Davos: the World Economic Forum opens on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Monday Indicators: German consumer confidence (Feb), PPI (Dec); US imports and exports (Nov), construction spending (Nov), factory orders (Nov). Tue(...)

Marc Ó Riain outside his Kinsale home with his Ecuadorian balsa surfboard, a favourite item. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Dr Marc Ó Riain is the former president of the Institute of Designers in Ireland 2015-2016 and an internationally award-winning designer of building i(...)

Dublin-based design and innovation consultancy Dolmen won the equivalent of five Oscars at the international Red Dot awards.

Irish product design and innovation companies are punching well above their weight in international markets, yet their success goes largely unrecognis(...)

The new nostalgia from M&S: Ruby 5 light cluster, €169; ruby table lamp, €53; Hayward side table, €339; round lace place mat (of 2) €21; Marigold tumbler (of 4) €35; Pippa floral bed linen, €67 per set.

When you hear that 1970s’ style is 2017’s biggest news in home decor, don’t despair: you don’t have to go down the road of gingham upholstery and plug(...)

Send flowers in the post through Bloom&Wild

A London restaurant interior by Dublin design firm Kingston Lafferty and some lavish home renovations are among scores of projects ranging from texti(...)

David Craig: Scriba is the first product to be created by Dublin Design Studio. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Designing a digital pen for use with tablets is a world away from designing buildings. However, for Dublin-based architect David Craig, the inspiratio(...)

Former IDI president Marc O’Riain and new head George Boyle

Design is critical to Ireland’s economic future and should be offered as a Leaving Cert subject, the new president of the Institute of Designers in Ir(...)

Calvin Klein’s golf range is designed in Cork by Eurostyle

For decades, Irish design was inextricably linked to a thriving community of craft producers, a strong Irish presence in international fashion and a s(...)

Bill Bolger, who died recently in his sleep, was a pioneering force in the birth of the Irish design industry. Design had largely been a cottage indus(...)