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Wish List: Chill out time

A book, a window seat and an hour of peace — take time out with Esther N McCarthy’s picks this week. 

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Wishlist: Fine bone china mugs

Jungle themes in teals and greens, Nelson reproductions and sensible graters — this week’s picks from Esther N McCarthy.

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Wish List: Bright and cheerful buys

Spring is just around the corner and Esther N McCarthy is here to show you the way to bright and cheerful buys for the home — at all price points.

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Wish List: The greenery of spring

Faith Ryan finds cute frogs amongst the greenery, cardboard chairs, elephant cushions and more. 

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Wish List: Grabbing the spring feeling

Faith Ryan is looking forward to spring now that the mid point of winter is past and the daffs’ are up.  

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Wish List: Bringing light to your home on the drab winter days

Winter may be glowering, but Faith Ryan lights up the whole house with comforting and eye-catching buys for the New Year.

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Wish List: Christmas Flowers, feasting, festivals and why no to get a Christmas puppy

 Faith Ryan puts the final finish on the Christmas shopping with flowers, feasting and festivals.

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Wish List: Christmas gifts under €25

Faith Ryan says it’s time to use ‘tasteful economy’ and offers a list of gifts under €25— not bad, eh?

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Wish List: Fitting your budget

With just under three weeks to get ready for Christmas, Faith Ryan has something for every budget.

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Wish List: Looking for the perfect gift

As the season warms up, Faith Ryan starts the hunt for that perfect gift.   

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Wish List: Faith Ryan’s darklight edit

Boho biscuit tins, book shelves and other beauties are part of Faith Ryan’s darklight edit.

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Wistlist: Autumn light

Faith Ryan takes her pick of the beautiful and useful to make any interior glow with autumn’s light.

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Wishlist: Autumn days

Faith Ryan styles autumn days with great design, soft textures and a plateful of culinary love.

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Wish list brings some design flair to the day

Go for a Lost Weekend or float a boat in the living-room. Faith Ryan brings some design flair to the day.

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Vintage view: The GPO, Dublin

A few weeks away from the start of the national celebrations to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, Kya deLongchamps wonders why the leaders chose the General Post Office as a theatre of war?

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Balade en Berline. Design taken from an 18th century Berlin carriage at the Musee National de la Voiture et du Tourisme, in Compiegne. €335 (36cm square to 90cm square).

Vintage View: Hermes scarves are the epitome of understated elegance

 

Kya deLongchamps takes a wander through the silken, society of the Hermès scarf.

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Wish list: Bring your interiors into the new season with a few simple changes

Dulux says it’s all go for gold this season. Marianne Shillingford, creative director at Dulux explains: “As a trend it has evolved from the prevalence of metallic shades last year.

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Wish list: The Amtevik range from IKEA

Faith Ryan offers old lace making skills, Irish linen and elegant furniture in a homespun tale of interiors.

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Vintage view: The emotional and political significance of the Chequers Ring

Kya deLongchamps considers the emotional and political significance of the Chequers Ring, one of the few surviving objects connected to the very private life of Elizabeth I, Queen of England.

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Wish List: Inspiring buys for autumn

Faith Ryan settles into autumn with some inspiring buys.

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Vintage view: A celebration of Israeli born Ron Arad

Kya deLongchamps celebrates the enigma and variations of one of the UK’s most celebrated industrial designers — Israeli-born Ron Arad.

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Wish list: Stylish buys from the world of interiors

Perk up your precious environment with some stylish buys from the world of interiors distilled, says Faith Ryan.

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Vintage view: Antique and vintage corkscrews

Kya deLongchamp explores the world of antique and vintage corkscrews.

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Wish list: Antiques, eco bags and art

Antiques, eco bags and art are just some of Faith Ryan’s tips and must-have buys for the home.

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West Tower door, Inner Ward, Cahir Castle, showing hole at top of door for 'yet', arrow loop to right and cross shaped void for shielding archers. Clockwise ästumble stairs' within.

Vintage view: Listen to the whispers of ancient castles

 

Last weekend my I was balancing on a boulder clinging to the bars of an arrow loop. 

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