% off your order by entering the discount code GreenThursday2015 at checkout!
Come see us at the Christmas Fair Nov 22nd! November 17 2015
We are very excited to have our first outing into the real world. It's a unique opportunity to meet some of our customers face to face, and can't wait!
With beautiful Clontarf castle as the venue that Christmassy feeling comes with a guarantee. We had a sneak peak this Sunday as they were putting up the tree and starting to deck the halls and already we were thinking mulled wine and minced pies! we weren't far from breaking into a spontaneous 'Jinglebells' rendition!
So if you are looking to make a big dent in your christmas shopping, come and see us and our 53 fellow stall holders for a proper Christmas extravaganza! It's going to be phenomenal!
Our friend the JUICY SALIF is 25 years old! November 03 2015
It's hard to imagine that someone looking as young and fresh as this crazy juicer by french designer Philippe Starck is already 25 years old! But it's true! Have a look at his history here:
To celebrate we are giving 25% off the Juicy Salif for the next 25 hours! Just use discount code PSJS25 on checkout!±
A story about lust and love! July 22 2015
It was infatuation at first sight when we came across the watches from PUSH. Like with any relationship we learned more and more about them, and the more we found out, the more in luuurve we fell!
Firstly it was the look that attracted us; those sleek and simple lines just had us at hello!
Then came the price point; such good value! €39 and €59 depending on size.
When we found out that it was designed by two Irish architects our hearts started falling. Falling hard we tell you!
Then we found out that 10% of their profit goes to Irish Cancer Society and we were sold. Not only did we want these gems to adorn our own wrists - we wanted to sell these little gems! We were smitten!
So here we are, burning the midnight oil to get these wonderful new arrivals uploaded and ready so your own love story can start!
So which will it be? Will you fall for the PUSH Rainbow collection? The cheerful colours are bound to make your heart skip a beat!
Or is it the sleek PUSH Night&Day Collection that will steal your heart? This even comes in an extra chunky version in addition to the regular size. Defibrillators at the ready for your fluttering heart!
Alessi Promotion: The Italian Way July 10 2015
The Italian cuisine is one of the most popular and most widely available in the world. But we would argue it's not just the food itself that the Italians do so well. It is the whole table setting; the way they manage to make the simplest pasta dish elevated not just by it's ingredients, but also the dish it's served in, the cutlery, the bowl for the bread rolls; they all complete the dining experience and make that hump day dinner somehow seem more special! We like to think of this way of setting the table as 'The Italian Way!'
This summer we are bringing you the chance to achieve this sleek look at home at some very good prices. Be quick before they sell out!
Inspiration on the Danish Riviera! May 13 2015
If you only have a few days free this summer to plan something special, forget about longhaul flights to faraway destinations! Ilse Jacobsen has a beautiful Spa on the Danish riviera. Hornbaek is a picturesque beachtown north of Copenhagen. Because you don't travel so far the positives of the stay isn't wiped out as you trek home across continents!
As if days lounging on this beach isn't special enough on it's own, you can now also check into Kurbadet for special treatments. There is also a restaurant that offers highend scandinavian cuisine as portrayed in the second series of BBCs Nordic Cookery that will air this summer. It sees Ilse cooking with the program host Tariq Taylor.
A trip to Hornbaek will restore any imbalances you feel, and who knows you might feel as creative as Ilse herself. She always contributes her creative ideas to this gem on the coast, and it's very easy to see how inspiration would hit you as you wander on this beach with powdery sand between your toes; eating ice-cream and letting the gentle breeze create perfect beach hair for you!
We have already packed our flip flops for our trip in June! We can't wait!
Check out the Spa here on http://www.ilsejacobsen.com/kurbadet/
Easter Eggstravaganza! March 31 2015
The thought of all the chocolate we will indulge in over next week is close on making us have nightmares about the bathrooms scales showing some horrendous figures this day next week. And even still there will be more chocolate in the house, and you will resort to madly googling recipe ideas for using leftover easter eggs. No we want an alternative!
Why not buy something that you and the kids will love, appreciate and that will bring a smile to your face all the way to next easter instead? These Cico eggcups from Alessi are three things in one, the little man itself is the eggcup, you can fill the hat with salt and pour it out through the little hole on top, and eat it with the spoon. Three things for the price of one!
If you thought that was inventive, how about the Jib-Jib eggcup from Qualy? This little guy just quips 'easter'! The chick itself comes with an internal salt and pepper castor, You twist his head one way, his eyes go black and you can shake out pepper, twist the other way and the eyes go white and you can shake the salt. Leave it in the middle an both the salt and pepper is sealed. But thats not all! You can use his handy little beak to crack the egg in the first place!
If all that utility is too much and all you want is a great quality eggcup; you are happy with the salt and pepper castors you have; and you have a drawer full of spoons so in fact you were thinking about starting a business selling second hand spoons? Well then this is the eggcup for you. The Girotondo eggcup from Alessi. The Combination of the steel and the plastic is beautiful!
If you enter 'EGGSTRAVAGANZA!' on checkout you will get a 10% discount from now until April 6th!
