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"Upcycling" may not be a familiar word to too many people just yet but the upcycling movement is here to stay, and no less an authority than the Oxford English Dictionary has taken note. It defines upcycling as "reuse (of discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original" and it's gathering pace.

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Jane Churchill's magnificent contemporary fabrics are a stand-out favourite amongst interior designers. Browse the collection, including this stunning Fontane pattern, which is ideal for a sofa revamp, at The Drapery Shop, Emmet Place, Cork.

We love this unusual lamp with leather shade, €255 from Cork’s newest interior design studio, Paul & Co, in the Monahan Road Industrial Estate. See paulandco.ie for more details.

Organise your bills and letters into manageable stacks with a You've Got Mail post holder by Ben De Lisi, €22.50, Debenhams.

Store books, magazines or recycling in these jade storage crates by Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic, €15 to €25 at Dunnes.

Roger & Gallet have reformulated their much loved liquid soaps to put the happiness  back into hand washing. We love the enrgising Citron scent, a bewitching blend of grapefruit, mint, basil, cedar and white amber. €12 from pharmacies.

Plant growth slows down substantially in the winter, as they conserve energy and tend to make the most of what they’ve got, particularly if you’ve mixed good compost into your containers to keep the plants going over the winter.

However, the heavy rain we’ve had in Ireland over the last few weeks plays havoc with the soil; washing nutrients away through the compost in...

These multi-coloured Paris steel frame chairs are a steal in the Casey's Winter Sale. Stock up now just €79 per chair at Caseys Furniture. Call the Cork store on 021 427 03 93 or visit caseys.ie for details.

Whether you’re looking for an elegant armchair or a colourful sofa, DFS is offering discounts of up to 50% in its Winter Sale, which runs from now until February 23rd, 2014. We love this Vine three-seater, now just €365 (was €899). Check it out at the Mahon Point showrooms or online at dfs.ie.

Decorating a room fit for a princess? This pink painted wooden bed is a must-have. €550, mylestoneinteriors.ie.

Add life to your dining table with these printed napkins by Tas-ka. €15.50 for two at collectedbytas-ka.com.

Ceracraft Pans are made with a unique ceramic coating that offers safe non-stick cooking, without using oil or butter. Pick one up at Homestore and More, Mahon Point.

Simon Paul, owner of Paul & Co. Picture Clare Keogh

Cork’s newest interior design studio, Paul & Co, has been quietly trading for the last number of months, with a showroom packed with an eclectic mix of furnishings, lighting, fabrics, wallpapers and home accessories sourced from décor design houses, international furnishing stores in London and...

Whether you’re looking for a bright new footstool, an elegant armchair or a colourful sofa, DFS is offering discounts of up to 50% in its Winter Sale, which runs from now until February 23rd, 2014. We love this elegant 'Glaze' four-seater sofa, now just €998 (was €1689). Check it out at the Mahon Point showrooms or online at dfs.ie.

These magnificent resin angel wings are just the thing to add some magic to a room after the Christmas tree comes down. They measure roughly 62cm x 25cm each and have fixtures on the back for hanging.€118.84 from rockettstgeorge.co.uk.

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