What’s hot and what’s not this week?

Pianos and Polaroids are the biz, but new iPhone price is a swizz

The  piano which is available for all to play while waiting on the train that has been installed by Iarnrod Eireann & John Murphy in Pearse Street Train Station, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The piano which is available for all to play while waiting on the train that has been installed by Iarnrod Eireann & John Murphy in Pearse Street Train Station, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

 

WHAT’S HOT?

 Dublin Theatre Festival: Starts this week. We’re looking forward to The Suppliant Woman and The Sin Eaters

Ruby chocolate: Behold, the first new flavour of chocolate in 80 years after dark, milk, and white. Pink, and made from ruby cocoa beans

Polaroid: The Impossible Project has brought the brand back to life

‘Broad City’: One of the best TV programmes around is back

Train station pianos: The Pearse Street piano is bringing joy to all, more of these please

The Tweed Project tracksuits: Galway company knocks it out of the park with their latest collection

The simple donut: In a world of excess, return to the plain ring donut

WHAT’S NOT?

iPhone X: We were excited about it until we saw the price. Over €1,100 for a phone is just bonkers

Corner shop erasure: News of an enterprise seeking to replace corner shops with vending machines in the US was met with wild criticism

The restaurant bubble: So many new restaurants in the capital, will the bubble burst?

Autumnal chill: Might be crisp, but you also get the head cold with it

Ireland’s urban greenery: Why can’t we have more trees on our streets?

Peticures: Nail polish on your pet? Too much time on your hands

Passport control: The endless tedium of queueing home or abroad

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