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It’s time to snuggle-up and Esther N McCarthy shows you how to do it in style this autumn.

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Vintage view: Couture shoes

 

Rather more Dunlop welly than Salvatore Ferragamo, Kya deLongchamps steps into the world of the very well-heeled.

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Interiors wish list: Autumn colours, woody tones and dehumidifiers

Esther N McCarthy gets us winter ready.

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Vintage view: The ancient art of the automaton

Kya deLongchamps is moved by the centuries old skills used in the automaton. 

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Interiors wish list: A splash of colour

Tall lamps and little buttons are Esther N McCarthy’s choices this week.

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Vintage view: Neiger Brothers costume jewels

 

Kya deLongchamps discovers the grim end of the Neiger Brothers — costume jewellers from the 1920s whose work is gaining in value and popularity. 

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Wish list: Go bananas for baskets

Esther N McCarthy is thrilled by trinkets and is a sweet on strawberries.

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Vintage view: 10 tips to not lose shirt

Kya deLongchamps offers 10 starter tips to get what you want from online auctions without losing your shirt.

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Wishlist: Potty for Cork Craft Month

 

Esther N McCarthy goes a bit potty this week. Well, it is the start of Cork Craft Month after all.

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Vintage view: George Nelson glamour

Kya deLongchamps clocks some George Nelson glamour.

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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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