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Kaiko Stu­dio’s cre­ations re­flect their founders’ back­grounds — Linda Legz­d­ina is a re­cently grad­u­ated in­te­rior ar­chi­tect while Ma­ciej Grze­chowiak is a for­mer con­struc­tion worker. They de­scribe their de­signs as min­i­mal­ist, ar­chi­tec­tural and geo­met­ric, with a Scandi in­flu­ence. But since mov­ing from Dublin to Bray, they have found in­spi­ra­tion in na­ture, mov­ing from work­ing with mainly in­dus­trial ma­te­ri­als to sea glass, lo­cal wild­flow­ers and resin. The beau­ti­ful beach glass in these pieces ( pic­tured left) was found on Killiney Beach. BUY: Neck­laces, €16.70 each; see kaikos­tu­ Tesco’s Candy Cane-flavoured ver­sions are be­ing her­alded as the end of civil­i­sa­tion They seem like a fash­ion-for­ward pur­chase but the up­keep is hell Be­yond tire­some now. Please go away A make-up trend that looks dan­ger­ous, not to say time-con­sum­ing IRISH IN­DE­PEN­DENT

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