Entertaining advice for new season dining

 

Choosing a dining table? First, measure the space it will fill. Then, consider buying pieces you can move outside when the weather warrants it, says Kya deLongchamps.    

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Vintage view: The contour Coca-Cola bottle

 

Kya deLongchamps discusses a design icon as American as apple pie — the contoured, Coca-Cola bottle — first manufactured a century ago.    

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Wish list: Garden goodies

Esther N McCarthy goes garden mad this week with a pick of pastoral pleasures.

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Antiques in brief

DA VINCI DRAWINGS
Next week, ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) from the Royal Collection in Britain will go on display at the National Gallery in Dublin. 

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Avedon’s ‘real’ Marilyn Monroe

According to the celebrated mid 20th century fashion photograph Richard Avedon this is an image of the real Marilyn Monroe. 

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Plenty to choose from this weekend in Bandon, Dublin and Rosslare

Collectors have plenty to choose from this May Bank Holiday weekend.

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Exciting sale of the year at Lotabeg, Glanmire

Des O’Sullivan describes one of the highlight auctions of the year with contents from Lotabeg going under the hammer.

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Three sales to lure collectors and interior decor enthusiasts

Des O’Sullivan looks ahead to some unique sales with varied lots on offer, including art and elegant furniture.

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Antiques in brief

RISING MEMORABILIA
Easter Sunday, 1916 fell on April 23. 

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Irish art in abundance at Dublin, Rosslare sales

Summer sales season getting into swing, writes Des O’Sullivan.

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Vintage view: Finnish designer, Alvar Aalto's domestic works

 

Kya deLongchamps takes an appreciative look at three domestic works, still in production, by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto who passed away 40 years ago this year.  

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Wishlist: Sunny picnics and April showers

This Arran St East mug and pourer set is inspired by the markets area of Dublin.

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Buying online for your home offers traceability back to the artisan maker

A chat and a chance meeting on a train led to the creation of a new online store which makes a virtue of selling items which are sustainable and traceable, but which also have a strong design ethic, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Plants create a calm environment in the home

House plants are endlessly varied and can add a really natural feel to your living area — as long as you remember to cater for their individual and seasonal idiosyncracies, writes Kya deLongchamps.

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Make room for your little bundle of joy by preparing in advance

Will their be a new addition to your home arriving shortly? Kya deLongchamps advises to invest in furnishings that will grow with your child.

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Antiques in brief

Cashel sale
Around 1,000 Cashel Palace Hotel lots are to be sold on the premises by Doneraile- based auctioneer Aidan Foley over two days on April 26 and 27. 

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Janis Joplin’s dress is sure to impress

THIS dress worn by Janis Joplin comes up at Julien’s Auctions Rock Icons sale at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square, New York on May 21. 

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Furniture and art sale at Lynes and Lynes in Carrigtwohill

Des O’Sullivan looks ahead to a sale of quality furniture in Carrigtwohill.

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Lots of interest in Morgan O’Driscoll’s upcoming art sale in Dublin

Des O’Sullivan previews a sale in Dublin, which is already exciting interest in previews in Cork and London.

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Why prints are an affordable route to art collecting

 

Carol O’Callaghan on why prints are an affordable route to art collecting.

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