In the low late January sunshine, uniform rows of bare vines roll out towards the distant Luberon mountains. By summer this landscape will be ablaze (...)

‘I’m in the business of making things work,’ says architect Eva Byrne of Houseology, pictured on the balcony of the apartment in Dublin 6 that she reconfigured

Tiny House Nation is a TV show that first screened in the US in 2014 and is currently being broadcast by Channel 4. It looks at inventive ways homeow(...)

Collaboration: ‘Plumage’, by Love & Robots, in association with Niamh Lunny of the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Love & Robots

Taking stock of the Year of Irish Design 2015, what was it for and what did it do? Doubtless, almost as an act of design itself, ID2015 gathered, mat(...)

Non-shed house dog: President Obama takes Bo, the first family’s Portuguese water dog, for a run in the  White House. Photograph: Pete Souza/Reuters

So you have your perfect pad in this season’s palette of muted shades of taupe and ochre (just like last season). Your hard surfaces of polished wood (...)

‘Pregnant Girl’ by Lucian Freud, a nude painting of his Irish teenage lover, Bernardine Coverley, sold for £16 million at Sotheby’s this week

(...)-€240. Sunday, February 21st: Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green. Fine Period Interiors auction at noon. Viewing(...)

David Britton: ‘At a house clearance I spotted some paintings that turned out to be by Sarah Purser and later sold at auction. If I hadn’t spotted them, they would have gone to landfill’

What’s your area of expertise? My main area of expertise is 20th-century Irish Art. I’m involved in all aspects of the business and carry out valua(...)

Angela O’Kelly at  home with some of her favourite black items, and some of her own jewellery. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Internationally renowned jewellery maker and curator Angela O’Kelly lives in Co Dublin. Made from paper, plastic, fabric and precious metals, her nec(...)

Corridors and hallways are good for adding built-in storage. Bespoke solutions will work best in these locations and can be designed to blend in with your existing decor.

Having time off is wonderful but at this time of year, given the shortness of the days and the inclement nature of the weather, a break can leave you (...)

Legit on Meath Street: converted from a former butcher shop

Meath Street is one of the last bastions of real Dublin where it’s possible to buy everything from pork tongues to knock-off handbags in one short st(...)

(...). Laden with charm, beautiful interiors and magical gardens, Dargle Lodge is the kind of property many(...)