Alex Milton

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The thoroughly modern Irish barn. Photographs: Simon Mills

Nestled in the Co Antrim foothills, about 10 miles from Ballymena, is a thoroughly modern Irish barn that is a weekend bolt-hole for its owner Andrew (...)

Diarmuid Gavin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The art of things at NCAD welcome day Here’s an event in Dublin on Saturday 16th that has nothing to do with Bloomsday! The welcome day at the Nation(...)

Textile designer Aoife Mullane and designer Grainne Walley. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Gráinne Walley Designer Walley (21) is a final-year student at NCAD who is applying hand-crochet methods to oversize chunky natural yarns – linen and(...)

Tipping point: the lifespan of many consumer goods has never been shorter as new products render predecessors obsolete

The city of Livermore, California is home to the longest burning light bulb in the world. It has burnt continuously since 1901 (if you d(...)

German designer Werner Aisslinger, Prof Alex Milton, head of design at NCAD, and Intercom head of product design Paul Adams at the Cumulus Dublin design conference yesterday. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Ireland lags behind its main competitors when it comes to prioritising and stimulating the creative economy, National College of Art and Design head o(...)

The tubular-steel frame and seat designed by Gregory Dunn, Andrew Griffin and Maxim Laroussi

Remember those far-off days when kids tied ropes to a lamp post and swung out of it? Mostly, they’re either gone now or have been left in tatters as c(...)