Ask an artist to cite their sources of inspirations and the chances are you’ll get a wrinkled frown, considerable deliberating and a highfaluting answer, taking in everything from the Renaissance, Greek mythology and their childhood. Pose the same qu
Purchases for the home in these recently straitened times are less plentiful and are certainly more modest. With attention-seeking statement pieces deemed about as passé as Sarah Palin, the current mood is all about aesthetic restraint and, for those
A creative collaboration between craftsman Denis Kenny of Wexford based Ceadogán Rugs and textile designer Ger Lambert of Tripod III has resulted in an impressive collection of custom-designed rugs, which will be exhibited at the Radisson SAS in Galw
Beyond the flat pack behemoth that is Ikea and aside from the stereotypical mental images of pared-down furniture and lashings of pale wood, and what seems to be a preference for ambient lighting and gleaming surfaces, how much do we really know abou
If you’ve ever found yourself admiring the impeccably upholstered chairs in Bang Café on Merrion Row; appreciating the wonderful melange of furnishings at Residence, the fashionable members’ club on St Stephen’s Green; or marvelling at the convivial
Niche as its subject matter undoubtedly is, Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana by John H Lawrence, is an interesting and hugely informative guide to the distinctive properties that can be found on the American landscape from New Orlean
Giorgio Armani is continuing his quest of creating the complete concept of an Armani lifestyle with his first foray into kitchen design. Fashionistas and well heeled design fans will be delighted with the release of Bridge, his new kitchen range for
Michael Mortell may have made his name in fashion, but that’s not his only passion. For many years, he’s also been an avid private collector of rare pieces for the home.