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Softwood vs. Hardwood Skirting: How to Choose

People often underestimate how strong an impact their skirting boards will have on their home. It might seem like a minor decision, but materials can make a real difference. Even the choice between softwood skirting boards and hardwood skirting boards shouldn’t be rushed into. More

Three Reasons to Choose Gloss Wall Tiles for Your Bathroom

Wall tiles are a popular choice for modern bathrooms. After all, they protect against moisture, come in a range of colours, are easy to clean, and can be had without paying the world. Beyond colour, size, shape, and pattern, wall tiles are available in a number of finishes. For example, you will probably be asked […] More

How to Create the Perfect Inspirational Environment

I’m often asked about the environment in which I work; more specifically how I tailor my workspace to create the most inspiring environment that I possibly can. I understand why people are so interested in this question, merely because I have always loved looking through pictures and videos of other artists layouts to see how […] More

Painted film Loving Vincent puts Van Gogh in the frame

Vincent van Gogh once wrote that “we cannot speak other than by our paintings” and a new film, which was painted by hand, has attempted to give voice to his work. More

Botanical, geometrical and pink

We bring you the latest looks from this year’s London Design Festival More

Crafty way to love technology

It’s not all about basket-weaving and pottery. These talented young artists are combining traditional skills with cutting-edge scientific methods More

Review: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael Around 1500 at the National Gallery

This stunning event is just what our biggest art venue should be doing More

A slip of a thing: the return of the day dress

They’re easy to wear, elegant, and transition well into the evening. What’s not to like about day dresses? More

Young designers see red as Gucci ‘rips off’ ideas

As one of the premium fashion houses, Gucci fiercely guards its designs against copycats. Some younger designers believe that the £10 billion brand should turn that ferocity on itself after four accusations of plagiarism this year. More

This week why not?

Enjoy roly-poly fun, music and fireworks The Spraoi International Street Arts Festival gets under way in Waterford on Friday. The three-day event is something of a “greatest hits”, with popular acts making a return.  More