Wish list: Betty Jackson candles

This week is back-to-school time so Esther N McCarthy has picked up a few bits— big ...

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Vintage View: The affordable work of Eileen Gray

IRISH women designers are often promoted for their essential qualities of firstly, ...

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How to live the Manhattan high life on a modest budget

Get a slice of Big Apple style with inspired use of colour, savvy use of space and soft
furnishings ...

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Cork artist features in exhibition

OUGHT just this year The Friends of the Model by the Cork artist Harry Jones Thaddeus (1860-1929) ...

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Art and Antique news in brief

Doneraile delights
Auctioneer Aidan Foley will offer collectibles, antique furniture, ...

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‘Islands’ featured lot at RDS art auction

Islands, a magnificent oil on board by Patrick Collins (1911-1994) is a feature lot at Morgan O’Driscoll’s ...

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Grey neutrals form the perfect background for copper and blush

DECIDED to tackle my spare bedroom, which, with its dreary northern light and an accompanying chill ...

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This polite sofa has been re-imagined in a rich Rococo colour and cheerfully strewn in modern cushions from Matthew Williamson (€33 Debenhams). Carefully remove one or two arms on any vintage chandelier to use it as a wall mounted fitting.

Let loose with lush fabrics and gothic drama as the summer fades

IF YOU love antiques and shadowy vintage atmosphere but cling to bold modernity, there is room for ...

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Group of Drop chairs courtesy of Republic of Fritz Hansen, re-launched this week. The tear-shaped beauty of mid-century design was a big hit throughout the world for 50 years.

Vintage View: Jacobsen drop chair

If you’re wondering about that repetitive piercing squeal audible from some distant south Dublin ...

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Mary Reynolds was the first Irish designer to win a Chelsea Gold Medal in 2002 and is now the subject of a new bio-pic by Vivienne DeCourcy.

Mary is quite contrary

Mary Reynolds caused a stir when she became Ireland’s first gold medal winner at the Chelsea ...

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Crystal chandeliers to light up the paintings on one’s walls

A selection of Waterford glass at RJ Keighery’s auction next Monday at 10.30am is headed by ...

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Classic Cork glass a priority at priory

Antique Irish glass features on day one of the Dreweatts and Bloomsbury two-day summer sale at Donnington ...

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A treasure trove full of Eastern promise

A 19th century incenses storage box from Japan shows a monkey holding a peach; while another is in the ...

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Small wonders put new twist on old tradition

Today we are so technologically-minded we can hardly remember a world where everything was not accessible ...

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A painted tin and little felted spheres become holders for herbs and flowers in Mette's Farm Kitchen at 100% Design 2013.

Mette magic in the kitchen

Carol O’Callaghan talks to the duo behind this year’s Design Week hub.

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A dream of a sink and why not have two? The Gong sink and legby Enzo Berti for Kreoo in Irish Green marble. Wash your hands of€9,390 per ovoid and stand. Gold shading to bowl €1,530.www.kreoo.com

Your sink can be beautiful but practical

When choosing a bathroom suite, you don’t have to take the sink that comes with the other elements ...

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Mountain Redstart, withdrawn from production 2005, Oiva Toikka for Iitalla at Nuutajärvi (Finland)

Vintage view: Iitalla at Nuutajärvi

Kya deLongchamps is a bit bird-brained this week following a Finnish find.

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Wish list: Ursula Celano shamrock tea cosy

It’s tea cups, cosies and all sorts of blooming things for Esther N McCarthy this ...

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The Marie-Antoinette tapestries also include Le Colin Maillard (Blind Man's Buff).

Royal suite: Marie-Antoinette tapestries under the hammer

NOT every house can boast a suite of tapestries given as a gift by the King of France to his future ...

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This black ground Famille Rose bowl with Yongzheng Mark fromthe Alfred Beit Foundation sold for £434,500 in London.

Eastern promise for ceramics and art

Sotheby’s, which sold a black ground Famille Rose bowl from the Alfred Beit Foundation for £434,500 ...

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