The bedrooms at Qbic Hotel are suitably funky to fit in with the area.

I doubt if this is what Anish Kapoor had in mind when he created his 114.5m-high red steel sculpture for the London Olympic Park in 2012. I remember t(...)

The late Peter Johnson: The Belfast-born designer created interiors that were relaxing as well as elegant and stylish. Photograph: Eric Luke

Interior designer Peter Johnson, who died last year, was one of Ireland’s best, noted for his brilliant eye, exceptional taste and ability to create i(...)

International school fees for a six-year-old can cost up to $2,783 (€2,550). Photograph: Getty Images

The cost of educating a child at an international school varies considerably, depending on location. A new survey shows just how big the difference ca(...)

Pensioners ride bicycles along a street at Museum Island in Berlin. Photograph:  Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Over the years, Berlin has seen many horrors: hyperinflation, Hitler, David Hasselhoff dancing on the Berlin Wall in an illuminated jacket. But nothi(...)

A festival-goer leaves a toilet at the Roskilde festival in Denmark. Photograph: REBEL Media/WireImage

It’s a common first world problem at summer music festivals: the bar queues are long, the exclusive corporate beer on offer is not just overpriced: it(...)

Tate St Ives: take a trip to the picturesque fishing harbour in west Cornwall and stay at the Digey Fisherman’s Cottage

In Bloom Amsterdam’s annual Tulip Festival is in full bloom from now until April 14th, with more than 500,000 freshly planted flowers adorning the ci(...)

 Room to Improve presenter Dermot Bannon at home in Drumcondra.  “If I was to do it all again I’d flip the layout to have the bustling kitchen to the front and the more serene living room to the back.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Your home should say something about you to others but more importantly it should nurture you, says Dermot Bannon, architect and presenter of RTÉ’s Su(...)

Welcome to Marfa, Texas: “So, they’re all thinking, what’s a billionaire from New York City doing interfering with here?” Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Early last Wednesday morning, the pedestrian bridge joining the American city of El Paso to the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez had that recognisable st(...)

Springing from the experimental end of the hip Copenhagen scene – specifically from fearless artist-run indie label ILK – the delightfully named Shitn(...)

CityJet executive chairman Pat Byrne said the carrier would be reducing the size of its crew base at London City Airport and would begin talks with the crew affected. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish airline CityJet expects some jobs will be lost as a result of its plan to cut the size of its base in London City Airport. CityJet has 60 staf(...)