Jessie Collins

Jessie Collins

The handmade tale: A Donegal cause goes global

The handmade tale: A Donegal cause goes global

Model-turned-clothing entrepreneur Faye Dinsmore has no desire to build an empire, but rather to revive a dying industry, one hand-knitted sweater at a time

Have a clean, green home

Have a clean, green home

From your choice of flooring to upcycled goods, sustainable interiors is the go-to approach for 2019. Jessie Collins looks at some ways to implement ethical and eco design into your home

Real, rakish and right on trend

Real, rakish and right on trend

From luxe minibars to over-the-top bathrooms, these are the interior styles of note this spring/summer, says Jessie Collins

What the buyers are  buying

What the buyers are buying

From mustard to modular furniture, Jessie Collins has the hot investment tips from some of the country’s leading interiors buyers right now

The bounce-back brain

The bounce-back brain

Just what makes us resilient? Are we born with resilience, or can we learn it? Dr Chris Johnstone talks to Jessie Collins about ‘bounceability’ and in a new book devises practices that can help in everything from stressful work environments to relationship breakdown

The emotionally intelligent workplace

The emotionally intelligent workplace

There has been a radical shift in the office environment, with terms usually associated with relationships bandied about as employers look to hone productivity and fulfil a whole new set of generational demands. But is it all just lip service, asks Jessie Collins

Angry nation

Angry nation

Assault and random acts of violence are on the rise on our streets. It’s part of a more general disaffection, finds Jessie Collins, with men in particular feeling increasingly isolated from society

A pair of plays linked by one woman’s vision

A pair of plays linked by one woman’s vision

Sarah Bacon has designed sets and costumes for countless groundbreaking productions. But her latest project for the Gate Theatre has proved the most radical experience yet. She talks to Jessie Collins about how a grand experiment has turned into a thrilling adventure

Happy days?

Happy days?

The self-improvement industry will be worth $13 billion in the US alone by 2022. But do motivational summits, self-help books and life coaching sessions really make anyone feel better? Have we lost the ability to be okay with being just okay?

Grin and bare it

Grin and bare it

Nude shades for your interior space are the way to go this spring, writes Jessie Collins

Someone to watch over them

Someone to watch over them

The market for GPS tracking systems for kids is growing, and while some see a sinister level of parental surveillance taking hold, it may just be the way of the future, writes Jessie Collins

Golden wonder: Warm up your inner space

Golden wonder: Warm up your inner space

This spring, yellow is the accent colour to embrace

A growing campaign

A growing campaign

A community garden in Dublin 8 has become the focal point in a struggle between local residents and Dublin City Council about the future vision for one of the city’s oldest, and most disadvantaged, areas, writes Jessie Collins

Checks & Balance

Checks & Balance

Florals, tailoring, and some 90s throwbacks – there’s something for everyone in the new spring summer collections at Brown Thomas, writes Jessie Collins

What makes Flying Tiger tick

What makes Flying Tiger tick

You may know it for its quirky products and its bright, tempting interiors. But Flying Tiger Copenhagen is also one of the biggest retail success stories in recent years, with almost 1,000 stores across 30 territories