The simplicity of Harry Beck’s map is what makes it work so well

Number 33 St Kevin’s Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

A major selling point – apart from its location – is the ODOS-designed extension

Number 79 Rathgar Road extends to  230sq m/2,476 sq ft.

New owners will have very little work to do with this house bought in 2011 for €775,000

Arkendale, 6 Arkendale Road, Glenageary, Co Dublin

This century old redbrick in Arkendale Road used to be in six flats, then it became three living spaces, now the entire has been r(...)

Bic biro: its transparent casing allows users to see how close they are to running out of ink. Photograph: iStock

Bich Cristal Biro became global brand in 1953 when the ‘h’ was dropped from name

South Circular Road property comprises three-bed home and one-bed flat below

29 Ormond Road, Dublin 6

Fine four-bed redbrick period home ticks a lot of boxes in a much-sought-after area

Today the zip market is a €11.2 billion industry dominated by Japan’s YKK Group. Photograph: iStock

It took over 20 years before tailors began to use the zip for trousers instead of buttons

52 Leeson Park, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Art-filled, colourful residence where artists, academics and writers were entertained

South Circular Road property has rare two-car garage and a fully renovated interior

Number 8 Portobello Harbour, Dublin 8

Film-maker owners have installed a basement cinema and attic conversion in this canal bank original dating from the 1800s

Well-known figures such as former astronaut Chris Hadfield are featured in TG4’s ‘Tá Gaeilge Agam’ campaign

It is difficult to see how ‘Tá Gaeilge Agam’ campaign might boost viewer engagement

Eileen Gray classic inspired by ocean liners

Better Call Saul: “The test advertising didn’t feature paid commercials: instead, it consisted of a trailer for a Netflix original show, such as Better Call Saul, shown before an episode of a series, for example Friends.”

Users pay for video streaming service and don’t want interruption. It’s not what they expect

Wassily chair by Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer’s design boldly emerged at a time of Victorian clutter and lavish decor

Stool 60

The perfect coming-together of utilitarianism, minimalism and technical innovation

The Bookworm, by Ron Arad. Photograph: Kartell

Ron Arad’s Bookworm is much more than a bookshelf – it’s a wall sculpture

75 Grove Road, Dublin 6

‘We knew we had to hit the ground running, and get going’

The Jif Lemon is on the shelves all year – and probably in the back of cupboards – but its sales spike every year around Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, at the start of Lent.

In the 1950s, plastic was seen as a wonder material and the lemon juice container was very modern

Wall hangings by Lucienne Day, one of Britain’s foremost designers of the mid-20th century.

Day sold her Calyx fabric design for £20. It became a classic, hung in homes

Sturdy canvas and rope bag was instant hit – the first batch of 30,000 sold out in less than two hours

14 Long Lane Dublin 8: one-bedroom house seeks €475,000

Long Lane one-bed cottage facing old Meath Hospital offers colourful renovated 73sq m

‘U’ magazine: The August issue will be the final news stand one for a magazine that was launched 40 years ago

While print is retreating in the face of digital – the readers are online, and that’s where the ‘U’ brand is going – there’s unexp(...)

Dublin Airport in 1952: the curved five-storey building is regarded as the finest example of the International Style in Ireland.

International Style structure captures glamour of early commercial flight

A Center Parcs “subtropical swimming paradise” – a vast indoor swimming pool with slides and water rides

Resort has its work cut out to improve brand recognition and to drag families to midlands

The multi-purpose tool typically includes a tweezers, scissors and mini-knives

The Adidas football boot designed in 1953.

The football boot designed by Adi Dassler for the West German team was worn during the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, where they b(...)

The Doolin House, Co Clare

Ennis agency seeks €365k for The Doolin House, an award-winning home on half an acre

Victorian four-bed with unusual layout has been extended to nearly 2,000sq ft

53 Clanbrassil Street Upper, South City Centre, Dublin 8: 164sq m, 1829-built home is for sale for €895,000.

Great central city home of 164sq m features a 24m-long rear garden

Antelope Chair, 1951: Light and elegant with an enduring design

It has the look of mid-century US lawn chair but Antelope was designed for rainy Britain

Kenyon Homfray, Forward Cut Close Contact Saddle, 1990.

