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The sofa. A good place to think. But now it’s gone.

Sitting here, in the space in our living room where the sofa used to be, it’s hard to find this situation anything but funny. The cat is bereft. The s(...)

Platsa bed unit from Ikea, €650.

Divide with style As rents continue to rise, there’s evidence that more people are doubling up in rental rooms and apartments. Furniture companies ar(...)

An impression what the Decathlon outlet in Ballymun could look like when it opens in April

Construction is set to start on Decathlon’s new Dublin flagship store on Wednesday, September 4th, paving the way for the French sports retailer to op(...)

Are we really going back to chintzy interiors? Photograph: Getty

Here’s a sentence I didn’t think I’d be writing any time soon, or in fact, ever: one of London’s hottest restaurants looks like the love child of the (...)

Symfonisk speakers blend into livingrooms with ease

Sonos and Ikea have teamed up to create speakers that also double as furniture. There’s a lot of talk about “democratising the home sound system”, but(...)

When Joseph Walsh began working on his new series, using indigenous Irish timber, he ran up against an unexpected problem: Ireland’s smaller sawmills are in decline. Photograph: Andrew Bradley

On a patch of land near Kinsale in rural Co Cork, the ruins of a castle stand, almost impossibly tall. There is really only one wall left, and it’s a (...)

Right now, the house looks like a badly organised warehouse, full of boxes, bags and stacked books. I can’t find shoes. For a while I had no underwear.

I own a radio. Not some DAB gizmo or an internet podcasty thing, but a proper radio: what they used to call a wireless before wireless came to mean so(...)

Brothers Sean and Michael Buckley outside their Sandycove auctioneering business which is due to close shortly after over 56 years in business. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

It is a death of sorts: the closure today (July 25th) , after 56 years of weekly auctions, of Buckley Galleries in Sandycove. “We miss you more, our h(...)

Best in class: Ford S-Max MPVs are all-but a dying breed, essentially wiped out by the insane popularity of large 4x4s and SUVs. Which is just daft, (...)

40 The Pines Sea Road, Arklow, Co Wicklow: three-bed house of 100sq m for sale for €279,000

Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, Number 40 The Pines on Sea Road in Arklow is home to poet Peadar O’Donoghue and his wife Colette. The pair who ha(...)

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