Toys Loved To Bits: photos by Mark Nixon

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Saturday 9 November 2013

These plush animals sure wear their history proudly. Photographed by Dublin-based Mark Nixon, this series of well-loved, thread-bare creatures are both haunting and sweet. Their missing eyes and limbs send shivers down my spine, but when I stop to think about the child that loved the creature to pieces, the carnage makes sense.

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Google’s Dublin campus is a playground for nerds

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Architecture on Wednesday 3 July 2013

Secretly (or not so secretly), we all wish we could work at Google. The New York Times reported in March that Google’s main objective is ‘to create the happiest, most productive workplace in the world’. And by the looks of their new Dublin campus, they’re doing a pretty fantastic job.

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Ethereal photography by Dublin-based Diego Meijido

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By J. Cooper in New Photography on Tuesday 2 April 2013

Diego Meijido retouched some work for me a while back and, frankly, his new site via the Cargo platform deserves the eyes of the world. Originally from Spain and now based in Dublin (via the UK), Meijido’s work has an ethereal quality to it, evoking a state of reverie for the viewer. I’ve seen the […]

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New illustration by Steve Simpson

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By J. Cooper in New Illustration on Tuesday 26 March 2013

Illustrator Steve Simpson is the latest to receive my Amongst Inspiration treatment. Originally from the UK and now based in Dublin, Steve is one of the founding members of Illustrators Ireland and has inked everything from advertising to books to packaging. Spend two minutes here finding out what exactly inspires an award winning illustrator along […]

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Alternative Miss Ireland

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By Mary Furlong in New Events on Wednesday 8 February 2012

I’ve been the resident portrait photographer at the Alternative Miss Ireland for sixteen years. It is without doubt the wildest night to be had in Ireland and raises an incredible amount of money for Irish HIV/AIDS organisations. The 18th and final pageant will be held on March 18 in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin.

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Photographer Clíona O’Flaherty’s Inspiration

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By J. Cooper in New Photography on Tuesday 6 December 2011

In this third inspiration led HD web mini-film, I spend a day on a Dublin shoot with Irish photographer, Clíona O’Flaherty. O’Flaherty has a ‘thing’ for emotive light and soft pastel colours. You’ll see it come through in her work. She also has a penchant for lovely things, which is why, I suppose, she photographed […]

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Short film shot at the time of a Test for a model

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By J. Cooper in Video on Tuesday 18 October 2011

Maciej Pestka is a Polish born photographer I met at a film pre-production meeting in Dublin some weeks ago. He has been working shooting fashion in and around Ireland and Europe since 2008. Recently, his visual explorations have begun to include video, film and more time-based media. In Tele-Visions, he explores the representation of fashion […]

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Video interview with Irish illustrator Chris Judge

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By J. Cooper in Video on Saturday 10 September 2011

As an Australian creative based in Dublin, I have met and been inspired by a number of talented Dublin creatives working across all disciplines in Ireland’s capital. In this, the first in a series of inspiration led mini-films, we spend two minutes in the studio with Dublin illustrator Chris Judge. I spoke to Judge on […]

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Amongst Type typography film by James Cooper

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By James Cooper in New Design on Wednesday 2 March 2011

In Baile Átha Cliath, we live amongst typography. It influences and informs our every day lives in Dublin, Ireland. This typography-led mini-film was directed and shot in and around central Dublin on February 25.

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Plastic House by Architecture Republic

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By Gerry Mak in Architecture on Wednesday 4 August 2010

Irish firm Architecture Republic designed this beautiful renovation on an residential house in Dublin, which consists of a cruciform constructed out of polycarbonate and steel that extends from the center of the building out into a jutting, second-level extension in the rear of the house. The original facade is preserved, while the interior is completely reworked to be a sleek, open-feeling, modern living space.

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Barry Hughes’ time-based media

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By Zolton in New Photography on Tuesday 8 July 2008

Barry W. Hughes is an Irish media artist who has exhibited both digital and analogue photography, video and web-based projects throughout Ireland and internationally. Hughes’ practice involves the use of time-based media in exploring the conceptual themes of his work, such as psychological states relating to the process of time as interpreted by physical activity. He currently lives and works in Dublin.

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