There's a lot to see and do during Design Week outside of Dublin, but due mainly to time constraints (both in terms of writing this post and actually getting to multiple locations outside of Dublin) here are my top 3 "I'll get to these if I can" events/exhibitions.
Generation is a collaboration between the Institute of Designers in Ireland and the Crafts Council of Ireland to showcase some of the best in emerging design and craft in Ireland. It opens in the National Craft Gallery on 31st October (spooky) and runs until January (which means I'm bound to get to it at some stage - and so are you!).
The Best of ICAD 2008 is an exhibition celebrating the best in creative advertising and graphic design, as chosen by the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design. It's on in the University of Ulster in Belfast from the 4th - 11th November.
(image via www.cyclechic.org)
After a second summer in Denmark I turned from cycling-sceptic to cycling-enthusiast (with an emphasis on Enthusiasm rather than Ability - I still can't indicate without falling over) and so Cork city's Cycle Chic event is an absolute revelation for me. Building on the success of last year's event, Cycle Chic combines fashion show with trade show as local and European designers showcase innovative bicycles, trendy accessories and smart clothes (and though it's difficult to discern the tone from the website, I'd say there's an element of tongue-in-cheek in there). You'll find it in the Millenium Hall on Anglesea Street on the 7th November, it kicks off at 5pm and it's FREE!