Thursday, 21 May 2015

Irish Degree Shows 2015

Here it is, your guide to Ireland's art, design, fashion and architecture degree shows in 2015! More than 20 shows across the country, north and south of the border, are listed below with more to come as I find them. They are listed by county (kicking off with Dublin, as it's the one with the most shows and the biggest audience) and wherever a county has more than one show, they're listed by date so you can see what you need to get to first. You can start planning your summer now...

Sunday, 3 May 2015

London Degree Shows 2015

London College of Communication Summer Shows 2015

Welcome to the 2015 degree show season! Here I Like Local brings you a regularly updated list of London art, design and architecture shows so that those of you based in or near the UK capital can find the best new cool dudes in town. I will be updating this list as I get more information on shows so check back often to find out what's opening when and where. Irish readers, I will have your list up SOON. Enjoy!

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Yes for Love

Yes for Love by Areaman Yes for Love by Jamie Murphy Yes for Love by Niall McCormack
Yes for Love by Lauren O'Neill Yes for Love by John Mahon (The Locals) Yes for Love by Maser
Yes for Love by Milton Glaser Yes for Love by Paul Gately Yes for Love by Lightscape
Yes for Love by Sheena Dempsey Yes for Love by Ciaran Walsh (Sweatshop) Yes for Love by Steve McCarthy

On 22 May Ireland votes on whether or not to change its constitution to enable same-sex marriage, which would take the country a massive step closer to the equality that same constitution speaks of for all of its citizens. The answer is obvious and the opinion polls are in favour of equality, but there is a big difference between having an opinion and getting out and voting. Yes for Love is an online repository of pro-equality avatars by a host of great designers, artists and illustrators that you can choose from to use on your social networks to spread the love. I've picked out just a small selection of them, you can browse through them all and pick your favourite(s) to show that you support equality, whether or not you can vote on 22 May (but this goes without saying: if you CAN vote, then DO vote!)

Monday, 27 April 2015

Superfolk at DesignMarch

Superfolk Camping Stool, exhibited at Iceland's DesignMarch

Last time Irish design studio Superfolk featured on I Like Local, they were showing a range of simple, thoughtful products at Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2010. Last month they returned to northern Europe to exhibit at Iceland's DesignMarch, and Jo Anne and GearĂ³id got in touch to tell us how they got on. Read on...

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Here's the Heads Up #26: Cork Edition

CIT Library and IT Building by de Blacam and Meagher, part of Open House Cork

Wait, what?!

So for the first time ever, I Like Local is producing a Cork edition of Here's the Heads Up, because for the first time ever, Cork hosts Open House, one of the most enjoyable and accessible architecture festivals in the world. From 10 to 12 April over 30 buildings open their doors for public architectural tours, along with an OH Plus programme of walks, talks and activities. All of it is free and all of it looks great, but here are a few I Like Local highlights...