Number 72 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin 6. The floors throughout have a smoked, limed finish for that designer touch.

House replumbed and replastered while 53m (174ft) rear garden has been landscaped


Kildare equine estate has 36 acres of paddocks and playing fields and a main house built just 16 years ago

Number 2 Crannagh, Prospect Lane, Milltown, Dublin 6.

Owners waited until 2017 to renovate – then gutted house and reconfigured the interior

Beogram 4000: the simple and striking beauty of Jensen’s design influenced all others that followed

Jensen’s turntable for Bang & Olufsen introduced a minimalist aesthetic to home audio equipment

15 Botanic Road.

Mid-terrace redbrick with three double bedrooms and double garage

Vicky McClure features in the new M&S campaign.

Outrageous price conversions likely to leave Irish shoppers underwhelmed

Era-defining: lava lamp

The era-defining Astro lamp was the idea of Edward Craven Walker, who went on to found lighting company Mathmos

91 Marlborough Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Mid-terrace three-bed Victorian redbrick on Marlborough Road

Upstairs the main bedroom is a suite with its own bathroom and extensive built-in wardrobe and it opens out on to a deep balcony overlooking the back garden.

Stunning home in popular estate, notable for its attention to interior detail and manicured gardens

26 Castlewood Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6: family-friendly four-bed is  a protected structure

26 Castlewood Avenue is back on the market for the second time in two years with four bedrooms and 205sq m of designed space

Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland head Charley Stoney: “That’s a lot of skills, experience and wisdom that walked out the door.”

Cannes Grey Lions competition seeks to get older people to return to advertising sector

Since Hunter wellies got fashion traction the range of colour and styles has increased.

Model and fashion icon Kate Moss did wonders for the wellington boot company

7 Mather Road North, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin

Five-bed redbrick on Mather Road North with gardens is a good fit for those trading up

Knot cushion by Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir: a long knitted tube . . . knotted.

Icelandic designer’s simple knitted cushion has comfortably become a design classic

 Polyprop chair, 1962

Classic stacking chair designed by Robin Day was made from a daring new material

Kubus storage containers came in different sizes and shapes for different types of food.

If introduced today, Wilhelm Wagenfeld’s glass containers would be seen as the solution to the scourge of plastic containers

Helvetica was originally called Neue Hass Grotesk – the name change came in 1960

The font developed by Swiss man Max Miedinger took over the world

The Arco light was designed in 1962 and has been in production since - a sign of its enduring appeal

Inspired by street lighting the Arco light rises from a heavy marble base to give it balance

Bondi-blue iMac: a revolutionary design

Jony Ive’s Bondi-blue iMac was something no one imagined computers could be: fun

This aeriel shot shows the track snaking through the grounds with a large parking area adjacent.

The €325,000 ‘quirky restored’ home on a eight acre property includes a 1km racetrack

Finish designer Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen wanted to ‘clear up the slum of legs’ under traditional tables

Reception room opening to the rear garden

Thoroughly private home with dramatic roof-space extension and balcony

10 The Crescent, Galway

Four-bed with original features is one of six double-fronted houses built as holiday homes overlooking Galway Bay

56 Park Avenue, Dublin 4

Number 56 Park Avenue in Sandymount has plenty going for it once given a lick of paint

Research by a DCU academic found RTÉ was the most prolific user of push notifications among Irish media outlets. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni

Notifications are a valuable tool but finding right balance in how to use them can be tricky

Old good audio casette isolated on white with soft shadow + clipping path

An invention by Philips changed the relationship between consumers and music

Two-bedroom period home with suntrap garden has a secluded suntrap garden

The 2018 Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) figures show a weekly circulation for the RTÉ Guide of 43,195. The last Christmas edition sold 300,000 copies.

Media&Marketing: State broadcaster set to sell listing magazine that defies all the odds

The Nakashima bench, 1961.

Designer was looking for the soul of the tree so his furniture could give it a second life

13 Iris Grove, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin

Renvoated four-bedroom home on a third of an acre of mature grounds

Gorse Cottage, Oughterard, Co Galway

Extended cottage with a pretty interior comes with separate sauna and hot tub

K2 kettle by Rusell Hobbs

Sleek and shiny, the K2 was made of chromed steel

Zippo lighter: Production received a major boost in 1941 when US troops were equipped with Zippos.

Lighter came – as it does now – with an unconditional lifetime guarantee

Inside the Cow house in Portlaoise.

