Kya deLongchamps celebrates a new energy in Scandinavian interior style — and gives a rundown of the new items and old names that will conjure up cool interiors.More
Carol O’Callaghan takes to tartan as a cold winter hails from the wings.
WITH RTE’s Room to Improve programme due to air its ninth series in January 2016, its star Dermot Bannon has become a household name.
Kya de Longchamps looks at how leather is formed and cured for your couch.More
Anyone travelling to London next week shouldn’t miss the London Design Festival taking place across the city until the end of this month.More
From now until September 27, the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny hosts an exhibition of work from nine emerging architectural practices.
Carol O’Callaghan looks at a new book on pattern design and an upcoming show PATTERNITY at this month’s London Design Week.
AT A TIME when so many art colleges are accused of neglecting the basics of painting and drawing, it’s gratifying to come across Bren Smyth — who actually calls himself a drawer.More
The notion of a craft maker beavering away in a little rural workshop is not far from the truth.More
By now we’ve all heard of upcycling, the process of taking a piece of tired and unloved furniture and giving it a little cosmetic enhancement so it escapes certain death at landfill.More
It’s a strange habit we’ve had in Ireland of not celebrating success, rooted in a culture of begrudgery that ignored and even ostracised creativity and innovation, and instead honoured herd thinking.More
Summer time should mean expeditions and adventures out of doors but it feels like we haven’t moved beyond March.More
Carol O’Callaghan looks at a book which gets to the heart of feng shui.More
Avid watchers of period dramas like Downton Abbey will inevitably see a young scullery maid scrubbing a vast kitchen table on which all food is prepared.More
Did you know that while teachers in Irish schools are supplied with ergonomic chairs on which to sit, school children spend hours each day on chairs that encourage poor posture?More
Yesterday saw the release date of a film by Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon, entitled Song of the Sea, which earlier this year was nominated for an Academy Award.More
For the last few days I’ve searched for a website I browsed recently where I saw a clever but very simple idea for outdoor entertaining.More
Kya deLongchamps sees a new modernity in our country inspired spaces.More
Carol O’Callaghan offers a handful of good shops for design heads.
Kya deLongchamps trips the tile fantastic but with the caveat that they are items of taste cemented onto the walls — permanently.More
We’re so influenced by the US — despite an ocean between us — and increasingly so, when it comes to houses.
A week ago, University College Cork reminded us how much creative talent exists within this country when it awarded doctorates to notables from the design and art world.More
IS IT surprising that someone who enjoyed inventing things as a child should end up designing, or in some cases reinventing, everyday household objects?More
DESIGN trends are as fickle as fashion, so if you have everything that’s currently in-vogue and looking absolutely fabulous, it will date badly like an ’80s outfit.More
PSYCHOLOGISTS say we don’t like food on a plate that points towards us, no matter how beautifully it is presented. According to new research, anything pointy — a young carrot, perhaps — should be at a 45-degree angle from the diner.More
DECLUTTERING teaches people to shop selectively,” says Breda Stack, Limerick-based owner of LifeStyle Coach, a decluttering and styling company.More