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... make a coffee and join me for WINKS

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?

  • Photographer Noah Webb (we've featured his work here) emailed about his latest project, "I am thrilled to share my music video debut of the song "A Thousand Bees" by Sara Lov. The song immediately struck a chord with me and I was ecstatic to be able to work with Sara to bring it to life in the form of moving photographs. Sara, an accomplished musician, was also a terrific visual collaborator. I brought her my idea and she jumped right in and made the ride fun bouncing ideas back and forth ... hear more of her music here. The "A Thousand Bees" video was shot completely with stills. In the end we shot a total of 4,664 photographs to create the video!"

    Don't know what I love more - Sara's song, Noah's amazing photography or that too cute bedroom!

  • Rachel Follett is an interior and graphic designer AND she blogs. Design Lovely is about celebrating all art including photography, fine art, illustration, graphic design, handmade items, textile design, and more. (You might know Rachel from dwellings and decor - Rachel how do you fit it all in!)

  • The Annie Selke Companies, Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert Rug Company, and Potluck Studios, emailed to announce dates for their first ever warehouse sale at Designer Outlet Gallery in Secaucus, NJ, offering overstock, seconds, and irregular merchandise at 50-80% off retail. Just what the bargain hunter needs. If only I lived near Secaucus, NJ (and I'm jealous if you do) I'd load up on rugs. Love Dash & Albert rugs! The sale will take place over five weeks beginning May 28th concluding June 28th with new merchandise arriving each week.

  • Summer's here and this stylish campfire might just figure in your al fresco design plans. Barbecue and heater combined it's not just for all you girl guides and boy scouts. Even the design junkies would love this one. Find out more here.

  • Design first. Second hand. That's BackGarage. Described as “Like Apartment Therapy for the Great Depression.” Thrift store mindset and beauty on a budget. Not because you have to but because it's fun!

  • Ooh ooh ooh late edition. Linda from Wary Meyers left a comment the other day and suddenly I was one click away from a great new blog. YES Wary Meyers have a blog and I'm bookmarking and lurking and stalking and being inspired. I love the blogosphere!


Another book to add to your collection

Hope you all have a warm and sunny weekend full of fun decor projects and more gardening. While you're out running errands for those projects, I highly suggest you stop at your local bookstore and grab a copy of Sixx Design's "Downtown Chic", that I mentioned in a post late last year (or online). Jo and I recently got our hands on copies and it is SO inspirational for those of us who are renovating houses on tight budgets. The book showcases seven of Robert and Cortney Novogratz's projects, from town houses in NYC, a country house in Massachusetts to a beach house in Brazil. I have a hard enough time going through renos in my house with 6 cats, and these guys did it with 6 kids. (!!!!) The photos are exceptional, as you may have noticed in posts we've published here, here and here of their work. Oh, and if you get to page 20, check out who they've got listed under blogs they frequent. :-)


Carl & Company

Mark Carl Ciolli is an interior designer from New York whose work I spotted in one of my new books "The Find". He seems to be such a versatile designer as his portfolio is a mix of Hollywood Regency and contemporary. The first 5 photos below are from Mark's seemingly high end and very glam 350 sq ft walk up studio apartment in Manhatten's Lower East Side. I say seemingly because Mark is a thrifter, and many items in his apartment were huge bargains. The dove in the 5th photo was $1. The art in the third photo is a print mounted within 2 flea market frames for a total of $48. The stacking tables in the 4th photo are from Target. Being a thrifter myself, I applaud Mark's skill at mixing vintage with valuable pieces.


Sandbox Studio

I'm totally loving the contrast in these photos from Sandbox Studio. Light bright white and wonderful. Moody rich timeworn and industrial. Whether it's an inspiring room or a vignette that sets the mood these snaps sell the message ... and that's what they are meant to do. You see Sandbox Studios produce compelling images for ecommerce and retail advertising.


Adriano Bacchella

There are many countries I'd love to visit, and Italy is at the top of the list. I think it would be a wonderful experience to see where my mom came from. After visiting the website of Italian photographer Adriano Bacchella, it's like I've already been! The villas he has photographed are so unmistakably Mediterranean and rustic and gorgeous that I want to sit down with a great big bowl of pasta and a glass of vino and take it all in.