Lobby of the Hendrick hotel, with James Earley’s rose windows

It’s an eye-catching – literally – concept: an urban hotel themed around street art and graffiti. Artist James Earley is outside in the small internal(...)

Conor Harrington: “Red and blue are the English teams and French teams, but they also represent Russia and America . . . All the dominant flags in the world seem to be red and blue.” Photograph: Owen Richards

In Brick Lane in London, away from prying eyes, is a nondescript building. It’s paint-splattered from floor to ceiling on the inside, and filled with (...)

Shaun Davin with his Spin painted skull and in the background  Dave White’s Stag, silk screened with diamond dust; Joram Roukes piece called Action on Spring and Charming Baker’s lost. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shaun Davin is a Dublin house painter, and has been collecting art since 2006. He recently co-curated Collector at the SO Fine Art Gallery on South An(...)

Lynette Callaghan at home in Temple Bar, Dublin: her style is Art Deco meets Danish design, being fond of the geometry and glamour of the 1920s and 30s and how decorators then used garish colours and prints to dramatic effect. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dubliner Lynette Callaghan had roles in the ITV drama Cold Feet,in Emmerdale, The Clinic, Raw and The Tudors and as the lead in Irish feature films 8(...)

Designs by Arts and Crafts maestro William Morris are once again available

Arts & Crafts beauty from the Morris archives Earlier this year Morris & Co launched Archive 3, a series of prints adapted from establi(...)

So loud, so bold: James Earley with his Joycean makeover of  Blooms Hotel in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A few weeks ago Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan launched an artist’s residency at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin. There’s little strange in that,(...)

The Royal Crescent in Bath. Photographs: Getty
Avon calling

The twin river cities of Bristol and Bath may be just 12 minutes apart by train yet they seem centuries apart. Bristol appears young – it hides its(...)