‘A real eye opener’: fashion designer Helen Cody

A rug can be art and the carpet a canvas, some ending up displayed on walls rather than floors. In Ireland, modernist artist Mainie Jellett was a pion(...)

Mario Sierra of Mourne Textiles

Maison et Objet is one of the world’s biggest interiors fairs. It draws retail buyers and interior designers from all over the world to Paris ev(...)

Emily Sachs  on the Artwood stand at the RDS: The f ive-day National Crafts and Design Fair  has grown from 100 stalls in 1995 to 600 this year. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

More than 40,000 people searching for crafty Christmas presents will converge on the RDS over the next five days during the National Crafts and Desig(...)

Kritika Ashok, founder of myartgallery.com and Incredibleireland.com.

“The online art world has grown tremendously in the last three years, but it’s still small in Ireland. I think there’s a huge opportunity for business(...)

Have you ever looked at something particularly tacky, impossibly wrong or just weird and thought “someone actually designed that”? Good design make(...)

President Michael D Higgins: will be attending events in China aimed at promoting Ireland run by the Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and Tourism Ireland, as well as the Science Foundation of Ireland, the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and representatives from the universities.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There is a strong business flavour to this week’s visit by President Michael D Higgins to China as he will be attending events aimed at promoting Irel(...)

President Michael D. Higgins is on a week-long visit to China. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins shared a stage with musician Sharon Shannon and her band, the poet Paula Meehan, erhu player Sun Huang and cellist Zhao Xu(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife  Sabina Higgins are shown around the Forbidden City in  Beijing. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins began his high-profile state visit to China with a tour of the Forbidden City at the heart of the capital Beijing, on a mi(...)

Artist turned textile designer Helen Steele projects paint layers into the air, capturing the 3D designs for transfer to print on fabrics in vivid layering of contrasting colours. Photograph: Peter Rowen

Visitors to Ireland will be given a window into the working world of dozens of Irish designers as they pass through Dublin Airport as a new photograph(...)

I want to look amazing and save the world at the same time. What are my options? If you’re starting to think about your footprint in a more meani(...)