The Cow House near Stradbally is a playful take on big house living in a very small space

Old Kasper, Kinlen Road, The Burnaby, Greystones

Historic Victorian property in Wicklow ideal for downsizing or expansion

45 Palmerston Road, Dublin 6

Four bedroom property in Rathmines with ample potential retains attractive features

Tetra Pak produced 20 billion units in 1977.

The success of the famous triangular box was thanks to the inventor’s wife’s sausage-making skills

34 Clare Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

All the hard work is done in this three-bed terraced house

No 2 Seapark Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3

The spacious eat-in kitchen is floored in the same herringbone parquet as the hallway

View from conservatory.

Radical rethink of living and outdoor space makes most of canal views

In 1972 the demands of TV encouraged the International Tennis Federation to introduce the easier to see yellow tennis ball. Photograph: Getty

Filling the core of the ball with pressurised gas marked next significant improvement

Birkenstocks: not the prettiest footwear but arguably the most comfortable

Wildly popular design is based on the cast of a healthy foot in the sand

55 Orwell Park, Rathgar, Dublin 6 offers 267sq m for €2.75 million.

55 Orwell Park offers 267sq m and ample accommodation over three floors in Dublin 6

The fireplace in the living room could be replaced with a more restrained Edwardian version

Innisfallen is ready for decorative updating or equally do nothing and move in happily

Corona chair and stool

Minimalist classic uses the least material possible to cover the series of oval cushions

Thorndale, 31 Temple Road, Dublin 6.

This knockout Victorian has freshly landscaped gardens, a new geothermal heating system and practically sits on the Milltown Luas (...)

Number 17  Leeson Street Upper was once an end-of-terrace house, but a  curious one-room-deep Regency-style  house, number 17A, was added on

Spacious renovated mid-19th-century house is just a short stroll from St Stephen’s Green

Number 42 Hannaville Park, Terenure: The front garden is gravelled over but there’s plenty of scope for lovely planting as is clear from other gardens on the street.

Edwardian four-bed charmer has had just two owners since it was built in 1910

ESU bookcase by Charles and Ray Eames. Photograph: Vitra Collections AG

US design couple Charles and Ray Eames made their name by using industrial materials for home furnishings

The family bathroom.

Detached Victorian was in walk-in condition but its French owners added luxurious touches like a double shower/sauna

Mount Salem, Leopardstown Road, Dublin 18.

Four-bed house with single storey to the front and two storey to the rear

The family room.

Victorian semi has a spacious interior and an unusual connection to its neighbour

Bakelite radio. Photograph: iStock

Designers made the material into objects ranging from telephones to door knobs

Built in the 19th century this is a solid Victorian, with a gracious interior across 530sq m (5,704 sq ft)

Lismoy is a large detached, six-bedroom three-reception property in need of modernisation

Prouvé’s Standard Chair comes in a variety of colours. Photograph: Skandium

A self-proclaimed ‘factory man’, Jean Prouvé was the master of utilitarian design

The kitchen.

This four-bed terrace redbrick has a bright, white light-filled style that has earned it a place in interiors magazines

Living room

Attractive design throughout in redesigned three-bed home in turnkey condition

62 Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.

Semi-detached 1950s four-bed with double garage retains its original layout, but shares a strip of land with six neighbours

Gaetano Pesce H5&6, 1968. Photograph: B&B Italia

Designer got inspiration for the groovy 1960s design after squeezing a shower sponge

Tanglewood, Falls Road, Rathmichael, Co Dublin

Tanglewood was built on a lavish scale with lots of party space such as a bar, snooker room and what must be one of the largest an(...)

3 Sugarloaf Terrace, Bray, Co Wicklow

Restored Victorian home has mountain views

3 Ellerslie Villas, Sidmonton Road, in Bray, Co Wicklow,  extends to 3,488sq ft  over three floors and comprises five bedrooms, two spacious livingrooms and an eat-in kitchen

Five-bed period villa was built as a holiday home for affluent Dubliners

For people who don’t cycle regularly, the thought of a three-hour bike ride might seem daunting

From the new Noma to the city’s latest talking point, a waste centre with a ski slope

Kikkoman soy sauce bottle has a heavy base for stability, unobtrusive lettering and a delicate neck topped with a red plastic cap

Kenji Ekuan designed the bottle when cooking in US was becoming more international

Number 37 Mountainview Road: extended Ranelagh four-bed seeks €1.495 million

Number 37 Mountainview Road offers four bedrooms and attic across 239sq m

  The    Ericofon came in 18 colours, red and white being the most popular. Photograph: Alan Betson

