Some 20 years ago the idea that candles, and in particular the fragranced kind, would be a booming business was laughed at, quite loudly by some. Modernity poopoohed the idea that a light source that is as old as time itself would become a fashion item.
Buzzy idea What could be nicer than honey from your own hives? Well, it could be that someone else minded the bees, and as an added bonus made lovely natural honeycomb candlesticks and lip balm from the hive too, and delivered them to your door.
To celebrate the beginning of Food Month in The Irish Times, we have some good news for artisan food producers.
Eight young food companies have won their own stands in the food hall of the National Crafts & Design Fair at the RDS in December.