Ireland’s most famous neon sign at South Great George’s St in Dublin

In 1912 the words “Palais Coiffeur” lit up the boulevard Montmartre

21 Iona Park, Dublin 9

Spacious four-bed property with attractive interior features in Iona Park

1 Frankfort Avenue, Rathgar, Dublin 6

She lived here with her Polish husband and was hugely involved with Dublin’s artistic life

Chances are you have an Ikea Billy bookcase or know someone who does. And not just one – several.

Such is the ubiquity of the Ikea shelves there is an index for it to compare spending power in different countries

Spacious four-bed home close to city centre has attic conversion and large rear garden

Six-bed with 0.75acres extended to incorporate coach house

17 Orwell Park, Dublin 6

Semi-detached Rathgar Victorian has been restored by both previous owners

1830s property on 0.4 acre has potential to become comfortable family home

Production of  Volkswagen’s camper van ended in 2013 but last month it was announced that a new modernised version will be put into production. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

Beloved ‘hippie van’ is set to return as an all-electric vehicle with a sleeker shape

Belisama, Woodlands Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

A fine family home marries period personality and modern luxury

1 Brookfield, Mount Merrion Avenue

This house, on the market for the first time since the 1970s, has space to play with

The outdoor swimming pool at 15 Ailesbury Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Dublin 4 property has seven bedrooms, a tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool

A pioneer of post-war Italian design, she was fiercely individualistic, always swimming against the tide

4 Darley Street, Dublin 6: opened up terraced house close to the Grand Canal.

Number 4 Darley Street in Dublin 6 uses space well and is close to the city centre

Four-bed house has a soaring entrance hall and the kitchen upstairs

 Broadcaster Ivan Yates: “They’ve gone with safety. They know what he’s going to deliver. It’s not revolutionary in any way,” said Craig Farrell of Zenith Media. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Yates’s switch to Newstalk’s drivetime show highlights lack of female voices on Irish radio

By 1936 the prototype was ready, looking much like the Aviator  today – a delicate lightweight frame encasing large teardrop-shaped green lenses.

Design Moment: how eye protection for 1930s US pilots became popular sunglasses

Four Cork Chairs  that have seen better days

These chairs have brown leather seating and tend to be the most sought after by collectors

The Irish Pavilion, designed by Michael Scott, at the New York World’s Fair of 1939. The building was shaped like a shamrock. Photograph:  Courtesy of RIA.

A perfect opportunity for a statement of national identity and purpose

52 Bayview Avenue

You could move straight in to this 102 sq m house, which was rented for some years

End-of-terrace at corner of South Circular Road and Dufferin Avenue has potential

The signature Pantone product are its guides, those narrow cardboard sheets printed with small, numbered colour swatches

When Lawrence Herbert invented a ‘universal language of colour’, it quickly took off

Some consider it the quintessential capitalist typeface because it used by so many corporations; others consider it socialist as i(...)

46 Edenvale Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6: buyers will be attracted by the “all done” nature of the house.

Number 46 Edenvale Road has a clever extension that floods the kitchen with light

Number 78 Kincora Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3:  Art Deco house four double bedrooms.

Number 78 Kincora Road is a cool Art Deco home in a great Dublin suburb

59 Bushy Park Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6

A 1950s Rathgar bungalow on a 0.75 acre site will pique developer interest

 A Lalique frosted scent bottle modelled as a single flowerhead and stopper formed as a wasp, c. 1912

Design moment: Lalique, c.1888

The Irish Heart Foundation pulls no punches in its current “Stop Junk Brands Targeting Kids” campaign, saying that brands “use underhand and unregulated marketing tactics. Their influence has spread into children’s homes, digital devices and even their schools.”

The Irish Heart Foundation is campaigning against cynical advertising aimed at children

Le Bas Terrace, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Behind the redbrick facades, emphasis in the interiors is on space and light

Semi-detached house built in the 1870s retains many period features

Digital advertising boasts a no waste, data-driven measurability and pinpoint targeted delivery. Photograph: Istock

Spending on digital platforms is forecast to exceed ad spend on TV in the US this year

Toile de Jouy: Famous artists including Fragonard were commissioned to create designs and thousands of different ones were produced at the Jouy factory.

