Author: Christine O'Donoghue de Vries

Miracles at dawn and weather watching

I’m coming up for air, the lambing season is underway. For ages the weather was too unsettled to leave the little creatures out. It was labour intensive keeping the ewes and their lambs indoors. The stony faced barn gives nothing away as to the breathing life inside except for the […]

These country lights! -Gooseneck Geometric lampshade!

Coming soon we will have an inspiring collection of lampshades inspired by the landscape of Kerry! You can be the first to see them at our pop up event at the Muckross Park Hotel Sunday 5 February next 12-5pm. We searched high and low in Ireland but there were no […]

Eco design for now and for the future

I have been working on a project designing textiles (chair covers) for Gooseisland workshop’s (Castlegregory, Co. Kerry) beautiful handcrafted chairs and stools. Like me they work with the traditional and bring a contemporary twist to their designs! Please see the image of the “milking stool”. Of course these speak to […]

2017: Do what inspires you!

Happy New Year from House of Kerry everyone. It’s that time of year when we are planning, trying to motivate ourselves, trying to think maybe how we can improve our lot? One of House of Kerry’s aims is to encourage you to “do what inspires you!” Change can be daunting […]

Get out for a walk

Well the weather is back to what one would expect, blustery rainy winterish!!Lots of talk about Christmas on the radio but can’t think that far ahead yet!I love Christmas but I am all for trying to enjoy the present moment. And there it was, a break in the weather the […]

November sun

It is strange weather for November, beautiful and mild. I said to Dad I’d keep an eye on the cattle we had just moved up from the field by the lake yesterday. They are down by the road and surrounded by other neighbours’ cattle nearby and could get up to […]