My Career: Screenwriter and theatre-maker Sian Ní Mhuirí
My Career: Screenwriter and theatre-maker Sian Ní Mhuirí

Sian Ní Mhuirí

‘We have opportunities every day to be creative’: Lilly Higgins on the cyclical nature of crafting
‘We have opportunities every day to be creative’: Lilly Higgins on the cyclical nature of...

Lilly Higgins

Women in Sport: Longford athletics star Yemi Talabi on motivation, misogyny, and mindfulness
Women in Sport: Longford athletics star Yemi Talabi on motivation, misogyny, and mindfulness

Yemi Talabi

What to bake this weekend: Coffee and walnut pavlova with coffee-poached pears
What to bake this weekend: Coffee and walnut pavlova with coffee-poached pears

Graham Herterich

Trust me. You don’t need that for your baby
Trust me. You don’t need that for your baby

Amanda Cassidy

Why we love a good celebrity feud
Why we love a good celebrity feud

Amanda Cassidy

Prepare for a Paul Mescal supremacy — 5 upcoming or new releases from the incredible Irish actor
Prepare for a Paul Mescal supremacy — 5 upcoming or new releases from the incredible...

Sarah Gill

Three newly opened Irish restaurants to try out this weekend
Three newly opened Irish restaurants to try out this weekend

Sarah Gill

Author’s Bookshelf: Clodagh Finn on paying homage to the women who have made Ireland what it is alongside Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland
Author’s Bookshelf: Clodagh Finn on paying homage to the women who have made Ireland what...

Sarah Gill

What to make this weekend: Saturday night dinner for less than €6
What to make this weekend: Saturday night dinner for less than €6

Sarah Finnan

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Meet Frieda Gormley, The Donnybrook-Born Co-Founder Of House of Hackney


By IMAGE Interiors & Living
21st Jan 2017
Meet Frieda Gormley, The Donnybrook-Born Co-Founder Of House of Hackney

Co-founder of the wickedly cool House of Hackney, Frieda Gormley grew up in Dublin and Spain. After graduating from Trinity, she cut her teeth in Dunnes Stores before heading across the Irish Sea to London to work for Topshop and later set up the print-based design store with her partner and husband, Javvy M Royle. Here, she takes us on amble around all of her favourite places, spaces and things.


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ONE MY IDEAL DAY OFF I would go for breakfast in the E5 Bakehouse, under the arches just by London Fields Station. I have children so I might take them to the Museum of Childhood or we could go to Epping Forest, which is the old stomping ground of William Morris. Afterwards, I’d head into Soho to visit Liberty, my favourite store, for perfume, vintage jewellery and homewares.

A RECENT FAVOURITE PURCHASE IS Rose Noir perfume by Byredo, which I wore on our wedding day. It reminds me of a beautiful time.

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ALTHOUGH I QUITE LIKE THE COUNTRYSIDE, I love the Art Deco side of Shanghai. It’s as beautiful as Paris, yet less discovered.

MY ONE TO WATCH IS the lighting and interior designer Lee Broom, who’s our neighbour here in Shoreditch.

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MY FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION is Cornwall. It is really beautiful. I love how the flora is an amazing mixture of sub-tropical, but also has hydrangeas as well. It’s where countryside meets tropica, it’s magical.

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WE ARE CURRENTLY DESIGNING a series for C.P. Hart which is launching in November. It’s our first foray into the concept of bathrooms, so it has been really incredible to even research.

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