Big in every way and in pristine condition, Number 11 Argyle Road is the type of property that doesn’t often come on the market

90 Marlborough Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, 270sq m (2,900sq ft), is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald

The owners reworked this Victorian redbrick on Marlborough Road to include a three-bed apartment

This well-located and substantial 141sq m home is ideal for downsizers or aspiring young families

Proust Armchair, 1978, by Alessandro Mendini

‘I made references to Proust’s descriptions of place and time on one hand, and the impressionist movement in painting on the other(...)

Family dream home on quiet cul-de-sac features home cinema and five bedrooms

74 Lombard Street West, Dublin 8

Attractive original features remain in this pristine three-bed just off the South Circular Road

Number 17 Ovoca Road is in need of modernisation, and there’s lots of room to extend

White House, Hainault Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18

An upgraded classic on Hainault Road is likely to have strong appeal, not least for developers

Hang it All, Charles and Ray Eames, 1953. Photograph: Vitra

Coat hanger was updated in 2012, but for purists the multicoloured ball design from 1953 reigns supreme

Garden level apartment at 4 Dartmouth Square, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

The Victorian redbrick Ranelagh house has a list of period features

Ivanhoe is one of a unique set of half-timbered houses designed by the architect who did neighbouring Sandford Park school

The three-storey new build in Dublin 14 includes golf club and river views

The late Fintan Gunne and wife Maureen moved into Wavetree in the late 1980s. This five-bed on a quarter acre site was the last av(...)

The Rosebud egg was auctioned in 2004 at Sotheby’s in New York, when nine Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs, valued collectively at $90 million, went under the hammer. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

As a symbol of excess – and extraordinary craftsmanship – this Easter egg is hard to beat

Emphasis on sustainability: Bjorn Steinar Blumenstein and his project on food waste. Photograph: Rafael Pinho

Nearly 100 design events were crammed into a three-day festival in Reykjavik

Scheele’s green, often described as an apple green or a light sea green

Design Moment: Scheele green, 1775

Number 19 St John’s, Park Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4, extends to  103sq m (1,109sq ft)

Fully renovated three-bed townhouse has a place for everything behind closed doors

Terraced home in Dublin 4 has been extended but still has over 90ft of green space

38 Auburn, Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Three-storey home centred on soaring atrium with space for a statement chandelier

Henry Dreyfuss’s Model 302  set the template for decades of what a telephone was supposed to look like

Design Moment: Bell Model 302 telephone, 1937

Five-bed house on Stradbrook Road would suit young family

Number 30 Grove Lawn, Blackrock, is a detached three-bed bungalow extending to  168sq m (1,809sq ft)

Number 30 Grove Lawn is a spacious bungalow perfect for small families or downsizers

Fine house on this revived three-sided square off Pearse Streeet in Dublin 2

Instagram paid post: Selena Gomez and the Kardashians earn hundreds of thousands per sponsored photograph

Bernice Harrison: Native advertising, like advertorials, is still just advertising

Individual contacts are written on small white index cards which rotate around a spindle

Seventies fans will love the avocado suite and melamine kitchen of this three-bed D4 home

4 Nutley Road, Dublin 4

Twice-extended, super-sized Nutley Road house comes with high BER rating

34 Ailesbury Road, Dublin 4

Substantial six bed, three reception house will make a super home in Dublin's most exclusive neighbourhood

The TK Maxx ‘Ridiculous possibilities’ ad campaign. Advertising agencies are predominantly staffed by younger creatives, which may lead to woolly thinking about older consumers

With so few staff over 50, its no wonder agencies have a warped perception of older people

‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful’

72 Tritonville Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4.

72 Tritonville Road is an attractive four bed that's ready to go but family buyers will probably want to address the kitchen

1950s home with lots of potential at entrance to St Lukes Hospital, Rathgar

Molar Chair by Wendell Castle

Wendell Castle was known as the father of American art furniture

Northcote, 17 Temple Gardens, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Northcote in Temple Gardens last sold in 1918. With renovation, it will make a fine home

