Gemma Tipton

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What teenagers need is a place to sleep, to hang out, to study and to sulk

Across the country, they’ll soon be leaving. Swapping your house for flats, digs, or if they’re going to college in Dublin, small corners of shared ro(...)

Master florist Lamber de Bie with Vase Attack,  a special floral installation as part of the VASE: Function Reviewed exhibition

It might seem like a distinctly old-fashioned life skill, and it’s true that in generations past, young women were taught to do it as what Jane Austen(...)

Jonathan Legge with Jasper Morrisson chair. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Having trained as a furniture designer, Jonathan Legge set up Makers & Brothers with his brother, Mark, in 2011. The website has become an intern(...)

There’s a charming air of stepping somewhat back in time at No 13 Bushy Park Road. It is unlikely of course that this will survive new owners, who wi(...)

The cult of youth: How much does the quite reasonable celebration of youth influence what we value, and how much does it skew our understanding and celebration of creativity?

One of the things I remember most clearly through the aftermath of Leaving Certificate results and CAO offers was the sense of hurry. Embodied in the (...)

Remember those TV programmes where people did weird and wonderful things, including plate spinning and everything happened to the restraining refrain “don’t try this at home”?

Remember those TV programmes where people did weird and wonderful things, including plate spinning, making human pyramids and experimenting with fire(...)

“She seems to come with an awful lot of scatter cushions” a friend once said, with an air of alarm

“She seems to come with an awful lot of scatter cushions” a friend once said, with an air of alarm, soon after his girlfriend moved in. At the time I (...)

 David O’Donoghue in the kitchen. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

David O’Donoghue studied art, before setting up Brownes, and later the Pantheon Galleries in Dublin. For the past 15 years, he has run the fine art p(...)

Say it with a needle and thread: and when all else fails, put a bird on it

Embroidery is the new knitting. Or is it the new black? It can be next to impossible to pinpoint the coming and going of trends – and it can also be n(...)

Copper cup: One study showed copper killing off salmonella microbes in water in just four hours, while silver took between eight and 12 hours. Photograph: iStock

Our ancestors knew a thing or two back in the day, and as a piece of proof (if proof were needed) that not all progress is progressive, just take a lo(...)

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