Michael Graves March 13 2015
It is such sad news to hear that one of Alessi's most iconic designers has passed away.
Michael Graves died yesterday at the age of 80. Famous for his bold, symbolic references to classical architecture and his use of geometry, Graves is also known as one of the New York Five. His work bridged the abstraction of Modernism and the Postmodernism of the current era.
“No one has made a bigger impact on the world of architecture, certainly from Mercer County, than Michael Graves,” Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes said. “Some people think architects are just people who draw up buildings. They are artists in themselves, and Michael was clearly an artist. He will be greatly missed by the Mercer County community.”
A statement from his practice and an interview with Graves, after the news broke.
It is with deep sadness that Michael Graves Architecture & Design (MGA&D) announces the firm’s Founding Principal Michael Graves has passed away today, suddenly and peacefully, of natural causes. He was in his home in Princeton, New Jersey.
His famous whistling bird kettle will be 30 years old this year.
VALENTINES February 09 2015
Hate it or love it; Valentines is upon us and its your chance to be a cheesy romantic or raunchy rebel. These are our top 10 gifts to help you say what you feel!
Lets get the hearts out of the way first; the heart-shaped teainfuser from Alessi. To say 'I love you', or be more riské and say 'Let me infuse you!
More hearts; the heart shaped mug from Alessi. To say; 'Curl up one the couch and cuddle me!' Or bought together with the infuser; 'Just like you and me -two things that go together!'
Is this the day you are going to give your loved one the key to your place? Well then you'll need the Alessi Jalk keyring with the message 'You'll be needing this!'
Another, slightly raunchier version of they keyring message can be; 'Take my key and plug me, eh.. sorry it(!) IT when ever you want!
The Qualy Picky Boy, he is a cheeky chappy. Perfect for the 'Pick me!, Pick me!' messages you want to convey!
The Desk Bunny from Qualy is the perfect way to say: 'You're my Honey Bunny!'
The Pop-Up bottle opener from Alessi is the perfect way to your man's heart; 'Pop your beer then you can pop me! What man wouldn't love to hear that!
What better way to share your love than to buy a heart shaped house for your keys; 'You are my lovebird!
Is your Valentine a fairly new and un-established relationship? Perhaps 'I'll Tweet you!, Guess Who?' with a Chip bird from Alessi sent to their office emits the right message?
Simply think Valentines is shit but know your partner loves it? Secretly rebel by giving them a toiletbrush and disguise it with a 'Let me pop your Cherry!' message!
Recreating Nature - inside! October 23 2014
We really love the beautiful colours in nature at the moment. The leaves blow all around us in the most amazing array of colours. So we just don't want it to stop when we come back inside. And the great thing is that with the Qualy Autumn Door stopper you can recreate that look! And at the same time they can do a practical job! - hold your doors open and stop them from slamming in the autumn winds!
What lies beneath? September 07 2014
Sometimes you look at a popular product and think it's just down to a trend, not giving much fought to why it is that 'everybody' wants this particular product. But then as seasons roll on and the product becomes just more and more popular you start thinking 'there must be something more to this!'
That's also the case with the Ilse Jacobsen Rain jacket; some people might just love how they feel stylish yet sporty while wearing it. Other might feel it's so practical that they can open the two way zipper and be free to move on a bike. Or perhaps the rugby mum only cares about being dry and warm as she stands at the side of a pitch in all types of weather?
There is a lot of technology that goes into looking and feeling this good (as you can see from this diagram). But you don't have to worry about that; All you have to worry about is which colour to go for!
Splish Splash! July 31 2014
Luckily it's not all looks; as always Ilse Jacobsen backs up with exceptional quality. These boots are handmade out of natural rubber, and they have a fleece lining, so your tootsies will be warm and dry, but also able to breath! No plastic Chinese mass manufactured boots that will split during the first downpour here! Oh no, siree!
Have you had the pleasure? April 15 2014
The Ilse Jacobsen Flip Flops are gaining a bit of a cult following. Once your feet have had the pleasure you just can't stop wearing them. As soon as the degrees hit double digits we start yearning to wear them. We wear them indoors and check the outside temperature to see 'is today the day we can start waring them outside?'. And hooray! For us today was the day! The test walk to the postbox proved that 'yes' we didn't get frostbite, and the time has come to ensure that our feet are properly pedicure-pampered. Goodbye shoes; see you in September! For the next five months it will be nothing but flip flips for us! One in each colour please!
Bowl, Bucket or Bin? April 07 2014
It's so nice when you come into spring and you do your big spring clean and you get organised for the summer ahead. We have found the best little helpers for just about any storage, organising and serving needs you might have around the house. The Flow Bowl, Bucket and Bin from Qualy is so stylish and affordable, and we think that when you start using them you will only want more and more of them!
It really is only your imagination that will limit the uses! In addition to the above uses we can thing of using them as flowerpot covers, to serve salad, use as a wine cooler, keep your craft supplies tidy.
How would you use them?
So which is it; Bowl, Bucket or Bin?
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