Models walk beneath feminist-inspired signs at the Dior show at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Patriarchy Kills Love, Feminine Beauty is Ready-Made, Women’s Love is Unpaid Labour, Women Raise the Upraising, Repression, and Consent – the latter s(...)

The BT 2020 Fashion show at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Romantic and nostalgic was how Brown Thomas described its spring fashion show held Tuesday morning in the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Trinity College Dubl(...)

Perriand loved beachcombing on the Normandy coast

She wore ball bearings as a necklace, always started at eye level when composing an interior, advised anyone who couldn’t afford artworks to look at n(...)

Valerie Reid, soap maker, at home in Dalkey. “I like working from home and the freedom it gives me.”  Photograph:  Tom Honan

Many craftspeople operate their businesses from home either through choice or necessity. What are the advantage and disadvantages of plying a trade wh(...)

Bodrum is Turkey’s most famous resort, well known for its nightlife. Photograph: iStock

It was 5.45am on a cold summer morning, and we were part of a bleary-eyed group on the packed Ryanair flight to Bodrum from Dublin, the new route havi(...)

Bedlinen from Piubelle, made in Portugal. But what is thread count, you ask. It’s the measure of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch. Is it important? “Thread counts are a fad,” says Lisa Duffin of Bottom Drawer in Brown Thomas

Buying bedlinen has become a numbers game with brands trumpeting the high thread count of their sheets and duvet covers in ever higher numbers – 300! (...)

The Wilder hotel on Adelaide Road in Dublin 2. Built circa 1878 as a home for “aged governesses and unmarried females”, the formidable seven-bay Dublin building has had a long history. Photograph: Alan Betson

Anyone walking along Harcourt Terrace, a quiet backwater adjacent to the Grand Canal, with its mix of handsome Regency and Victorian houses, will be s(...)

Good quality brushes and rollers are required when painting

Deirdre McQuillan Oisin Butler (www.oisinbutler.ie) has been painting and decorating houses for more than 20 years, mainly residential period propert(...)

Helen Steele, artist and fashion designer, at home in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Artist, designer and printmaker Helen Steele is usually photographed in paint-spattered dungarees, brush in hand in her busy studio where she develops(...)

William Garvey drinks cabinet: a foolproof way to hold your drink in style

Cocktail cool There’s a foolproof way to hold your drink in style this Christmas: get yourself a bespoke bar cabinet from William Garvey furniture Ma(...)

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