Phone designed by Ericsson was purchased 2.5 million times before it was discontinued in 1972

Number 18, Priory Drive, in Blackrock: on the market for €895,0000

Blackrock house offers four-bed family home across 130sq m with fine garden

Kileen, 35 Green Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin is close to a range of family-friendly amenities, making it a house for life

Substantial Edwardian redbrick with four bedrooms and large rear garden

40 Mount Pleasant Square, Dublin 6, has been extended to nearly 2,400sq ft

Mount Pleasant Square terraced property has with large south-facing garden

A rare opportunity to buy a redbrick with period features on Palmerston Gardens

This detached house in a well-located suburb comes to the market in walk-in condition

73A Highfield Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6

Three-storey redbrick mews is strikingly modern with ample light and space

Eileen Gray designed the Blue Marine Rug   for her coastal house E-1027 at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the south of France

Eileen Gray’s rug is like a modernist painting, vivid in colour and rich in abstract detail

22 Temple Road, Dartry, Dublin 6: a prime address

22 Temple Road is a four-bed semi with 202sq m and a south-facing back garden

The Bauhaus lamp is made of glass and metal with curved surfaces and straight lines

76 Trees Road Lower, Mount Merrion.

Semi-detached 1940s 4-bed with potential for further expansion

22 Trees Road, Mount Merrion: nicely modernised five-bed with an amazing 242sq m of space.

Number 22 Trees Road is ready to go with five double bedrooms and 242sq m

Tara Brooch, courtesy National Museum of Ireland

Children supposedly found an eighth-century brooch on Bettystown beach

Number 4 Florence Terrace, Leeson Park Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Owners of 4 Florence terrace bought at the right time, renovating and extending it

Brooks B17 saddle: on fan sites riders talk about cycling up to 1,000kms to soften the leather and truly get the perfect personalised shape.

Each saddle takes three days from start to finish and production is still located in Birmingham

Private cinema in Marianella Clubhouse.

Marianella in Rathgar has mainly sold to downtraders from large houses in the area

9 Sallymount Gardens, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

Renovated and extended house in walk-in condition in quiet cul-de-sac

 12 Tivoli Terrace.

House has a long list of Victorian features and is full of potential

Anna G corkscrew, designed by Alessandro Mendini

Designed 25 years ago for Alessi, the quirky device has since sold more than 1.5m units

Plans for Astagob House, Porterstown Road, Dublin 15

Property in Dublin 15 with mimimum value of €1.1m has permission for major renovation

Exterior of Number six  St Anne’s Terrace has bright and airy living spaces combined with a practicality that considered an often overlooked element – good storage.

Bedrooms, utility and family bathroom at ground level, with living area upstairs

The weekly Blindboy podcast – recorded from a bedroom in his house – brings in numbers that compete with commercial radio.

Podcasts are contracts between audience and presenter that are proving very lucrative

Units made from glossy plastic ABS provide neat good-looking storage space

22 Nutgrove Park, in Clonskeagh, was renovated to  become more family-friendly

Four-bed property in Clonskeagh for €885k boasts large garden and high energy rating

Glenart on Richmond Avenue South, Dartry, extends to 3,283sq ft and  sits on a 0.3 acre mature site

Glenart, a five-bed home, sits on 0.3-acre site that provides great sense of privacy

The Mini became a symbol of freedom and fun. Photograph: GP Library/UIG via Getty Images

The new Mini, which nods to its origins to keep purists happy, is now made by BMW

31 Grove Lawn, Blackrock, Co Dublin

Complete redesign of three-bedroom home in south Dublin provides many more options

25 Mather Road South, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin

Bungalow has been tripled in size by its owners and is selling for €1.475m

The thermos flask’s practical appeal to a vast range of consumers   ensured its success

We could so easily be calling the flask ‘a Dewar’ after its original inventor

The front of Wilfield House, at number 45 Sandymount Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4

An elegantly proportioned home with plenty of period detail and scope to renovate further

28 St Alban’s Park, Sandymount,  Dublin 4.

Sandymount four bed is comfortably styled with his and her dressing rooms and plenty of storage space

By 1878 the company used what became known as  Tiffany blue not just for the cover of its annual jewel catalogue, but also for the gift boxes its jewellery was wrapped in.

The distinctive colour, cool and sophisticated, is now inextricably linked to the luxury brand

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