If your new year’s resolution involves spoiling yourself (no judgment here), then you might like the flower subscription offering from Dublin-based florist The Crate. Founders Claire Ryan and Steph Hutch design seasonal bloom displays every week and subscribers can treat themselves to regular deliveries on a fortnightly or monthly basis. The flowers come stowed in a recyclable cardboard postal box with a hydration source to keep them fresh — and you’ll never receive the same bouquet twice. A six-month prepaid flower gift subscription starts at €220, making it a more affordable way to buy flowers regularly. thecrate.ie

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Headboard from the Le Chéile collection

Headboard from the Le Chéile collection

Headboard from the Le Chéile collection

Headboard from the Le Chéile collection

Homeowners have long been matching headboards with bed skirts and bedside tables. But what about visually expanding your bedroom by matching a headboard with a complementary rug? In collaboration with furniture maker Nós, luxury Irish textile brand Ceadogán Rugmakers has launched a bespoke bedroom suite collection that features offerings from three of its designers. Homeowners can get creative by combining different styles and finishes, while a chic matching pouffe completes the look. The Le Chéile collection is made locally, with prices for a single headboard (without frame) starting at €550. ceadogan.ie

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Ceramic art by Yasha Butler

Ceramic art by Yasha Butler

Ceramic art by Yasha Butler

Ceramic art by Yasha Butler

While playful design is having a moment, the trend for serene spaces isn’t going anywhere. Minimalist décor and peaceful tones evoke feelings of calm amid all of life’s chaos — and one key piece can elevate the entire ambience of a room. Wexford-based sculptor Yasha Butler makes dreamy ceramic art, sculptures and objects that are designed to still the mind and invite a deep exhale. She’ll be unveiling a new collection of Lithic vessels later this year, and she’s also experimenting with sculptural wall pieces. Butler is opening an online shop in the coming months but, for now, her work is sold by YB Art & Design, with prices from €300 to €3,500. yashabutler.com

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Mia de Las Casas scarf

Mia de Las Casas scarf

Mia de Las Casas scarf

Mia de Las Casas scarf

Irish textile designer Mia de Las Casas has an instantly recognisable style. After interning with avant-garde fashion designers such as Iris van Herpen and Fyodor Golan, she started her own label, Found Thread, which includes an eye-catching collection of neckerchiefs and tassel scarves. The textiles, which originate from de Las Casas’ drawings, paintings and collages, are printed onto natural fabrics as part of her commitment to sustainability. Her current collection is inspired by an old Japanese kimono book, and features vibrant hues of crimson red and sapphire blue. Her next collection, which she’s currently drawing, will explore the curiosities found on Irish mantelpieces. found-thread.com

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Grace Reddin of Gordita’s Bakes. Picture: Sarah-Kim Watchcorn

Grace Reddin of Gordita’s Bakes. Picture: Sarah-Kim Watchcorn

Grace Reddin of Gordita’s Bakes. Picture: Sarah-Kim Watchcorn

Grace Reddin of Gordita’s Bakes. Picture: Sarah-Kim Watchcorn

Alfajores are a mainstay in Argentina, where people often queue around the block for the best artisanal expressions of the sweet treat. Here in Ireland, the moreish recipe, which features two shortbread cookies sandwiched together with a delicious dollop of dulce de leche, has been mastered by baker Grace Reddin of Gordita’s Bakes. The award-winning food producer’s alfajores can be found in select cafés in Co Dublin and she also offers a fresh-to-order home delivery service across Dublin every Thursday (€34.50). If you’re looking for a beautifully presented care package for a sweet-toothed loved one, this little box of deliciousness should do the trick. gorditasbakes.com

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Tapestry weaving from Marion Weymes. Picture: Instagram @mualamakes

Tapestry weaving from Marion Weymes. Picture: Instagram @mualamakes

Tapestry weaving from Marion Weymes. Picture: Instagram @mualamakes

Tapestry weaving from Marion Weymes. Picture: Instagram @mualamakes

Looking for a crafting hobby that will keep you occupied during the long, dark evenings? Dublin-based tapestry weaver Marion Weymes has just added a course to creative knowledge share platform Domestika. Check out her Instagram page for a free tutorial on weaving a coaster, or sign up to the full course (€9.90) on Domestika. @mualamakes

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Fad Saoil sauna

Sauna culture is slowly gaining ground in Ireland as more of us discover the benefits of sweating it out. And with more mobile saunas popping up here, there and everywhere, we’re suddenly spoilt for choice. The mobile Finnish sauna Fad Saoil — ‘longevity’ as Gaeilge — recently found a new home in The Boatyard in Greystones, Co Wicklow. The wood-burning sauna, which operates at 80C-90C, is available for group bookings in 30-minute slots, with a strict sanitisation practice between sessions. There’s an outdoor relaxation area with lockers and waterfall showers, or you might prefer to cool off with a bracing dip in the Irish Sea. fadsaoilsaunas.com

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