The fabric with pastoral scene designs has roots in the banning of cotton in France

95A Beaumont Avenue, Churchtown, Dublin 14

Modern, ready to walk into new house in a well-established suburb

28 Whitehall Road, Churchtown Road, Dublin 14 has  150sq m (1,609sq ft) spread over two floors

With its granite finish and redbrick detailing, 28 Whitehall Road feels like an old building

The Swiss  railway clock: the simple, unfussy  look proclaims reliability and order. Photograph: AFP/GettyImages

Strikingly simple look is a triumph of modernist design

15 Shanganagh Terrace, Killiney, Co Dublin

This instantly charming four-bed property has substantial gardens and piles of parking

4 Glenart Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin

No detail overlooked in quality turnaround project at No 4 Glenart Avenue

St Anne’s, Coliemore Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin: period details and stunning sea views.

St Anne’s (€2.7m) on Coliemore Road offers period details and a stone coach house

Fluid rigidity: Danish designer Verner Panton’s chair is stackable for practicality and the lipped edge makes it easier to move around

Design Moments: Panton Chair,1960 was straight out of the space age

KitchenAid Model K food mixer: One of its key selling points was that the attachments could be used on any KitchenAid mixer

Its retro design chimed with gentle, almost quaint idea of home baking as a pastime

The owners of 2 Ailesbury Drive, Dublin 4 changed the staircase in the grand double-height entrance hall

Straide House in Ailesbury Drive is perfect for a family trading up to a top location

Beautifully modernised four-bed formerly owned by British embassy for €2.39m

Bright and spacious detached family four-bed in Moorefield for sale for €935,000

No 82 Highfield Road in Rathgar, Dublin

Edwardian house has plenty of space to extend and to add off-street parking

One half of castellated Victorian with added extension on Saintbury Avenue for €2.25m

31 Park Avenue, Dublin 4

Substantial six-bed property with beautifully manicured garden for €3.5 million

Double-fronted property in prime location has five bedrooms and open-plan kitchen

7 Angelsea Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Two-storey extension to the rear has made a substantial difference to fine terraced house

Multipiece sets of early Fiestaware can go well north of $1,000 on Ebay

Pottery instantly stood out for its solid bright colours and nods to art deco

An exterior view of the property

The house has been furnished with new carpets, is freshly painted and looking its best

Number 69 Park Avenue, Dublin 4: handsome with 297sq m/3,200sq ft of space.

Number 69 Park Avenue is a handsome semi with full-sized tennis court

Porte Dauphine Metro, Paris: Two cast-iron pillars look like flower stalks,  a soft green support and a delicate-looking fan-shaped canopy to keep the rain off commuters.

Hector Guimard’s elegant transport entrance is a thing of function and beauty

74 Monkstown Road, Co Dublin

Mid-19th century three-bedroom Victorian home completely renovated and modernised

The two  interconnecting reception rooms have  matching marble fireplaces with duck-egg blue tile inserts, shuttered sash windows, cornicing and ceiling roses

Extended Victorian semi-D renovated in heritage style, with plenty of original features

The Louvre: 666 diabolical panes of glass? No, actually

When Chinese architect IM Pei’s pyramid opened, it was a magnet for controversy

Numbers 16 and 9 St Mary's Road are similar sized Victorians in walk-in condition on one of Dublin's premier roads

Number 9 St Mary’s Road, Dublin 4 is on the open market through Lisney for €1.9 million

This end-of-terrace redbrick in Dublin 4 in walk-in condition with elegant original features

9 Iona Drive: 230sq m house with a 25m-long back garden has an  asking price of €1.25 million.

Number 9 Iona Drive is a very spacious 230sq m family house with great proximity to town

Anthora paper coffee cup

For retro authenticity, the Anthora has appeared in modern TV classic ‘Mad Men’

Number 22 Howth Road has two storeys over garden level.

Three-bedroom semidetached house set back from road has pedestrian-only front access

12 & 12A Corrig Road, Dun Laoghaire

Architect-owned four-bed family home with two-bed adjoining house

Initially ceramic and textiles were for display only, but demand was such they became widely available to  public in  Nassau St outlet in Dublin – and a logo was required

Louis le Brocquy’s logo stamped on bowl or pot was sign of quality and good design

39 Greenfield Road, Mount Merrion

1930s semi with a large garden has been in the same family for 60 years

Villa Tyone in Foxrock, Co Dublin

Detached house with room to improve and space to extend

To cool for design school: Henrik Thor-Larsen and his iconic Ovalia chair

The Scandi hot seat’s futuristic design all but screams the swinging, go-go-booted ’60s

Number 3 Grosvenor Place has a 33m back garden

Five-bedroom home comes with plenty of parking

A vast kitchen-cum-dining and livingroom was added to 16 Annesbrook, Clonskeagh

An extended house in a quiet enclave near UCD is ready to walk into

Egg Chair, Danish, 1958. Designer: Arne Jacobsen

Design Moment: Arne Jacobsen’s1958 classic should have been called something less eggy and a name more owing to its wing-back ante(...)

