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Wish list: macaroons, baths, lamps and retro jugs

Faith Ryan slips in to a sublime bath, downs some macaroons and spots a stylish office up-do.

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Steiff lace-up, hot-water bottle bear with boot button eyes in mohair, c.1910. Part of an unparalleled collection of Steiff, once owned by disgraced US hedge-fund manager Paul Greenwood. This fellow sold at auction for €26,000 in 2010.

Vintage view: A Teddy Bears’ Picnic- Steiff

Kya deLongchamps says an old teddy bear or cuddly toy by German company Steiff can fetch thousands.

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Wish List: Wheel bench, juju hats, table lamp and  nest box

Faith Ryan eyes up a favourite vintage lamp and considers living it up in the great outdoors.

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Vintage view: Georgian mahogany

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.

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Wish List: Rugs, invisible switches and a vintage summer caravan

Faith Ryan sinks her toes into aged rugs, searches out invisible switches and considers moving out to a vintage caravan for the summer.

 

 

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Wish list: eggs by Etain Hickey

Faith Ryan chooses precious treasures, from pocket-money grabs to bespoke commissions.

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Vintage view: 1960s Danish Vola tap design is still a turn-on

Wandering  the DIY aisles, we are spectacularly brave. When it comes to choosing taps - we’re downright dare devils. 

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Wishlist: designer tableware, bright rugs, and silk pillowcases

Faith Ryan dines out on designer tableware, shops for a bright rug, and snuggles up to silk pillowcases.

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Wish list: Mother’s Day gifts

Faith Ryan searches for something to say it all, as she roots out fun and flowery gifts to mark Mother’s Day.

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Wish list: Luke Sisk creations

Stand out from the crowd with a scattering of unique products, says Esther N McCarthy.

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Wish list: Bookcases, garden pails and vintage chairs

Bring the spring indoors with a splash of paint or colourful storage solutions, says Esther N McCarthy. 

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Wish list: Bookcase, Chiltern flower armchair,

Gracious glazing on a bookcase makes for a Downton-esque library says Esther N McCarthy.

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Wish list: Luxury textures and scented candles for Valentine’s Day

Did you know sleeping on silk has all kinds of benefits that 50 Shades never even thought of, says Esther McCarthy.

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Wish list: Cute handcrafted family plaques

Crafty little plaques and pulsating pouffes make up some of Esther N McCarthy’s choices for the last of winter’s weeks.

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Wish list: Cheap and cheerful ideas for the home

If you’re making the most of your stove this winter, have a look at this hot glass plinth, writes Esther N McCarthy.

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Wish list: A range of New Year items for your home

Your little one will be cute as fox with this drool-busting bib from Cork company, Babyboo. 

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Wish List: Some festive gift ideas to brighten any home

CORK Craft and Design have a lovely pop-up shop in Douglas Village shopping centre and you’ll also spot them in one of the glass pods on Cork’s Grand Parade as part of the Glow Christmas festival, stop by and say hello. 

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Wish list: Inexpensive and elegant homeware gift ideas

Some inexpensive and some elegant gifts make up Esther N McCarthy’s Christmas wishes.

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Wish list: Tefal Ingenio collection

Dollies, delightful boxes and mock ups of Morrissey on a tea towel? They’re all part of Esther N McCarthy’s wishful world.

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Wishlist extra

Have a look at these handcrafted wooden charts, they’re only fab. 

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