Number 42 Seafort Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4

Number 42 Seafort Avenue has been extended and the space cleverly reorganised

The Valentine became the iPad of its day

There had been portable typewriters before but this was to look like a leisure item

Potential to expand this smart redbrick to a four-bed with an extension above garage

10 The Square, Beggars Bush, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

First-floor apartment would particularly suit downsizers looking for privacy and space

A Homemaker tureen

Starting with a dinner service, the range extended to include more complex shapes such as tea cups, coffee pots and tureens

22 Green Park

Spacious five-bed 1930s family home at 22 Green Park in walk-in condition

22 Green Park, Orwell Road, Dublin 14

Spacious 1930s five-bed in Green Park cul de sac setting ideal for a growing family

A smart extension has turned this property into a spacious five-bed with attic office

46 South Hill, Dartry, Dublin 6: roomy, sunny bungalow near the Dodder.

Roomy South Hill three bed offers 176sq m in quiet Dublin 6 enclave near the Dodder

Without any design or decorative pattern printed on the earthenware pieces, they were instantly regarded as daring and modern

Ardenza, Torquay Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18

Backing onto Foxrock Golf Club, Ardenza has been in the same family for 100 years

133 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Eoin O'Malley's city-centre three-bed gives any designer apartment in this docklands area a good run for its money

Lismore Waterford Glass

There is something very special in the Lismore design that makes it t timeless, at one both heritage and modern

Three-bed redbrick could do with a refresh but is ready to be moved into

Owners of this redbrick have done a lot of work to it but now they are moving on


Mews house built on a grand scale in the 80s

Easy-to-fold buggy an example of how good design can improve people’s lives

The classic JanSport backpack.

Famous backpack, with humble beginnings, is a staple for school and college students

There was something mesmerising about watching the image you had just taken emerge on that distinctive shaped Polaroid paper

The first commercial instant camera came about because a little girl couldn’t wait to see a photograph

Laze purple sofa from DFS

Homefront: Heirlooms for baby, designer wrapping and eco-friendly market

Post-war boom proved perfect time for practical pine-scented car freshener

Though invented in 1968, it wasn’t until 1980 that 3M released the handy blocks of yellow sticky-backed paper under the name Post-it.

In their first year alone, those handy little reusable slips of paper racked up $2m in sales

Its important 20th-century design is reflected in its position in museum collections from the Victoria & Albert in London to the A(...)

Number 22 Mount Prospect Lawns, Clontarf, Dublin 3 is 152sq m

Number 22 Mount Prospect Lawns is a contemporary home in showhouse condition

6 Eglinton Park, Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Even the paintwork is perfect in renovated home in quiet Donnybrook cul-de-sac

Period detail and modern comforts mean this Dublin 6 redbrick built in 2012 will attract downsizers from premium properties nearby

Each dish is created out of a sand mould and after casting, two layers of enamel are applied.

Cast iron cookware an essential piece of kit for any serious home cook

Claremount, Claremont Road, Carrickmines, Dublin 18 has  32sq m (3,520sq ft) of space

Claremount is a roomy five-bed 19th-century house that was renovated a decade ago

Gerry Adams during his address to delegates at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis last weekend. Live coverage of the political party ardfheiseanna and conferences will cost about €150,000-€200,000 in 2017, according to RTÉ. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gerry Adams grabbed the biggest audience last weekend but leader broadcasts have had their day

Carrigaline Pottery was a success from the start

Based on a hunch by Hodder Roberts that pottery could be made from local clay in Cork

Meticulously upgraded and extended at the Rock Road end of Booterstown Ave

16 The Warehouse, Clanbrassil Terrace, The Blackpits, Dublin 8

Two-bed apartment on Clanbrassil Terrace part of development at old Crowe Wilson building

10 Mount Street Crescent, Dublin 2

Grand period property with income potential on Mount Street Crescent

A decent makeover could transform this Blackrock two-bed off Avoca Avenue

The IQ light system was designed in 1972 by Danish designer Holger Strøm, who was then working at the Kilkenny Design Workshops, Ireland. Photograph:

Design Moment: IQ light, c 1972

A small dining room at 22 Ardagh Drive in Blackrock opens out to the back garden and into the kitchen extension.

