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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?

  • New blog alert! Camilla Molders, a designer based in Melbourne, Australia muses about her inspirations and good design. Check out Designalogue.

  • Kim from ecosalon (great green blog) wrote to introduce us to Gore Design who make stylish hand-crafted eco-concrete sinks, countertops and furniture. Check out Kim's post here.

  • Sitting in the inbox this tempting email from from Melanie .... "Lushpad is a unique online home for lovers of mid-century Modern furniture, accessories and related objects sought by vintage collectors and anyone else interested in contemporary design and art. In the spirit of democratizing good design, Lushpad is a resource for everyone, where buyers and sellers can connect at every price point. If you have an authentic original, licensed original, reproduction or contemporary artwork to sell, or if you are in the market for furniture, art and/or information, this is where you belong."

  • Another new blog to devour! eye spy is full of eye candy and inspirational finds. Thanks for the intro Susie!

  • Those über talented SCAD guys are at it again at Working Class Studio. A new line and it's just right for fun al fresco entertaining. Check out that cutie in the cheeky blow up frame too!

  • Emi Elias & Santiago Barros are coucou, a home decor store in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I so wish I could drop over to B.A. and check it out but until then I'll have to drop by their Flickr page or their Etsy store micoucou.

  • Clever, clever, clever, clever. Matt from Wallace Clay emailed us about the Towel Tender, a towel bar designed specifically for pedestal sinks. Did I say clever? Good looking and great price point too!

  • Says it all really and I LOVE David Trubridge. You can find it here.

  • Loving the portfolio of artist Jillian Ditner at Painted by Numbers. Jillian is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Toronto. Where can we get our hands on your work Jillian? I'm sure you'll want a piece too after you visit the website.


Agnes Bourne

Agnes Bourne's design studio is based in Jackson, Wyoming, and having been involved in design for over 40 years, this woman certainly knows what she's doing. She believes in living green, and generating personal expression through the arts. Her sense of creativity is overwhelming - the quirkiness and originality of the spaces makes them memorable.


Stalking in Melbourne

Oh my, oh my, oh my! I want this house so much. I'd tweak a bit here and add my personal touch there BUT the location, the bones! This is St Kilda, a beachside ultra cool suburb of Melbourne and right outside the door is Luna Park, a Melbourne icon. Imagine seeing that smiling face from your balcony everyday. I'd be such a happy woman with this as my home.


Matt Gibson

It's all about space and light. Sounds simple doesn't it? To Melbourne based design firm Matt Gibson it is. Their design solutions are based on light, material and patterns of movement. With much of their work based on house extensions it's the "threshold and junction and the rigorous exploration of the zones between what has come before and what is new..." that form the core of this work.

Images from Matt Gibson a+d


Sam's dilemma

Sam emailed us with the following predicament: "I have a dilemma. I just got new curtains for my bedroom whose pattern consists of gold and navy blue. I therefore want to change the design of my room to match (right now I have a green bed frame, white table, lavender carpet... big mess). However, seeing as my bedroom is in the basement and therefore has small dingy windows with limited natural light, I don't want to fill the room up with dark colours to match the curtains. So I was wondering if you would succeed where I have failed in finding inspiring images of bright rooms with touches of gold and navy. It is not a current or popular colour combination, but a pretty one nonetheless, if you ask me. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated!" It was a little tough Sam, but here are some photos for you that have some navy and a little bit of gold/yellow (ok, most do), to inspire your bedroom redo.

Chicago Home + GardenMetropolitan Home
Sköna hemRaji Rm & Associates
Greg NataleAntoine Bootz
Cigolle X ColemanGregga Jordan Smieszny
Todd OldhamDomino
Homes & GardensMetropolitan Home
Nina AssamDomino