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A Ton of Good Eats
2018-06-01

So the good folk at The Irish Times spent a couple of eons grazing up and down the country, and put together a list of the Top 100 best eateries in Ireland. This is simply trolling the country as everyone will have their own few favorites on their doorstep, and will be waving their own county colours. Still its a great list. Even with the glaring Michelin omissions. All here on a map for handy perusing, trip planning and fighting over! ...

Colour InfraRed Under9s Hurling Photography
2018-05-24

This may well be a first. At possibly for Clanna Gael anyways. We sent a highly trusted and vastly experienced DSLR off to NASA on a top secret programme to filter out Russian hacked Gamma rays – no, we got an old camera converted to record the infrared spectrum in Birmingham. As opposed to recording what we naturally (enough... !) see with our own eyes, the camera has been adapted to record the IR spectrum so sunny blue sky days racked with UV...

Shape Generators
2018-01-30

Loving this folded paper structure in the Royal Hibernia Academy. Its work by Cork-based sculptor Alex Pentek, titled Folded Space and seemed to get in the way of a corporate do there recently, but to be honest with some pretty dynamic lighting, it really did make the room quite special. It came into its own at night and provided another screen and depth to the space that can at times seem...

You Are Now Entering...
2018-01-17

Caught this while out doing some night work for a client on the other side of the bridge. This dystopian urban look is one I quite like, seems to be quite a la mode on Instagram – or maybe that just my...

2018 Back to the Future Doc!
2018-01-04

We hurtled through December's slalom of Christmas parties (see above!), last minute numbers and sodden frozen timelapse sites. We got there and signed out for a couple of weeks of turbo eating. We're back. Rounder and softer on the edges, but we're back :) Lashings of Happy New Year to all – and delighted to be seeing the near future as brightly as we do in...

Open Gate Brewery Dublin
2017-11-23

Nights are getting darker, and the pub gets infinitely more attractive. Enjoyed great event in a new location for me last Monday evening. A wee get-together for some of the folk helping the Alone Charity raise a few quid, for the some of the older members of the community, all through lip-smackingly good ale. A good crew from some fine established pubs (The Two Sisters, The Oak, The Brazen Head... to name a few) all turned up to catch up and raise a...

Buff Bouef
2017-10-15

Staple. Some folk only choose one thing when they dine out – schteak. You pretty much have to have it to please a large section of your audience, something to woo the business crowd, the father-in-law, Larry from Longford and those that need to choose the most expensive thing on the a la carte. Over familiarity can be a curse, but that's often the challenge. Doing something simple, often and exquisitely well. Sealed in pan to get the brown amino...

Ya Game?
2017-09-30

Why, yes, yes I am. Except venison doesn't talk, and if it did it's be saying 'I'm delicious'. New head chef Rich is cooking up a seasonal storm in Suesey Street (ye olde name for Fitzwilliam Street) and lashed up – albeit – conscientiously plated, this delectable pile of seasons greetings. Game venison, parsnip, cherries and green things to be healthy like, I love how it looks. Check the meat structure and the melting salt crystal on juicy meat....

TenderScouts
2017-09-28

Tenderscout gots a new home. They flew the coop from DogPatch Labs, got ideas about themselves and located themselves in Georgian haunt of Harcourt St. Closer to Coppers in fairness. There's a fervent buzz off of Tenderscout, that's nothing to do with head honcho Tony's footballing prowess, or his boots. They seem to be delivering consistent results for businesses in getting more work in the door and striding forwards through Tenders – which...

Windy Liffey Balcony
2017-05-09

Rooms with views are hard currency in this game. One of the favourite perks of the job is getting to see Dublin from various vantage points. Thankfully photo ops are usually put up on a commanding rooftop and not in the dungeon depths, replete with coders, boxes and forgotten pop-ups. So I've been ticking along nicely with a delightful media company and photographed one of the business teams on this balcony nearly a year ago. I had a good blast of...

Nice Apartment
2017-04-24

I'm always astonished when I see house and apartment photography for pads worth over half a million eurotrons. Aside from the staggering amount, which is uncomfortably to even whisper, is when said estate agent decides that to sell an asset of this gargantuan value they need photographs that barely describe the place. I'm all for estate agents shooting for themselves if they can, but to show it in poor light, blurry, and photograph the ensuite with...

Stairway to Heaven
2017-04-10

Well, forgive the substantial leap of faith, but they're still going up the stairs. Maybe not to heaven, and not to any Led Zepp as far as I remember. Twas great little morning shindig put on by the good people of Siegel + Gale to have a chat and meet some good folk from the Dublin scene. On hand were a crack team of brand experts delivering some wise nuggets of futurism and branding, and how best to hop about the place when all the young folk be...

Minister of Health @ Cremore Clinic
2015-08-08

Cremore Clinic is a out in Glasnevin, and they requested a Google tour a few weeks back. Its a recently renovated clinic and they've all these pods off the main artery which gives all these mini zen-like moments. Right at the back of the property they've a really stunning rose garden, I'm no huge fan of the anything-but-humble rose but I must have hit it a just the right time – pretty mesmerising. Anyhoo, one of the more challenging portfolios in...

Shaved Parmesan Grated Truffle Tortellini
2015-08-06

My mind still bends a little each time I smell truffle. It just never smells like edible food and it kicks off an olfactory argument in my brain. I certainly don't dislike it, and do enjoy it massively in its milder applications, but its can be phenomenally strong, strong enough to stop me in my tracks – which is not easily done when there's a whole pile of delicious in the way. Tortellini parcels of delicious pasta tossed in olive oil, Parmesan...

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