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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?

  • Always keep your place when you are reading in bed. Designed as a bookmarker, the lamp is switched on by removing the book and is switched off by placing the book on the frame. The Buonanotte, designed by Guilio Iacchetti for Studio Italia Design.

  •  Swooning over the latest wallpaper range from Thibaut.  With organic textures and surfaces Natural Resource captures the essence of the outdoors and brings it inside. My bells are ringing for the cork and faux croc.
  • Hello my little french lovelies! Paris map cushions from Bonjour Mon Coussin. Long live the map trend because I can't get enough.
  • Think theatrics. Think drama. Think a luxurious screen. Why reveal the obvious when with a little opulence wrapped up as a screen can hide the everyday. The Hide and Seek screen by Munna Design. Actually if luxe is your thing check out the rest of their collection.


  • Finally more divine rugs.  Alex Perry, Australian fashion designer, has created a new range for Designer Rugs. It's high end fashion with lashings of Greek references. Perry is of Greek heritage after all. These are so rock and roll glam. Statement pieces no doubt. I want I need.

A new day, a new way ...

... but the inspiration stays the same! After almost 3 years we have changed home. Kim and I are so excited. We've changed a few things, added more pages and made it so much easier to find your way around the blog. (Hello previous pages!!!!) Welcome to our new home. Hope you like the layout. Look up above. You'll find tabs to take you all sorts of places. That's our feed subscription to the right. (Don't forget to re-subscribe as our old blogspot address just won't bring you all the new room porn we'll be posting here.) Page loading should be so much easier especially for our readers in areas of the globe without great internet connection (5 posts a page, not too many pictures to load). And speaking of pages. Look! Down below ... pages! Yes I'm so excited. Can't you tell I'm not a computer geek?  Head to our labels section, click on a label and every post we've ever done with that label will appear, page after page. It sounds so simple but we've never had that before. I'm like a kid in a candy store with our new blog and hopefully you'll feel the same. Take a look around, take it for a test drive. We'll be back with WINKS soon.


News flash

Some of you regulars may be wondering why we haven't posted anything today. We are sticklers for never missing a day so let me explain. Jo and I have been busy lately. Well, more than usual. You see, we've been talking for quite a while about updating the blog and giving it a bit more of a professional look. (Especially since the blog was designed by me and despite the fact that I work on web applications for a living, I am NO designer). And we wanted to get off Blogger and go with something a bit more customizable. So when we heard from Erica at Squarespace over the summer, we were stoked to try out what they had to offer. We are finally ready to get the ball rolling on this, so this afternoon hopefully you will see a brand spanking new desire to inspire. And I am hoping everything will work swimmingly but let's just say that if you see something wonky, you've been warned. Do feel free to email us if there's anything not working or if you have any concerns. We really hope you will all dig the new look and the new pages we'll have available for your daily perusal.

We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who reads our little blog, some of you daily, and for those folks who leave comments, which we read every single one. Thanks muchly for all the love and support.

****Update: Due to technical difficulties the new blog may not be available today, but we'll keep on truckin'.


How much is too much?

I found this warehouse conversion on Location Partnership the other day and it had me cracking up. I wasn't sure whether to run away screaming or gasp in delight (although leaning much closer to running away). The site says this home is a testament to the wonderful world of kitsch. I don't even know if I'd call this kitsch - it's more just a collection of completely random vintage pieces. But maybe that's the definition of kitsch. So I goggled "kitsch" and Wikipedia says "Contemporaneously, kitsch also (loosely) denotes art that is aesthetically pretentious to the degree of being in poor taste, as well as, applying to industrially-produced art-items that are considered trite and crass." So maybe it is kitsch. :) What do you think? Love it or hate it? Would living here make you insane?


Under Milk Wood

Dreaming. Dreaming of these other worldly spaces captured by photographer Dylan Thomas. (I couldn't help the reference to his famous namesake.) The images are strong, bold. Almost like a peeping tom, the viewer is drawn into the photos. I am in awe of the red (the home of Lord Snowdon - Thomas was his assistant for 5 years), enticed by the faded glamour. The rest of his portfolio is as intriguing, as potent.