Property was previously sold in 2010 for €465,000 but has been totally refurbished

Five-bedroom home lies over three levels and includes conservatory and mezzanine

Castleton’s modest entrance conceals a large property filled with original gothic features

Textile designer Lucienne Day’s Calyx fabric which she designed for the Festival of Britain in 1951

Design Moment: British designer introduced a fresh, modern approach to interior textiles

Terraced house has garden-level offices and mews home at end of large garden

Neighbour buys house, takes garage and part of garden, and resells for €1.95m

Belleek Pottery: Round tower centrepiece representing the decade from 1897 to 1907.

Long a staple of suburban China cabinets, Belleek items are much desired

Philippe Starck in Brown Thomas to promote his signature perfume. “I am ashamed of everything I do. It is my engine to work.”

Philippe Starck has designed everything from a toothbrush to hotels to superyachts

Lansdowne Lodge, Dublin 4

In the same family since the 1890s, Lansdowne Lodge is a grand house beside the Aviva stadium

Large Victorian house on Garville Avenue in Dublin 6 has been well-maintained

Old post box on Dublin’s Westmoreland Street: “The actual shade of green was not specified, so the colours varied depending on what paint was to hand.” Photograph: Peter Thursfield

What to do with all those bloody red Brit boxes dotting the Free State? Paint ’em green

39 Brighton Road, Terenure, Dublin 6

Turley Property Advisors asking €1.35 million for distinctive number 39

Number 55 Palmerston Road, Rathmines has been a pricey rental up until now

New owners of 55 Palmerston Road will want to preserve its lovely period features

2 Green Park, Orwell Road: two-storey detached house is for sale for €1.775 million

This five-bed 1930s family home at 2 Green Park has a large garden and plenty of scope

Sanitorium seating: it was important that the materials could be cleaned easily and of course comfort was a factor too

Everything about this most elegant hospital chair proclaims modernist principles

Beautiful six-bedroom property on Seaview Terrace sits on a third of an acre of land

Number 52 Cowper Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6 is an executor’s sale  for €2.85 million.

New owners will likely do a complete renovation of this five-bed Edwardian redbrick

Former GP practice on Leopardstown Road in Foxrock is typical Edwardian-era redbrick

“When you see nature through the glass walls of the Farnsworth House, it gets a deeper meaning than outside.”

Movie about building of avant-garde home to star Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal

3 Mount Eden Road, Donnybrook, D 4

Handsome five-bedroom turn-key family home available for €1.95 million

Chemex coffeemaker was designed in 1941 by German inventor Peter Schlumbohm

Peter Schlumbohm’s invention is the perfect example of design simplicity

Dublin 6 townhouse in turnkey condition was recently renovated to high standard

Number 15, Carlisle Avenue, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Three-bed end-of-terrace home for €975,000 could be ideal for couple trading down

The digital platforms that younger consumers use every day, such as Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, have signalled ever-more serious intentions of upping their video offering, including commissioning original content.

RTÉ to look at younger audiences, but those viewers are already looking elsewhere

Miss Blanche: there is something undeniably poetic about a chair whose only decoration is a cascading bunch of trapped red roses

Designer Shiro Kuramata’s delicate-looking chair is a prime example of minimalism

Rosleague on Milltown Road  is for sale for €1.375 million.

Rosleague is an A3 energy-rated home on the attractive Milltown Road

No 33 South Hill, Dartry

House on elevated site near Dodder park was updated and extended to 137sq m in 2010

Number 20 Beechwood Avenue Lower is for sale for €1.1 million: buyers won’t have to do a thing before moving in.

Snug Victorian on Beechwood Avenue Lower offers 171sq m and smart interiors

The Qwerty’s invention is usually attributed to American newspaper editor Christopher Latham Sholes.

Design Matters: The Qwerty keyboard, c. 1874

End-of-terrace, three-bedroom house in Sandymount was recently renovated

50 Sandymount Avenue, Dublin 4: 150sq m for sale through Sherry FitzGerald for €1.2 million

Side and rear extension could be considered as long garden won’t miss a few metres

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