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?
- Start them young :) Australian company little nest miniaturizes modern classics for children. Eames Lounges, Egg Chairs, Bertoia Chairs, LCW Chairs and more. Now available in the US too. Richard emailed to tell us introduce us to little nest. "We believe it's important to introduce children, from an early age, to the benefits of great design. Most of our chairs are suitable from about 18 months - or when they can safely sit - to around 12. I sit in a yolk chair (our children's egg chair) most nights to read stories to my daughter. They are built to last and it is our intention that these will be pieces that are handed down to future generations." Midcentury classics for 21st century kids.
- Jewellery for your drains? Why not! I love these nickel patterns by Designer Drains. A pretty finishing touch where you least expect it. The everyday should be lovely.
- Inside Out magazine is holding an online auction of stunning art works by leading Australian artists, designers, stylists and artisans as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations. One of my favourites is this Megan Morton print. Very Old Masters in a modern day. Rich and lush and perfect for an ultra modern dining room. The auction for Megan's work and lots more including a fabulous David Bromley work begins 27th April, 2010 at 10am (Australian time).
- Indoor/outdoor rugs by New York textile and product designer Liora Manné. The process is called lamontage, combining handmade artistry with high tech processing. Using acrylic fibres it's like felt and is treated with an antimicrobial finish. An amazing range of patterns and colours. My mind is racing with ideas for these.
Enoki is a multi-disciplinary firm from South Australia that specializes in visual communication and interior architecture (somewhat of an odd pairing - they can design a home or create a corporate identity system). Their style of interiors is modern and sleek and bright with white. I want that laundry room something fierce.
We received an email a couple days ago that without a doubt had to be shared with you all: "I'm Lady, an advertising creative from Manila and an avid reader and fan of your blog. You've featured our cat Kitty Bang Bang once on Monday's Pets on Furniture. For the past year, my boyfriend and I have been constantly inspired by your featured interiors to improve our new home. Having an artist father, I've therefore asked him to paint a mural on our dining room wall, to break the sparseness of the space." Oh, to have an artist for a father! This mural is fantastic!!! Thank you so much for sharing Lady!
What is it about Brazillian design that makes it so hot?! It's bold and brash, brave and beautiful. It's never precious but always fun. This is the portfolio of São Paulo architect Vitor Penha. The texture, the mix of modern and midcentury, wood and brick cheek and jowl with plastic and metal. It looks found and thrown together but it is very clever design. Hot? It sizzles! P.S. Please design gods may I have that first staircase and that double height wall of steel and glass? Hang it can I just have that first apartment. (Thanks Sandro for the link!)