Ten Best #13


By: John Mahon

Hey all

Here’s this week’s Ten Best and she’s following the usual format.

That is, the first five items carry an Irish passport and the last five are from the world at large.



1. How Rave culture came to ireland

Brilliant podcast hosted by State editor Phil Udell with Dave McDonnell and Mark Crumlish who tell tall tales from the early days of rave in Ireland.


2. South William Street report card

Remember that little love of benches that appeared on a former parking spot on South William Street during the summer and then disappeared again?  It was an experiment from DCC Beta and according to their report card it went really well

More of this please. 

3. Show & Tell 

A new creative conference from the Hunt & Gather guys.  They’ll have a design fair aswell as a series of talks featuring the like of Body & Soul boss, Avril Stanley, the guys from Offset, Dublin Inquirer, Catapult Production and lots more interesting folk. 

Show & Tell takes place in Smock Alley Theatre on 28th November.  

4. If walls could talk.

An interview with Tommy, owner of the institution that is Grogan’s since 1972.  He’s seen some shit.

Via Storymap Dublin 

5. Love and Robots

Love and Robots create brilliant personalised laser cut jewellery and they’ve just opened a pop up store on Dame Lane where you can see what they do, pick up some pre made wares or get your own designs made up.

Check them out, they’re there til the end of January. 

6. The Secret Venetian ball

Want to go to a secret party in the underground canals of Paris?  Course you do.  

Via Messy Nessy Chic 


7. Bingo Lingo clock

An ingenious browser based clock by Karl Toomey that tells the time via cryptic Bingo calls. 

See it here 

8. Bloc snookered

This required a double-take when we saw it.  Six time snooker world champ Steve Davis has been booked to DJ at the infamous Bloc festival.  

Story here


9. Follow the yellow brick road

Deeply, deeply satisfying to watch.

Absorb it here

10. Mega mix and match

This needs a big record collection, a great memory and alot of time.  Bravo Christian Marclay. 

Via Blogdrop2 

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