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Saturday
Jun132009

WINKS

... a little bit of Australia on the windowsill

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?


  • Totally loving Australian artist Chris Chun's online store. If you can't afford on of his original pieces there are always the art cards. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

  • Remember Ladybird Books? If you're a certain age you will. Peter and Jane and all the gang are now emblazoned on homewares available in Australia from Lark. Vintage 1950s, 60s and 70s images will bring a smile to your face. More here.

  • Kate from 3rd Ward, an art facility in Brooklyn, NY emailed about upcoming classes. "I'd like to get the word out about some of our upcoming summer classes and I think we'd get a great response from your readers interested in the DIY aspect of your site that live in New York. We have a wide range of classes including woodworking (from the basics to furniture refinishing to more advanced design), Etsy-sponsored craft classes (embroidery, bookbinding, jewelry making), as well as welding & sculpture. All of our instructors are accomplished, currently practicing artists and craftsmen." Oh if only I lived in nearby! Welding! Woodworking and there's even a class on How to Make Crappy Stuff Awesome. More details here.

  • Love love love these prints by UK printmaker Dee Beale. Midcentury mixed with a Scandinavian feel.Follow her design process on her blog as well.

  • The 5th annual Guerilla Truck Show. Had to post this because their poster is hitting all the right buttons for me. Too much fun! The GUERRILLA’S are rolling their trucks into Fulton Market on Tuesday, June 16th, 6-9 pm. So no excuses. If you live in Chicago check it out.

  • And I can't leave without a little blog love. I'm always clicking here and there to find blogs for my reading guides and came across two this week that I thought I'd share. Click on the banners above for lots of eye candy!

Friday
Jun122009

David Scott

David Scott, a New York interior designer whom Jo blogged about quite some time ago, emailed us to show off his new phenomenal apartment which he completely renovated in a fantastic modernist building in NYC. He says the complete gut renovation took only 13 weeks from demo to move-in (which is impressive to me, as my kitchen gut/reno took almost that long). David has done such a wonderful job creating a modern and sophisticated vibe. Every piece of furniture and accessory appears to have been so carefully selected as each one is eye-catching and perfectly suited. Thank you David for sharing your home with us!


Friday
Jun122009

Pyrmont residence recipe


Take one part brick, add white, mix with Missoni and repeat with mirrors. Fold the rough with the smooth and generously stir in lashings of Craig Spencer style and you have a hip inner Sydney pad. Craig is the master of many styles and slave to none. Check out the rest of his portfolio here.

Thursday
Jun112009

No rhyme nor reason

I am rushing to get things done because I am heading out to celebrate my cousin's 16th birthday. Which is crazy because I used to live with her when she was about 2 or 3. So HAPPY FREAKING BIRTHDAY CRISTINA (Dude)!!!

(That's her on the left with my niece)

In my rush I simply put together some photos from one of my favourite magazine sites - Bolig Magasinet. All kinds of Danish loveliness can be found there - glossy black floors to drool over, pretty outdoor spaces, funky light fixtures, creative and gorgeous kitchens...





Thursday
Jun112009

Teeny weeny white


It's almost the end of the work week and I haven't posted anything Swedish. Oh ... neither has Kim! Time to remedy that. How about this little flat. Kitchen, bathroom and just one more room. Lots of white. Plenty of Scandinavian style and for someone like me who LOVES to cook I'd be very happy with a cute kitchen just that size and my bedroom in the living room. Maybe I'll move in! From here of course.