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Saturday
May162009

WINKS


.... snoozing on my bed on a Saturday afternoon. Bliss!

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?


  • Annie May is a freelance interior designer who has just started her new blog Yolksy. The tag line is pure genius ..."Fresh ideas hatched daily". Brand spanking new but jump on for the ride. I think this one is going to be big :)

  • Imagine a beautifully hand carved damask pattern chair. Imagine it in a beautifully sophisticated library. Imagine it with raspberry stain! The Damask chair from DP Studio and new at ICFF 2009 the Vine chair. Who wants to go raspberry picking?

  • Matt describes his blog things i have seen this way "You might see a cool interior one day, an amazing piece of architecture the next, or perhaps a stunning piece of furniture. Whatever it is you can be assured that it will be from the perspective of someone who enjoys modern minimalism." Not only a cool blog but wait till you see his minimalist first reno in London!

  • Sailing away in a hammock. How fun does this look! OK not so great for your small apartment but just dream of a meadow, this hammock and a devoted friend to bring drinks. Or a loft a BIG loft and a great book and a good friend to bring drinks. Find it here.

  • Be still my beating heart. Volcano #34 is a limited edition piece by artist, Emogayu and is inspired by the natural energy of flowing lava and the way it captures a moment in time forever. Available at Merchant No.4

  • No smoke, no smell, no ashes no installation and some amazing designs. Planika.

  • And because I can't get enough of good blogs Living Art and Interiors. Gorgeous!

  • Kareem Rizk emailed "I'm just dropping by to let you know that I have 20% off all prints at my Etsy shop, The Suitcase until May 31st." I'm glad he did. I love his work!

Friday
May152009

Battersby Howat

I thought I'd end off the work week with a post similar to Jo's below, that is all about views. The Vancouver architecture, interior and landscape design firm of Battersby Howat knows how to take full advantage of views. Stunning!













Friday
May152009

I need a holiday ....


The weather is turning cool here and my work days seem never ending. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be whisked away for a week or two doing absolutely nothing in a tropical wonderland! If casual elegance with a decidedly modern take on luxury ticks all your boxes then maybe a villa (or a residence or a suite or a loft) here at Aleenta Resort and Spa, Phuket is just what we need. Perhaps a Thai cooking class this afternoon before a nap and then drinks. Dreamy .... or is that dreaming?

Thursday
May142009

A bold and beautiful kitchen reno

I wanted to share an email and some photos with you all from a DTI reader: "I am Dana from Romania, one of your avid readers for some time now, and I have to tell you that desiretoinspire.net helped me with a lot of inspiration for my new apartment :) When I saw your post about Daniel and Helene Gauthier's kitchen in acid green, I was awed by the resemblance with my new kitchen furniture, so I waited to finish it completely, and then I just had to show you how it turned out :). I wanted to use this vivid color in my kitchen for a very long time, but my former kitchen was to small, and I was afraid it will look crowded. Now I have a larger kitchen (I transformed one bedroom into kitchen), so I could play with colors easily! I used white on walls and floor and chairs (Panton), but I needed more color so I added a pink fridge and a pink KitchenAid and some more pink details." What a gorgeous kitchen Dana has created - the pink and green is fabulous together and it looks like such a fun space to hang out and cook in. The random green tile in the backsplash is such a cute touch and she is SOOO lucky to have a pink Smeg fridge! I love it all! To see more of her kitchen and her new apartment check out her blog here and here. (Thank you for sharing with us Dana!)










Thursday
May142009

Clair Wayman


What's fresh, fun, vibrant and colourful? Aussie design portfolios. What's inspirational, stylish and big on the most bang for your buck? These looks by Aussie based (OK Brit born) stylist and decorator Clair Wayman. It's all about making your home a reflection of your personality and that doesn't mean high end design. This super talented stylist (Aussies will recognise her work from Real Living) brings to life real looks that are really inspirational!