20 December 2010 Open plan living comes into its own when every crevice of the house is filled with the aroma of these seasonal cinnamon buns.
14 December 2010 I’ll be ready for the ice next time with these Ice Treads that I bought yesterday in Baggot Cleaners, Upper Baggot Street. €25 to maintain my balance, dignity and bones!
7 December 2010 It had proven tricky to pin down a suitable light for our Eileen Grey bedside tables… Ikea provided an elegant solution with their Kvart work lamp and at a cost of just €7.99!
1 December 2010 There’s nothing like a fall of snow for testing the comfort levels of our home…
24 November 2010 It’s goodbye to soft towels and socks…we have disconnected the tumble drier! Our current system of airing clothes and managing laundry in our under-stairs area works well but recent incidents of condensation have raised questions such as…
22 November 2010 I found Episode 2 of “About the House” on RTE 1, which focussed on air quality, extremely thought provoking…could the black mould on the window frames in our childrens’ bedrooms be at the root of their morning sniffles? The black mould has built up stealthily over the years, fed by the condensation…
11 November 2010 “The Secret of the Mince Pies” a daughter’s tribute to her mother’s reknowned cooking skills. Very seasonal and a brilliant stocking filler!
10 November 2010 I just spent a fascinating morning with Ruth Wassell from Houseworks, www.houseworks.ie/, discussing innovations in kitchen appliances…she’s looking forward to showing off Thermomix, a super fast food blender and processor that also weighs, cooks, simmers and steams! I’m tempted… http://www.vorwerk.com/thermomix/html/
01 November 2010 Congratulations – time to put away the work clothes and to enjoy the fruits of your labours… You’ll undoubtedly be spending more time at home, so time also to assess your spaces and check that they will meet your needs in the years to come.
20 October 2010 I really like this suspended wood-burning stove can be rotated through 180 degrees…it’s in the Seadrift House, a holiday house in California by CCS Architecture.