Now I employ traditional techniques to make books and related objects in classic and contemporary styles.
It is very satisfying to give a text a sound structure and to make the cover tactile and visually pleasing.
They have an eclectic mix of Cork made design and print items, educational toys, books and some very quirky designer gifts.
Cait & I is a contemporary Irish Design and Craft shop in the heart of Sligo town which was set up by sisters Tara and Kathleen Mc Gowan in 2016.
This was a prestigious address close to the Exchange and the Custom House, it remained the family address until at least the mid 1820s.
The Exchange accommodated the council chamber, the town clerk’s office and a large assembly room.
Their staff have expertise which reflects the wide variety of books stocked and are more than willing to recommend and promote titles both local and international.
They are part of Cork’s vibrant cultural life hosting readings, lectures, launches and signings in an attractive literary setting. From ceramicists, jewellers and textile-workers to furniture-makers, wood turners and carvers, paper and felt makers, sculptors and many more, Cork Craft & Design brings together the very best of Cork’s unique creative arts and crafts and is a celebration of the amazing abundance and variety of high quality craft produced in Cork County and City.
Design Shop Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork City.
Whether you are visiting Cork and looking for a unique memento or you are a Cork native hunting for the perfect gift our shop has something for you.