The Index: What’s hot and what’s not this week?

We're liking compostable bags in supermarkets and no-nonsense boots, but finding beige a bit... well, beige

Alarm clocks: get your phone out of the bedroom. Photograph: iStock

Alarm clocks: get your phone out of the bedroom. Photograph: iStock

 

WHAT’S HOT

SuperValu’s compostable bag
Their new reusable and compostable bag will apparently remove 2.5 million plastic bags from circulation 

Enda Bowe
Irish photographer nominated for the Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize

No-nonsense boots
Combat boots, riding boots and motorcycle boots – no messing around

@cheapirishhouses
The Instagram account bringing us news of affordable gaffs

Alarm clocks
Get your phone out of the bedroom

Crow Street
This Temple Bar spot is racing up the brunch ranks

Jambon 2.0
Dún Laoghaire bakery Strudel’s smoked cheese and bacon Danish with cheese sauce

WHAT’S NOT

Giant restaurants
Press Up plans a 300-seater steakhouse. Who wants that?

Assignable Reminders
Google Assistant’s new feature to send reminders to people you live with. Passive-aggressive, annoying tech

Beige
On trend, but it’s still … beige

Swimming bans
If Ireland doesn’t get its water quality sorted, we’re in trouble

Tinder time-wasting
The average user logs on to the app 11 times a day

Pumpkin spice
The autumnal coffee meme has had its day

School iPads
Expensive and with dubious benefits. Get back to books

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