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Saturday
Dec062008

WINKS

Mickey in the meadow ... or rather they haven't mowed the grass in the park yet!

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?


  • The ladies from White Elephant now have a bonified bricks and mortar store. It's located in Hamilton, Ontario, and they've been opened since October 10th. They've only let us into the secret now because they wanted to finish up their new website first at White Elephant Vintage (what else). The store combines our vintage goods with jewelery, accessories, paper goods and gifts from local artists and etsy sellers. They also serve locally roasted, organic and fair trade coffee and teas. Go Jane and Hollie! Loved your etsy store but now I want to visit the real thing. If you're in the Ontario area check it out. If you're not there's still the online store.

  • Cute cute cute! Cindy emailed to introduce her work at Hamburgerpanda. Cindy is San Francisco-based illustrator whose prints feature animals in unusual, sometimes surreal tableaux, such as three bears encased in ice pops, a tiny pony in a jar, or her line of Seabots which imagine sea creatures as robots. You'll find them here.

  • Want to win some seriously cool goodies for Christmas? Then take a look at the Holiday Giveaway at Dwell. It's live on the site from Dec. 3rd through Dec. 23rd. You will need to re-enter each day to be qualified to win the product that day - so we strongly suggest bookmarking the page as the prizes are fab!

  • Merida, designer and manufacturer of stylish and sustainable natural fiber flooring has a new product they are very excited about. Turkana is an elegant new woven sisal design with fluid lines and organic textures. While you're at the site don't miss their gallery - seriously beautiful flooring.

  • Prismera Design have these gorgeous stainless steel pine cone ornaments for Christmas. Hang it on your tree now and use it as a bookmark later! These also make fabulous holiday tags, as you can use a permanent marker to jot down your season's greetings. Check out the rest of the website too. Seriously good looking jewellery!

  • Stole this image because this tree is just so über stylish. It's this year's incarnation at Maison21. I so want to hate the man for having such a fabulous house, great taste, a wicked sense of humour and an eBay store full of gorgeous glam bits but I can't.

  • Couldn't finish WINKS without reminding you that the sixth edition of the Design for Mankind magazine, The Consumption Issue is live! Erin you're a genius! Each one gets better than the last.

Friday
Dec052008

Nate Berkus

I posted about Nate Berkus ages ago, and I happened upon his website again recently. His portfolio is full of a modern/traditional mix that is comfortable and elegant at the same time. And I adore that black and white carpet. Perfect hit of a bold pattern.






Friday
Dec052008

Get away from it all


Another tough week at work and I'm so relieved that it's over. Today I thought I'd share this wonderful Pittwater, New South Wales house. Imagine coming home to this after a hard day at the office. My cares would just slip away as the view opened up to me. I can hear the cicadas in the trees. I can hear our dog Mickey's toenails on the timber floors. I can hear my husband opening a bottle of wine. I can hear the bank manager saying no way! Link here while it lasts. Happy weekend everyone!

Images from realestate.com.au

Friday
Dec052008

Scarlet & Violet


Charlotte sent me a beautiful bouquet via email. She sent me a link to the gorgeous London florist Scarlet & Violet. Can't you just smell the luscious perfume wafting through your screens? Vic Brotherson creates these beautiful arrangements. I just love the blowzy overabundance of blooms and the sweet vintage containers and vases. Definitely not granny. Definitely granny chic!

Thursday
Dec042008

Colourful reader's home

Aris emailed us and I had to share. "My name is Aris and I come from Greece. Decorating interiors is one of my favourite hobbies. I bought an apartment last year, in the center of Athens city (Greece), very close to Acropolis, and I started decorating it on my own. My budget is very low, so I use a lot of paint! The concept behind this decoration is to create a holiday style apartment right in the city center." The colours chosen work so well together and bring the apartment to life. Just goes to show how much of an effect paint can have. See the full apartment set on Flickr here. Well done Aris!