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Przem Shrem Zajac at the home he shares with Les Cullinan in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The apartment Przem Shrem Zajac shares with his partner, Les Cullinan, in Dublin’s Smithfield is an eclectic extravaganza of beloved pieces, put toget(...)

29 Leeson Park, Dublin 6.  For sale after 47 years

The sitting room at 29 Leeson Park Avenue is so peaceful I can hear the turf fire gently flickering. It’s an elegant room too, with high ceilings and (...)

Cork-based designer Alison Ospina’s sheepskin stool, which costs €180.

Anyone done with Denmark? That’s the trouble with trends: as soon as they’re big enough to be mainstream, and therefore easily accessible and affordab(...)

Caught between our behavioural and aspirational selves, it can be hard to ignore the doughnuts

How would you go about designing or making something successful? For all the mantras about blue sky, out-of-the-box thinking, the most successful film(...)

Fake taxidermy unicorn head for €850 from

It crept up so slowly that at first I was unaware, but now I’m completely convinced I’m being stalked by a mythical beast. Legend has it that the unic(...)

The pieces in the exhibition were selected from the British Council collection by fifth-year art students from St Oliver’s Community College and Our Lady’s College-Greenhills in Drogheda, Co Louth

In Drogheda, there was a march with placards and black balloons; in Clondalkin, Arts Minister Heather Humphreys sat for a portrait; in Thurles, they m(...)

Not a Mummy Brown in sight: brightly coloured  swatches pinned to a wall. Photograph: Ohad Ben-Yoseph/Getty

Have you ever been simply knocked sideways by a colour? In these grey winter days, it could be a splash of a red dress in a sea of black, or perhaps (...)

 Gerry Davis (left), the 2016 Hennessy Portrait Prize winner,  with sitter Sean Guinan. Photo: Anthony Woods

Gerry Davis, a graduate of the Limerick School of Art and Design, has won this year’s Hennessy Portrait Prize which is worth €15,000 and comes with a (...)

“Having had house guests no matter how lovely, I could no longer be sure that the grime was my own.”

How clean is your house? Is it Kim Woodburn and Aggie MacKenzie clean? (Remember the alarmingly efficient rubber-gloved TV duo who swooped in to swipe(...)

McNutt’s throws and blankets are cheerfully soft and warmly coloured.

You know the way you get back from holidays, and jump straight back into life? It’s usually nice to be home, but then, if you’ve managed an autumn b(...)

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