31 Park Avenue, Dublin 4

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

7 Angelsea Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin

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

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

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

Pretty six-bedroom semi-detached red-brick Victorian home on sale for €2.5 million

Tupperware’s range of bright pastels synced with the explosion of colour in the post-war kitchen

The kitchen product that provided an income stream for women in the 1950s

The front garden of 8 Nutgrove Park has been paved with cobblelock

8 Nutgrove Park, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14 is near the Luas, buses, schools and UCD

17 Victoria Road,   Rathgar, Dublin 6: four-bed with 260sq m for sale through Sherry FitzGerald

Cosy contemporary home appealing in its livability for €1.95m

Three-bed semi-detached property located in a sought-after residential enclave

This property has a cool modern look with an emphasis on space and light, with swish bathrooms, glass panelled staircases and adva(...)

The house, which is on the market for €695,000, last changed hands in 2005 when the owners embarked on a top-to-bottom renovation (...)

The striking-looking set has gilt edges, a rich red deep rim and a dramatic large eagle in the centre

Commissioning a new dinner service has been a routine first lady task since 1817

Number 10 Wellington Road is one of three  houses on the terrace that were once the headquarters of Arup engineering.

Grand and gracious extended four-bed with its original coach house on offer for €3.25m

Risom’s 1943 chair: “The latest output of a streamlined manufacturing system born of war,” according to the New York Times

Design Matters: the Risom Lounge Chair c. 1943

Akari lamps and shades were made in the traditional way of handmade paper with a fine bamboo frame, with a metal wire stretcher and support

Japanese designer said to start a home, all that was needed was ‘a room, a tatami [mat] and Akari’

The threepence coin   featured  the image of a hare

British sculptor Percy Metcalfe won the competition to design the coinage

Super Lamp was made of painted steel with simple light bulbs

Lamp designed in 1979 was first put on display at Memphis exhibition in Milan gallery

The Tizio was the first lamp to use a halogen bulb and the counterweights mean altering its position takes the gentlest of touches

Designed by Richard Sapper for Artemide, in 1972, the lamp is finely balanced and sleek

Breitbart News responded to Kellogg’s decision to pull its ads by calling on its readers to boycott the cereal brand. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Cereal giant’s pullback from right-wing news site is latest win for savvy consumer activism

The garden egg chair designed  by Peter Ghyczy in 1968. Photograph: Sotheby’s

But for such a fun-looking piece of furniture, it has serious political resonance

Three-bed property in Dublin 6, with €1.6m asking price, was a family home for 30 years

Most club chairs look weighty and fixed – not this lounge chair

The leather has been replaced with fabric in the updated version of this classic

Black pudding ... call a spade a spade, it’s blood pudding, says Bernice Harrison. Photograph: Getty Images

Food Month Food Court: Black pudding is Gerard Maguire’s desert island food, but for Bernice Harrison, it’s just not on the menu (...)

Cosy two-bed Victorian cottage transformed by contemporary makeover

Piero Fornasetti: the self-taught designer found inspiration from many sources notably Greek and Roman architecture

Italian designer applied his boldly graphic patterns to a wide range of objects

Interesting ways to store and display books are hard to find

Extravagant ‘distressed contessa’ mural adds drama to fine reception rooms

A late 18th century house with mews potential on Old Mount Pleasant was home to prominent architect Thomas Ivory and will attract (...)

Spacious home on Park Avenue in Dublin 4 has attic conversion and walled garden

LCW:  Time magazine included it in its list of the Best Design of the 20th Century, describing it as “light and comfortable”

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the chair continued their work with moulded ply

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Edwardian Rathgar home has five bedrooms and a very desirable southside location

66 Beechwood Avenue Upper, in Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Asking €1.175m, this extended semi-detached redbrick family house is in walk-in condition

47 Upper Leeson Street: has an asking price of €1.275 million

Ex-DNG office in Donnybrook offers potential for either residential or administrative use

Arthur Edwards’s chair kicked off a new era of Irish design

Interior designer Bronach Rowell brings considerable style to the renovation of her own Ballsbridge townhouse

This Strain-built house, extended by the current owners, has good proportions

8 Iona Crescent, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Semi-detached redbrick of 153sq m with beautiful bay windows and large garden

The Dualit toaster is still characterised by a reassuringly sturdy flipping mechanism

In the 1980s when ‘industrial chic’ because a popular domestic look, the Dualit toaster looked perfect

37A Highfield Road: originally built as an extension to house a swimming pool and ballroom

Built on Highfield Road in the 1980s, this unique extension was originally created for a ballroom and swimming pool and has latter(...)

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: home to the Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style Gallery

Architect’s distinctive chairs are probably his most instantly recognisable design

This redbrick Victorian was in flats before being restored in the 1990s. It now has four bedrooms, some period features and a land(...)

Two-storey period house with three bedrooms for €795,000

114 Rathgar Road, Dublin 6: for sale through DNG for €1.1 million

Built in the 1840s, this former hunting lodge on Rathgar Road is on several acres – so many that the church at the top of the road(...)

Even the pickiest buyers will find little to change in this renovated terraced Victorian redbrick

Elaborate plasterwork became yet another way to display wealth with a rose just one decorative element on the ceiling

The truly magnificent versions in big houses in Ireland were made by highly skilled stuccodors

10 Grace Park Gardens, Drumcondra

Designer Paul Austen and his artist sister Maura bought a three-storey Edwardian terraced house in Drumcondra in 2000 and tasteful(...)

Four-bed property with a striking modern extension offers prospective buyers an easily managed property in a central location

Donald Gomme’s  light and modern-looking, solid, high-quality pieces, often in light oak

Donald Gomme’s light, modern furniture was perfect for a forward-looking era

Rosebrook, The Birches, Torquay Road, Foxrock

Five-bed detached house on The Birches cul-de-sac

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