Ardagh Drive house was more than doubled in size to 170sq m during remodelling

A sack-back Windsor Chair

18th-century chair has distinctive comb and hoop backs and is renowned for its longevity

Modern Donnybrook three-bed a good fit with neighbours

Willow Pattern presented a fantasy image of China to people who would never go. Photograph: iStock

Originally imported from China in vast quantities, English potteries sought to fill the demand for the highly fashionable porcelai(...)

Although renovation is under way, the house boasts tremendous sense of space and elegance

Attention to detail is striking in this renovated home on Beechwood Road for €1.595m

The glass is one of those rare designs that is still ubiquitous because of its perfect combination of elegance and durability

24 Leeson Park, Dublin 6

Spacious renovated four-bed Victorian house ideally situated in Ranelagh

Cycling on the beach at Jurmala, Latvia – not as easy as it looks

On a gruelling week-long cycle through Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, sometimes it’s nice to just take the tourbus to the next hot(...)

Stationery and storage are big sellers

No-brand quality goods with global recognition

Charming three-storey redbrick has five bedrooms and a large south-facing garden

Four-bed house has a light-filled interior and scope to extend upwards

The Nike Air Force 1. It was a technologically advanced basketball shoe, marketed initially to basketball players

The shoe became an influential and enduring item of streetstyle

2 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, 376sq m (4,050sq ft), is selling for €3 million through SherryFitzGerald

The 376sq m house in Dublin’s embassy belt previously rented by British Embassy

Number 47 Warner’s Lane, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 is on sale for €950,000

Tucked away behind Leeson Street, 47 Warner’s lane is quiet but close to the city centre

It shows the constructive simplicity that marks it as truly modern

Made by Italian label Cappellini, it edged its way into modern classic status

Following a makeover the apartment is being presented in pristine condition

A hanging wall plaque  from John ffrench’s Arklow Studio Pottery

BT’s ffrench collection was ‘tortured ashtrays at three guineas apiece’, according to Flann O’Brien

43 Marlborough Road, Dublin 4

Four-bedroom over-basement Victorian’s garden features a flexible studio space

Number 9 Convent Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin has 150sq m of space, with scope to extend

This 1930s three-bed on Convent Road might suit downsizers or a family with schoolgoing kids

Number 17 Longford Terrace, Monkstown, Co Dublin, is 445sq m (4,790sq ft)

Number 17 has been converted back into a magnificent family home in walk-in condition

Ireland’s most famous neon sign at South Great George’s St in Dublin

In 1912 the words “Palais Coiffeur” lit up the boulevard Montmartre

1 Frankfort Avenue, Rathgar, Dublin 6

She lived here with her Polish husband and was hugely involved with Dublin’s artistic life

21 Iona Park, Dublin 9

Spacious four-bed property with attractive interior features in Iona Park

Chances are you have an Ikea Billy bookcase or know someone who does. And not just one – several.

Such is the ubiquity of the Ikea shelves there is an index for it to compare spending power in different countries

Spacious four-bed home close to city centre has attic conversion and large rear garden

Six-bed with 0.75acres extended to incorporate coach house

17 Orwell Park, Dublin 6

Semi-detached Rathgar Victorian has been restored by both previous owners

1830s property on 0.4 acre has potential to become comfortable family home

Production of  Volkswagen’s camper van ended in 2013 but last month it was announced that a new modernised version will be put into production. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

Beloved ‘hippie van’ is set to return as an all-electric vehicle with a sleeker shape

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