Brother Hubbard is just that thing – a bravely minimal Dublin coffee shop, designed by local boys Designgoat. Using just simple green brackets, and matching lighting, to accentuate the whitened ash wood shelves, tables and stools – the interior is a masterclass in having courage in your convictions. Surely not many would be so brave as to have this vision of sheer simplicity, and to stick to it so stringently. It pays off – the fine line between stylish minimalism and unbothered necessity wavers on their side. Let that be a lesson for those of us who question the fundamental maxims of design.