Rose Martin brushes up on her German ahead of a cultural reawakening.
Sat, 25 Aug, 2018
Rose Martin look at a new scheme that allows commercial suppliers of clean electricity to sell to the grid.
Sat, 04 Aug, 2018
Rose Martin takes a look at the innovative and imaginative designs among the winners of this year’s Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland Architecture Awards.
Sat, 16 Jun, 2018
Rose Martin looks at the new Ovo range of furniture and Ikea’s wild venture into Saville Row tailoring
Sat, 09 Jun, 2018
The Venice Biennale is a familiar enough concept to most of us, be it art or architecture, but few have ever been, and fewer still have taken part.
Sat, 12 May, 2018
Those glued to Escape to the Chateau, (including wedding finale last weekend on Channel 4), may now have a much greater appreciation and understanding of what it takes to make an old house work, writes Rose Martin.
Sat, 28 Apr, 2018
“So you’re Brad Pitt? That don’t impress me much” might be the reaction to the actor’s interior pieces for the Pitt-Pollaro range says Rose Martin.
Sat, 14 Apr, 2018
Rose Martin looks at designs and designers, new hues and a fundraiser at DFS, Cork
Sat, 17 Mar, 2018
Rose Martin discusses a new scheme that offers help to rural dwellers living on local and private roads before looking further afield at an interesting incentive to revive a dying mountaintop town in Sardinia, Italy
Sun, 04 Mar, 2018
Rose Martin tries to sift the wood from the trees when it comes to sustainability at domestic level.
Sat, 06 Jan, 2018
Rose Martin reports on the smoky coal ban and Dermot Bannon’s new TV show.
Sat, 09 Dec, 2017
Sat, 02 Dec, 2017
Rose Martin looks at a range of books for reading and for giving as gifts over the holiday season, including Fiann Ó Nualláin’s latest work on mindfulness wrapped in the very practical Irish tradition of the seanfhocail
Sat, 18 Nov, 2017
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
Sun, 01 Oct, 2017
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
A new approach to a common material makes this Rise home shine, says Rose Martin
From Páirc Uí Chaoimh to a tour of Cork city pubs, Rose Martin looks at options for the Open House event, which aims to encourage the people of the Rebel City to appreciate their built heritage.
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017
Rose Martin looks at events in the design world this week
Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
Sat, 02 Sep, 2017
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
Rose Martin looks at what’s trending in the home, inside and out, this week
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
This is a great opportunity to see what’s happening in architecture in Ireland, says Rose Martin, and to have an input into the built environment.
Sat, 10 Jun, 2017
Rose Martin picks up a copy of William Hall’s latest block buster, which frames the building materials that make up our world. This time he concentrates on timber.
Sat, 20 May, 2017
When is a tree house not a tree house? When it’s a play tower, says Rose Martin, who went to the village of Glanworth to see what you can do when you don’t have a tree to hang a house on top.
Sat, 11 Feb, 2017
Rose Martin looks at what’s new and what to do in the home this week.
Sun, 05 Feb, 2017
Rose Martin reviews a new book that looks inside some of Britain’s great country houses of the landed gentry and aristocracy which have been continually occupied by the same family for generations.
Sat, 04 Feb, 2017
Rose Martin looks at a number of new books dealing with design and architecture and in particular, the re-emergence of a new style of Japanese architecture.
Sat, 03 Dec, 2016
Rose Martin looks at design news, colour ideas, and delicious new bed linen from a national treasure.
Sat, 12 Nov, 2016
Rose Martin takes a look at what’s happening in the world of design and interiors this week.
Sat, 22 Oct, 2016
Mon, 26 Sep, 2016
Sat, 24 Sep, 2016
Sat, 20 Aug, 2016
The only way to find out what’s happening in the world of interiors its to go to the shows, and Rose Martin visited London last week for the niche, Clerkenwell Design Week.
Sat, 04 Jun, 2016
Tommy Barker visits The Mall House in Kinsale and sees a masterful, modernised restoration project
Sat, 02 Apr, 2016
Sat, 05 Dec, 2015
Rose Martin suggests a return ticket stocking-filler to see one of the glories of the Tudor Age and a house of two sides, Hampton Court Palace.
Sat, 21 Nov, 2015
Rose Martin delights in this American-style property on a waterside site of 1.67 acres, minutes from Kinsale.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2015
A sun-washed viewing terrace is the opener to country house style off Cork’s Lee Road. Rose Martin reports.
This modernist gem, built in the 1970s, is fitted with perfect period furniture, writes Rose Martin.
Sat, 20 Jun, 2015
Rose Martin looks at a new book illustrating architecture in high places.
Sat, 06 Dec, 2014
Rose Martin looks at a new book on the life’s work of the self-taught and New Zealand-born creator of the boutique hotel concept.
Sat, 22 Nov, 2014
Rose Martin visits a leafy south Cork City suburb where an arts and crafts-style house hits the market early for the autumn pick-up.
Sat, 30 Aug, 2014
This detached house near Blarney will need work, says Rose Martin but is a walk to Blarney.
Sat, 17 May, 2014
Little Red Gate Cottage is a warm and comfortable retreat with plenty of guest space, writes Rose Martin.
From an Irish childhood to her travels through India, Rose Martin spends an extraordinary afternoon in conversation with author Dervla Murphy.
Sun, 11 May, 2014
Rose Martin winds her way past quirky cul de sacs, hidden roads and huddled houses to uncover a gem, minutes from the sea.
Sun, 12 Jan, 2014
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