On the Scene

Published: 16th May 2015 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2015 01:05 AM   |  A+A-


Home is where the heart is and nobody knows that better than Ikkadukka, an Indo-Irish lifestyle brand that was conceived to provide thoughtfully designed products. The boutique website comprises an enviably curated mix of hand-made ceramics, glassware, cushions, quilts and hand-knotted rugs and special edition of classic books.

Scene.jpgIkkadukka works with amazingly skilled Indian artisans who manufacture the team’s designs to the highest quality. They also work with great brands around the world as well as in India that complement their sense of global design. Enda Noone, the cofounder of the website, says, “We have also tied up with up and coming brands such as Nocturne Jewellery who Vogue UK has described as ‘the next British heritage brand to look out for’. We also have a lovely range of bags, belts, scarves and other accessories for the ladies to covet and love.”

Besides this, the website also has an adorable children’s section with handmade toys imported from Denmark, super-soft baby quilts and interesting items such as entire children’s favourite books printed on one-page posters to hang on their bedroom wall. These include classics such as Peter Pan, James and the Giant Peach and Harry Potter, and many more.

Scene1.jpg“And of course not forgetting the men, we have some really stunning hand-painted sterling silver cufflinks, a favourite of mine, and also some beautiful silk pocket squares,” says Noone. “It’s really amazing to sit and watch the skill of these talented award-winning artisans as they use traditional Indian techniques to hand-paint our designs on this small enamel space. For me, they are a truly special statement piece, a unique blend of the traditional and the contemporary,” he adds. Our favourites include the vintage mason jars and the lushly scented candles from Quince and Seltzer and Niana. Perfect to light up those long summer nights. Tres charmant.

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