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Sunday
Jul272008

Oeuf, at 2Modern

My twin sister is graciously providing me with a second niece or nephew in November, and occasionally sends me links to baby furnishings and artwork for the nursery she's setting up in her former guest bedroom. When I came across the Oeuf line at 2Modern, I had to show my sister as I was smitten with the clean modern lines. "Like the contours of its namesake, Oeuf™ is about simple, clean design applied to the necessities of a well-equipped nursery. Oeuf's™ founders and designers, Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan, are a French-American husband-and-wife team based in Brooklyn, New York. As part of a new generation of design-conscious and environmentally-aware parents, they realized they had to redesign everything themselves to merge their existing aesthetics with traditional nursery design. They believe strongly that while babies don't need many items, they do need some essential pieces. Oeuf's™ mission is to make those essentials practical and stylish, without compromising quality and safety - their top priority." I'm so amazed at how cool kid's furniture can be, thanks to the creativity of folks like those at Oeuf.






Saturday
Jul262008

WINKS

first cup of coffee for the day....

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?


  • Andrey emailed us to introduce Espasso and whoa! when I clicked on the links I realised how glad I was that this email landed in my inbox. "I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you to Espasso, our showroom located in New York and Los Angeles dedicated to modern and contemporary design from Brazil . We are excelling in the market for Brazilian furniture designers, ranging from mid-century masters such as Oscar Niemeyer, Sergio Rodrigues and Joaquim Tenreiro to today’s names like Isay Weinfeld, Carlos Motta and Arthur Casas. I believe our diverse blend of periods would greatly pique the interest of the readers of your blog." And after you've finished drooling over their website click over to their 1stdibs site. I covert just about every piece.

  • Make up the wall has during the summer moved their creativity from the homes to the public space.
    Flower tags on walls, flower tape on bus sheds, flower stickers on cars; pure blossom!

  • Where does Rachel Mallon find the time? Busy interior designer and blogger she's started a second blog over at WOW women's world. Check out dwellings and decor. Eye candy, sources and lots of great design advice!

  • Andrea Heimer has a new website. Love her work like we do? Then you're in for a treat!

  • We've winked Diane Bronstein's art before but she emailed us a link to her blog Inspiration By Design. Drop over and say hi!

  • Tareq Abu Ghazaleh is a talented furniture designer from Jordan. Until recently you could only view his work at his showroom in Amman. Now he has a blog qerat where he showcases his beautiful pieces as well as his inspirations. I love discovering wonderful things from far flung spaces. Isn't the web (and Tareq's furniture) amazing?

  • Cool products and trends in art, architecture, home, fashion, transportation and more. Always the weird and unusual... and sometimes a little idle rambling. That's how Wendy Presseisen describes her blog Just Cool. Check out her Etsy store Pop Art Cafe too.

Will you forgive me if I stop now? I have so many more to share but I've run out of time. Lots more next week!

Friday
Jul252008

Rene Mesman

Some very cool photography from the portfolio of Amsterdam-based Rene Mesman.

Friday
Jul252008

Steve Back


Australian photographer Steve Back believes there is beauty in everything. It's just a matter of finding it. He is gifted with a wonderful talent for lighting, composition and finding just the right angle so of course he nails that beauty thing every time! Don't miss his personal work. Some truly wonderful shots.

Friday
Jul252008

Stalking in Sydney


To round out a week of real estate stalking I present to you .... another house I'm stalking. This 19th century terrace house is in stunning Sydney in ever trendy Paddington. It's a wonderful mix of traditional exterior and modern reworking of internal space. Very typical of renovations of narrow properties at the moment is the separate bedroom pavilion at the rear of the long narrow block.