Ireland’s emerging design talent, from left to right: Rae Moore (front), Declan Scullion, Joan McElligott, Christophe Antipas, Lucy Jones, Declan Crowley, Niamh Chambers, Noreile Breen, John Monahan, Nicola Ryan, Elizabeth Clyne, Thomas O Brien, Gráinne Dunne, Darragh Breathnach and Shane Birney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When it comes to young architectural talent Ireland is spoilt for choice. Whether it’s a bespoke farmhouse extension; alterations to a challenging his(...)

Exterior view of the Glasgow School of Art  in the historic Mackintosh Building, and of the adjacent O2 ABC Glasgow, as firefighters continue to work  following a major  fire on Friday night. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Calls for a public inquiry into the fire that gutted Glasgow’s world-renowned School of Art have been rejected as premature. Both UK Scottish secreta(...)

Patricia McGinnis’s kitchen is painted in Farrow & Ball Pitch Black

When Patricia McGinnis, cofounder of cool Belfast home shop Maven, moved into her ground-floor apartment it had a perfectly good and well-functioning (...)

The drawing room in Mackintosh House, Glasgow: The exquisite interiors from the Victorian end-of-terrace house Charles Rennie Mackintosh remodelled in 1906 have been lovingly reassembled.

Brush up your walls When the year turns, our minds often turn to what we might do to give our interiors a new lease of life. You know how it goes. A (...)

Beautiful materials – timber, marble and mirror – lighten the new space in this Georgian refurb, though it retains lots of details and plenty of nooks for everyday bits and bobs.

This project involves the transformation of a Georgian three-storey terraced house from three bedsits into one light-filled, upside-down house. It’s n(...)

Graphic prints on a long skirt with ankle boots, by Teatum Jones; Femininity with farmyard boots, from Simone Rocha’s spring/summer 2017 collection; Off-the-shoulder stretchy striped knits from Richard Malone

When it comes to fashion, Ireland’s loss is the UK’s gain. We export some of our best talents abroad to a country which values the industry and its £(...)

Elizabeth Francis loves the oval shape of her white Kartell table

Elizabeth Francis grew up in Co Donegal and studied architecture at UCD. After graduation she went to work in Paris. There she met Mario Cucinella, a(...)

Honed down to essentials: ‘Woods’ by Ed Miliano, who says the ideas behind Japanese design are as much about living as they are about making

Painstaking, time consuming, spiritual? Splashy flashy Manga mixtures? Big eyed Anime? And what about schoolgirl kitsch? Japan is an enigma, but a hig(...)

A Showroom for Granby Workshop by Assemble. Photograph: Keith Hunter Photography

The shortlisting of the architectural firm Assemble for this year’s Turner Prize says a lot about the judges and even more about the contemporary a(...)

Ddetail of the blaze at the Glasgow School of Art Charles Rennie Mackintosh Building.  Photograph: Chris Watt/Getty Images

A salvage operation was carried out through the night as fire crews worked to “save everything that can be saved” after flames engulfed a world-fam(...)

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