Kya deLongchamps says it’s the time of the year to retrieve the garden furniture from storage and give it a little tender loving care before picnic days arrive.Read article
Kya deLongchamps says an old teddy bear or cuddly toy by German company Steiff can fetch thousands.Read article
Faith Ryan slips in to a sublime bath, downs some macaroons and spots a stylish office up-do.Read article
A Faberge cigarette case and an Elizabethan refectory table are among the lots on offer at Sheppard’s two-day sale in Durrow, Co Laois next Tuesday and Wednesday.Read article
Picasso, Matisse, Bacon, Calder, Freud and Chagall all feature in Reconfigurations, Prints of the 20th Century, the acclaimed exhibition at the Crawford Gallery in Cork until June 8.
WHAT little girl doesn’t love to play shop? For me it was a favourite game after Christmas to set up my store with empty chocolate boxes and biscuit tins, and left over wrapping paper.
Tom Spalding reviews a new book on Holy Trinity Church and the discovery of its Harry Clarke window.Read article
The 19th century Cork artist, Daniel MacDonald, was the only painter brave enough to paint the Famine as it was happening, and Professor Niamh O’Sullivan is appealing to people in the Cork area to scour their attics for his valuable work.
Kya deLongchamps is spoilt for choice when it comes to alternative flooring materials, from durable fabrics to luxuriantly silky carpets made with goat hair.Read article
Fresh from a very successful viewing in London this week, Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish and International Art auction is now on view at the RDS.
AVERY impressive Gillingtons style c1820 mahogany dining table at the James Adam house contents sale at Courtown House, Kilcock, Co Kildare, next Wednesday at 11am can be traced back to the original Courtown House contents auction in 1963.Read article
A PAIR of upcoming auctions will offer fresh to market works to Munster collectors.Read article
Kya de Longchamps explains why it really is a bright idea to give your home a creative lift with the dark gem that is Georgian mahogany.Read article
Faith Ryan eyes up a favourite vintage lamp and considers living it up in the great outdoors.Read article
As the evenings get longer and the weather improves, it’s time to start work on those indoor areas hovering on the edge of our gardens,Read article
EVERY two years the Design and Craft Council of Ireland, in consultation with an advisory panel drawn from the design world, compiles a publication called PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection in which they feature Irish designers and craft makers they deem to have made the most significant impact internationally in the previous 24 months.Read article
Lovable old Formica is as versatile as ever, writes Kya de Longchmaps.Read article
Des O’Sullivan finds considerable variety on display at Woodwards upcoming event.Read article
Des O’Sullivan looks at an auction that is drawing the crowds.Read article
Faith Ryan sinks her toes into aged rugs, searches out invisible switches and considers moving out to a vintage caravan for the summer.