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Vintage View: Scrimshaws

Kya deLongchamps takes a voyage in the forecastle, with the skilled makers of scrimshaws. 

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Wish list: Cool colours, gold pens, elegant lighting and ... Hogwarts?

Liebherr refrigerators pack a practical punch with hi-tech and energy-efficient features, but with the Colourline range, they’ve added an extra touch of style.

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Vintage view: String shelving from Sweden

 

Kya deLongchamp’s eye for mid-century design is snagged by String shelving from Sweden, as great today as it was almost 70 years ago.

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Wish list: Bespoke beauties, exciting exhibitions, and caffeine kicks

Owls have been a staple theme for interiors for a while now and why not? They’re just so cute. 

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Vintage view: Affordable Victorian collectables

 

Kya deLongchamps is hooked by the intimate wonder of an affordable Victorian collectable you can keep and build on in just one drawer.

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Wish list: 'Cobalt Garniture of Seven Vases’ in porcelain

Esther N McCarthy spots maritime ceramics, creative waves and a storage solution from the god of the sea.

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Vintage view: Pieces from the Age of Walnut

 

A fanciful new King, barley-twist rails and cabriole legs — Kya deLongchamps introduces us to some oddly familiar pieces from the Age of Walnut.

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Wish list: This bracelet's a real charm

Esther N McCarthy goes on a world tour at home and finds a bracelet that’s a real charm.

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Vintage view: Elizabethan court cupboard

 

CUPBOARD — it’s one of those plump little old nouns that’s in danger of fading out of use. 

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Wish list: Funky pieces to lift the mood

Esther N McCarthy’s picks of the week include cute flamingo fairy lights and funky pieces to lift the mood and the soul.

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Vintage view: Vintage car styling

 

Kya deLongchamps takes a ride with the flying angels of vintage car styling.

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Wish list: Timely and creative pieces

Do not go to the Coal Quay in Cork without paying a visit to the Designworks Studio, even if it’s just to peer in the window.

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Vintage view: Record players

Kya deLongchamps takes a turn on vintage record players making sweet music in the collectables market at the moment.

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Wish list: Etain Hickey Collections

Quirky, comfy and downright lovely — Esther N McCarthy goes for gold in tone and texture.

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Vintage view: Designer Bill Stumpf's office chair

 

On the tenth anniversary of the death of designer Bill Stumpf, Kya deLongchamps takes a spin on his iconic office chassis — the Aeron chair. 

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Vintage View: The codpiece

Kya deLongchamps takes a wincing look at the most peculiar protuberance of male attire which thankfully wilted in the age of Shakespeare’s ‘A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream’.

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Online and in the shops

This week’s online and in the shops.

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Wishlist: Sunny treats

It’s officially summer, people —and Esther N McCarthy has some sunny treats to show.

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Online and in the shops

This week’s online and in the shops.

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Wish List: A little bit of everything

Samsung Electronics recently launched a line up including, wait for it, SUHD Quantum dot display TVs.

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Wish list: Father's Day gifts

It’s summer at last and Father’s Day too, Esther N McCarthy reminds us — in plenty of time to buy that card.

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Vintage view: Moorcroft Pottery

 

Kya deLongchamps is intrigued by the technique and tale of Moorcroft Pottery.

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Wish list: Groovy products

Esther N McCarthy casts her eye over a selection of groovy products for your home.

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Wish list: Downward dogs, birdie tiles, and shiny new silver cruets

Don’t mind the Downward Dog, try the Downward Lion with this very cool Misaki Kawai yoga mat, €25 from Tiger Stores, Patrick St and Mahon Point, Cork, www.tiger-stores.ie 

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Vintage view: Glittering enamel work known as guilloché

 

THERE are several forms of enamelling seen on antique items, including jewellery, but for my money guilloché, a relative newcomer, is the most luxurious and eye-catching.

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Wish list: Colour, pattern, vivacity

It’s all in the mix from Esther N McCarthy.

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Vintage view: Winnie-the-Pooh

Kya deLongchamps celebrates a bear of very little brain, but very large heart, with some collectables for your honey pot.

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Wish list: Picks for May

It’s blossom time and the odd pop of pastel pink occurs in Esther N McCarthy’s picks for May.

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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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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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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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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: Some chic and cheerful gems for your home

Give your home a lift with a splash of seasonal colour. Esther McCarthy unearths some chic and cheerful gems.

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Vintage view: Collectable thimbles

 

Kya deLongchamps really has her finger on the pulse when it comes to collectable thimbles.

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Wish list: Summertime shopping

Esther McCarthy lifts her Kinsale leather tote, knots her Silke scarf and goes shopping for summer.

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Wish List: The perfect mix

Jingly jewellery, cosy cushions, cheery chicks — it’s all in the mix from Esther N McCarthy.

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