Exhibition includes 40 objects ranging from wrought iron pieces to Carrickmacross lace

30 Louvain, Dublin 14

Extensively-renovated six-bedroom bungalow in Ardilea in walk-in condition

31 Mountainview Road, Dublin 6

Sellers did plenty work to improve attractive three-bed semi with period proportions

Penthouse, Shelbourne Park, South Lotts Road, Dublin 4

Spectacular views of the city a real bonus in Shelbourne Park three-bed apartment

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern is the first exhibition dedicated to the celebrated Irish designer. Photograph: David M Benett/Getty Images

The Irish designer’s work features in a first major retrospective at London’s Fashion Museum

Terraced three-bed house has been fully renovated since it was last for sale

Loft 2, The Grainstore, Drumcondra, Dublin 3: a former industrial building celebrating original features.

Grainstore loft in former Distillery Building transformed by its architect owner to a hip 2,000sq ft apartment

Number 4 Church Lane, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Number 4 is a four-bedroom family home on three storeys with 340sq m of space

The four-bed bungalow at Tullaghan, Co Leitrim

Upgraded four-bed bungalow has panoramic views of sea and countryside

Glenheather, Brennanstown Road, Dublin 18

Glenheather’s owners are downsizing and hoping to build a smaller house on the side garden, although the South Korean embassy has (...)

Range of sizes and prices as 11 apartments in William Beckett House go on sale

No need to sell off the family furniture when moving to this well proportioned three-bed

Rockwood, Ballycraddock, Dunhill, Co Waterford

German company engineered four-bedroom house and assembled it in just a few months

Five-bedroom redbrick comes with private garden entrance to Merrion Cricket Club

Five-bed redbrick with modern extension to the rear an ideal family home in Dublin 6

The Shanagarry Chimney in Dublin’s Milltown is the last remaining structure of the Old Dublin Laundry. The Luas Green Line runs across the adjacent Nine Arches viaduct

Shanagarry Chimney is just one of the eye-catching lots in the BidX1 online auction

Stringer home boasts trademark features with stained glass and cast iron fireplaces

Clear contrast continues right throughout this end-of-terrace Victorian house

Marketers are going to end up a database of opt-in consumers, people who actually want to hear from them.

Consent is at the heart of GDPR – and that poses a challenge for marketers

Redbrick with four bedrooms and converted attic offers family living in Dublin 6

Five-bedroom Victorian in Dublin 6 was renovated in 2008 and sold for €2.35m in 2013

This luxury three-bed is in a new block between Grand Canal and Merrion Square

In the clear acrylic bubble, the view is everywhere, but the sitter still feels cocooned

“Bilbo Comes to the Huts of the Raft Elves”: A tapestry based on the drawings of JRR Tolkien for “The Hobbit”

A project to create tapestries of JRR Tolkien's illustrations is the perfect excuse to visit the French region of Aubusson

Spacious property on leafy Rathgar road has six bedrooms and mews at end of garden

The Braun AB 20/20 travel clock boasts perfect simplicity.

Braun was the go-to brand when it came to alarm clocks in the 1970s and 1980s

A major upgrade was done on four-bed property that boasts a vast back garden

St Alban’s, Albany Avenue, Monkstown, Co Dublin

Gothic dining room one of the interesting features of atmospheric period house

Blackrock four-bed has been refurbished over the years but many period features remain

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy  has proposed a  new rental register listing the average rent paid in certain areas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A register for individual properties would do a lot for ‘rent transparency’

The Sony Walkman:  the first commercially available portable personal stereo with earphones.

The silver and blue portable personal stereo sold beyond all expectations

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(...)

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

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

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

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

Five-bed house on Stradbrook Road would suit young family

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

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