Aileen Balfe is the homeware designer of Ail + El in Dublin.  She made her first concrete pots for succulent plants in 2013 and started to sell them at craft fairs.  In 2014 she made it her official business along with her friend, Eleanor McCaughey.  Her partner’s background is fine art and has since concentrated on painting leaving Aileen to continue to run the business alone.  On Garden of Poets she say this about her inspiration: 

“I like to seek out inspiration from wandering around Dublin. I like to look at contemporary architecture, graffiti, and street art. I’m also a big fan of Pinterest!”

You can follow this contemporary Irish homeware brand on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Ail + El.

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