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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?
- Lost City Products is a New York based design house that specializes in exquisite hand-made fabrics, pillows, scarves, bags and chairs. One word - sumptuous. No I need another word - sublime. Artisan masterpieces of silk embroidered on silk. I can't show them in their true beauty here. The website is dangerous. Gorgeous fabric everywhere!
- The Alienation Bench (2008), a limited edition piece by Thos. Moser. Just a teaser to draw you into a website groaning with craftsman built fine furniture. Referencing fine wood workers of centuries past, it's sculptural, simple in its beauty, a statement piece. Do I have a love a affair with wooden furniture? I do if the object of my lust and longing is a Thos. Moser piece.
- Naive children's prints inspired by 50s and 60s. These cute modern yet retro illustrations by Swedish illustrator Ingela P Arrhenius are colourful, fun and perfect for finishing touch for a little one's room. Available at L'Affiche Moderne.
- The first of two British wallpaper collections in today's winks. Beware the Moon what more can you say?! Ostriches with their heads in the sand, nude pinup girls, skulls and flock. Bespoke and very Brit. After all the British are the wallpaper kings and Beware the Moon takes the micky. It's irreverent yet practical, a little blue but a definite statement, risky, risqué and fun. What do you think?
- Are ostriches the new zebra? No wait, zebra are still holding their own. With tennis rackets, cricket bats and ibises. Another British wallpaper range that takes a stylish dig at not only the national wall finish but also the culture. Turner Pocock with Catherine Cazalet. Ring your bell? Knock your bales off? Deliver the design backhand? It's funky, it's different ...there are even polar bears! (P.S. Drooling over that wall sconce in the first picture.)
Happy Friday everyone! I am off work today (YAHOO) and trying to get up the strength to start some of the projects that have been on my "to-do-as-soon-as-the-holidays-are-over" list. Or I might ditch all that and since it's a balmy day (just above freezing) I may ditch my list and go for a walk down to some of my favourite shops. While I am contemplating life (and on a serious note, thinking about the horror in Haiti and people like this who are making a difference), I thought I'd leave you all with some lovely photos from the portfolio of art director and lifestyle stylist Lucy Berridge. There's a couple ideas here that piqued my interest - the fridge built into the wall off in a corner, the thin red trim around the door frame, the lattice on a closet/armoire...
Mix design, travel and food with a shop that I'm sure we'd all die to see in real life. Take a man with a great eye and an obvious love of entertaining. Send him out to find treasures from all corners and what you'll get is Nathan Turner, the man and the shop. Ah the shop! If you can't visit in West Hollywood in person then at least there is 1stdibs.
What can you do if you've got a space (or in my case an entire house) that is totally lacking any sort of architectural feature? How about some beadboard, trim, chair rail, paneling, moldings! A friend at work has been hitting up my twin sister and I for some decorating ideas for her blah dining room and she mentionned wanting to do some molding on the bottom half of the walls. I told her to got for it as her dining room is a square, with a window, and that's it. I thought I'd dig up some dining rooms that have some sort of molding or paneling on the walls so she could get some ideas on how to go about it. I'm including some living rooms too because this idea is great for any room in your home (I'm pretty certain I'll be trying a chair rail in my main bathroom as soon as I get around to renovating it).
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