Makers & Brothers Brings Artisinal Irish Goods to Your Home

first_img How to Make a Mojito This Indoor Market Takes You to Japan Without Ever Leaving New York City Editors’ Recommendations Brothers Jonathan and Mark Legge grew up with hand crafted products made in Ireland, so when the two decided to launch a business together, they decided to create an e-commerce site that brings together a variety of artisanal products made in the Emerald Isle, aptly calling it Makers & Brothers.“We’re based out of Dublin and we work with a whole network of about 70 makers around the country, and they’re all handmade goods,” says Jonathan. “So we got glasses that are made in Kilkenny that are hand blown, tweed from Donegal and we have these beautiful hand-made teddy bears, which are made in Cork by a girl named Claire-Anne O’Brien, and little espresso cups.”The Legge brothers started Makers & Brothers because they, says Jonathan, “were looking for ways to represent Irish craft and design in a really strong and relevant manner, and we tested it with some pop-up shops about four or five years ago, and we realized that ecommerce is what we want to do.”The brothers recently embarked on a journey stateside for a weeklong event dedicated to design called NYCXDESIGN, where they will hold a pop-up shop and workshop where a craftsman will make hand-crafted wooden spoons. So those who live in or around New York can visit the Standard East Village through May 20 to check out the unique products Makers & Brothers has to offer. The rest of you, head on over to in case you’re wondering — what’s the ideal Makers & Brothers item for a Manual man? Jonathan tells us it’s their whiskey tumbler (pictured above) made in collaboration with Jerpoint Glass. “It’s all hand-made, hand blown Irish whiskey tumbler,” says Jonathan, so get out a bottle of Jameson Black Barrel and pour yourself a glass in one of these.For more information, visit WhistlePig Teams Up With Four Chefs on a New Whiskey Rabbit Hole Rebrands and Launches New Whiskey How to Make a Blood and Sand Cocktail last_img read more

Partnership with Police and MADD for Safer Holiday Roads

first_imgGovernment, law enforcement agencies and MADD Canada are working together again to help keep impaired drivers off the roads this holiday season. Operation Christmas, a yearly campaign aimed at reducing impaired driving and encouraging motorists to practice safe winter driving, was launched today, Dec. 1, in Bridgewater. “Driving while impaired puts the public at great risk and every person has a responsibility to stop it,” said Justice Minister Mark Furey. “If you plan to drink this holiday season, arrange for a safe way home. If you’re with someone who has been drinking, don’t let them drive.” Impaired driving is a leading cause of preventable death and serious injury on Nova Scotia roads. Bridgewater Police Service is working with Lunenburg County District RCMP to host the campaign. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada will also participate in Operation Christmas. “There is always an option other than driving while your ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired,” said Cpl. Darren Slaunwhite of Lunenburg District RCMP. Police will set up checkpoints targeting impaired drivers across Lunenburg County during the campaign. More checkpoints will be in place across the province throughout the holiday season. Motorists are also encouraged to call 911 if they see a driver who appears to be impaired. “Random checkpoints at this time of year help us to make drivers more aware of their behaviour,” said Acting Chief Scott Feener, Bridgewater Police Service. “Every year this program helps save lives.” It is illegal under the Criminal Code to drive with a blood-alcohol level above .08. Police are trained to test for alcohol impairment at the roadside. A driver in Nova Scotia can lose their licence for a week or more for driving with a blood-alcohol content of .05 to .08. Anyone who fails the roadside test can be required to take a breath test at the detachment and could be charged with impaired driving. “The Christmas season is the busiest time of year, with holiday toasts to good cheer, and the risk of impaired driving is greater,” said Susan MacAskill, MADD Atlantic regional manager. “We don’t want there to be an empty place at the dinner table this year.”last_img read more

Municipal Commissioner of Colombo removed by Governor

Governor of the Western Province K C Logeswaran has decided to remove the Municipal Commissioner of Colombo V K A  Anura.He was removed based on a report submitted by the Presidential Commission appointed to investigate into the collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage dump. The Governor has been directed by the President to take appropriate action based on the report.