The House of Cardin’s  defining period was the pop-futurist 1960s.

More than a few documentaries on artists – and we can surely call Pierre Cardin that – thrive on the history and then splutter when dealing with the p(...)

Hitler with architect Albert Speer, whose plans for Germany resembled nothing so much as a Rome for the third millennium.  Photograph: Ullstein Bild/via Getty Images

Like most sensible people, I try not to mention Adolf Hitler when discussing the latest of Donald Trump’s outrages. If you push the apocalypse button (...)

Portugal has become well-known in recent years for attracting celebrities such as Madonna and Philippe Starck, the French designer, to become residents.

Portugal plans to end tax exemptions for some foreign residents and overhaul its “golden visa” scheme in changes that are likely to diminish the count(...)

The new Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion (left is makes its world debut at the Geneva motor show

The Vision X is strikingly green. Which is not merely to say that Skoda’s new concept car, which previews (very closely) a new compact crossover to si(...)

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry in 1997

The announcement by Britanny Ferries that it is to begin a ferry service from Cork to Santander will not be the first time Irish travellers have taken(...)

Singer Rihanna walks along a Paris catwalk to promote a collaboration between her Fenty brand and German sportswear company Puma in a picture taken in September 2016. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Gucci parent Kering is returning its ill-fitting Pumas. The French company’s plan to give up control of Puma, focusing solely on luxury and catwalk b(...)

Number 9 Brighton Vale has 214sq m (2,300sq ft) of living space, laid out over two floors

  Back when the Dublin-Kingstown railway line opened in the 1800s, linking the city to its southern coastal towns and villages, an enterprising d(...)

“The space shall be pink!” said India Mahdavi, designer of The Gallery at Sketch in London.  Photograph: Rob Whitrow

For designers to successfully distil the essence of a hospitality venue and incorporate it into the interior concept, they not only need to adhere to(...)

A Victorian locket featuring a lid set with “144 rose cut diamonds, 12 pinkish red Burma rubies and 33 cornflower blue sapphires”, at the Hibernian Antiques Fair at the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co Dublin,  on October 15th and 16th

AUCTION RESULTS: Monday (October 3rd), RJ Keighery, City Auction Rooms, Waterford. A large Waterford chandelier (model D5B) measuring 37 inches high b(...)

Pair of Danish rosewood Diplomat chairs designed in 1962 by Finn Juhl estimated at €1,000-€1,500

De Veres auction of 20th Century and Contemporary Design Furniture takes place at 6pm on Tuesday (October 4th) in the Physicians Hall, 6 Kildare Stree(...)

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