Panic buying the week before Christmas? We have you sorted

Don’t worry — high street shopping might just save your skin next week if you are leaving Christmas gift buying until the last minute, writes Carol O’Callaghan. ...

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Vintage View: The world’s most iconic and influential mouse

Kya deLongchamps gives a birthday hug to the world’s most iconic and influential mouse.

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Wish List: Classy place-setting to cute snowmen to get through the shortest days

Esther N McCarthy raises a toast (or even a bagel) to household kit and bright ideas to cheer you through the shortest days, from a classy place-setting to the cutest ...

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Christmas visitors, log fires and central heating overload – how will your houseplants survive?

The festive season can be a horror for indoor foliage. But some tougher types can withstand the chaos, says Hannah Stephenson.

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Sleep tight, baby: A bed system you can use from birth to 10 years old

Design aspirations for the nursery are a pricey business but offer value if the long-term needs of the child are considered. Carol O’Callaghan checks out a ...

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Wish List: Festive stocking choices for Christmas shoppers

From a showcase of Irish arts and crafts, to a Santa snowglobe or a luxurious speaker, shoppers have plenty of choice to fill their festive stocking, writes Esther ...

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Live the green dream and let plants take root in your home

On trend for 2019, an air-cleansing houseplant is the Christmas gift that just keeps on giving, says Kya deLongchamps.

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How to adorn your house with festive fairy lights

If you’re planning a light show on the outside of your home this Christmas, Amar Mehta reveals the rules to live by.

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Want a stylish Christmas tree this year? These 3 decorating trends are gorgeous and easy

Choose between frosty, copper or emerald, says Gabrielle Fagan.

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Interiosity offer expert advice and top tips for Christmas decorating

Short on ideas for Christmas decorating? There’s expert advice available on new trends and approaches inspired by ghosts of Christmas past, writes Carol O’Callaghan. ...

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How to be the perfect guest if you're staying in someone's house at Christmas

Staying in someone else’s house can be an etiquette minefield. There is so much scope to disrupt their lives. Bring a gift, be undemanding, and eat what you’re ...

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Seamus Gill is forging ahead with a unique twist on silver

Seamus Gill is a silversmith and jewellery designer. He spoke to Aileen Lee.

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Wish List: Ideas for the prefect quirky Christmas gift

A rainbow rug handmade in India and ‘smart’ toothbrushes would make quirky Xmas gifts, says Esther N McCarthy.

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Christmas trees: How to make their scent last all season

Want your home to smell festive? Hannah Stephenson explains how.

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Shed light on the topic: New exhibition of Niamh Barry's light sculptures

A design retrospective informed by transatlantic journeys, serendipitous meetings, recession, and a whole host of plot twists launches next week at the National ...

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A smooth-running water supply need not be a pipe dream

Frozen pipes are likely in winter. Gentle warming may free them, but a small crack caused by expanding ice can leak a lot once water pressure resumes, writes Kya ...

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Irish Girl bringing it all back home from Brooklyn

Interview with Amada Hilton: Co-founder of Irish Girl in Brooklyn.

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WishList: Cute Christmas decor

Esther N McCarthy spots some cute Christmas decor and coos over copper this week.

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