My Objects of Desire: Deirdre Young on Irish design, vintage eyewear and personal style

Deirdre Young is the co-founder of Wolfhound Irish Goods and co-owner of Optica, the award-winning Dublin eyewear boutique

When I’m drawing or designing, my influence comes from the Irish landscape and its colours. The palette for the Wolfhound frames we design is moss, mist and lichen – each the tones of Ireland.

I have been drawing my entire life. Pencil drawings and watercolours are my first loves – the feel of the line on paper and the brush on beautiful watercolour or handmade paper – but lockdown gave me the chance to be home and ...