With all that good weather over the weekend, we're officially ready to usher in the high heat of summer, in all its sunscreen-smelling,'swimsuit-at-the-ready, dawdling-outdoors kind of glory. And what better way than with the new ?issue??
On shelf from Thursday, June 22, the July/August issue of Image Interiors & Living is packed with beautiful houses from at home and abroad, the best and brightest of Irish creators and makers, plus tips for summer feasting and fiestas. See for yourself...
The Irish Up-And-Comers
We catch up with some of Ireland's coolest creatives, from Toby Hatchett in West Cork, hand-making custom speakers for Ireland's music festivals, to Karen Lavelle's?journey?from New York fashion to crafting candles in the Irish countryside as Soilse, and we speak to?Emma Whelan on the primary colour palette that inspired her first?Play(SET)?collection, as pictured above.
Outdoor Entertaining Ideas
Get ready to take the party outside with 50 ways to elevate your typical garden barbecue to full-on f?te, from versatile seating to summer cocktail recipes, and how to create a summer table with casual elegance. Our favourite tipple tip? Creating a barrow bar rather than a boring drinks table, as beautifully illustrated by Rob Gavin.
This issue we travelled the length and breadth of Ireland to find some of the country's most innovative and interesting homes. From an unusual canalside extension in Galway, to a considered renovation in West Cork, and a colourful family home in Ranelagh, bright and bold inspiration abounds.
PHOTOGRAPH Nathalie Marquez Courtney
We spent a day with the inimitable Imen McDonnell?as she cooked up a shellfish storm on the beach, including a seafood boil, flame-licked gurnard and grilled smoky oysters. Find?all the (very easy) recipes, plus advice from The Big Grill Festival's Andy Noonan on how to create the perfect cooking fire from scratch, in the new issue.
Aarhus, In the Middle Of Our Street
Copenhagan's little sister city is finally getting in on some of the Danish spotlight as it plays host to the European Capital of Culture this year. Aideen McCole gives the low-down on the city's buzzing museums and booming food scene amidst its jam-packed calendar.
Pick up the new issue of Image Interiors & Living, on stands from Thursday, June 22!