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... we'll miss you Donna ... and please don't kill me for putting you on the blog :P

WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we've found and things we think you'll want to see. If you'd like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we'll link you. So what's in this week?

  • It's contemporary craft furniture. It's handmade from solid timber. It's influenced by the unpretentious forms of British Country kitchen style, Shaker, traditional Scandinavian and Japanese woodwork. It's Another Country and it's gorgeous! P.S. Love the styling!

  • Metal accents especially brass are hot, hot, hot right now. Love these Alphabrass tables by Ladies and Gentlemen. Made from vintage brass table lamps. Reconfigured, reassembled, recycled and quirky!




  • Studio Bon by Bonnee Sharp for Schumacher. Inspired by the simple beauty of the familiar ... an iron handrail, interlocking threads, a heartbeat and birds balancing in the breeze. Casual cotton canvas to luxurious linen. Love the graphic shapes. Love the colours.

  • Still on the metal theme I'm loving these hammered iron pendant lights.  And just in case metal isn't your thing how about this wooden chandelier? I've been checking out online retailer Interior Home Spaces where I found these lights and so much more. Continental US shipping unfortunately for those of us in other parts of the world :(

Reader Comments (8)

I love those lamps!

14 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

This WINKS is so good. Everything is covet-able, and you're right about Another Country's styling perfectly balancing the line of country/modern (and I love that print above the occasional table. Thanks - great Sat afternoon diversion.

14 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

surfing for ideas, your blog is GREAT.

15 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulianne

Would you be so kind to provide a URL for Interior Home Spaces? Thanks.

15 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraida

Aida, click on the words "Interior Home Spaces" in the post - it's a link.

15 Aug 2010 | Registered CommenterDesire to Inspire

I really like the spare benches at the beginning - they would fit so many places, and with so many kinds of decor.

But mainly, I am interested in the whole "brass is so hot right now" comment. I have a lamp that looks suspiciously like those featured that I had been planning to spray paint, because I couldn't really see brass going with anything or looking anything but dated. It has a nice shape, it's really heavy - I'm wondering if I might be convinced to leave it in its natural state if I could see some examples of brass looking fresh and not 1970s fug. Thoughts?

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Thank you for featuring the Arteriors lighting! They look great. We would also like to extend a special discount to your readers. We have created the coupon code "desiretoinspire" which will give your readers an additional 10% off during checkout.

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInterior HomeScapes

The alphabrass tables look like complete JUNK from the 70s but everything else is wonderful!

25 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKortkamp

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