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Saturday
Oct022010

WINKS

... still borrowing pictures from Kim's fab flickr

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?

  • Beautiful rugs combining Aboriginal designs and traditional Kashmiri rug-making techniques. Chain stitched, using hand dyed wool and finished with a heavy cotton backing, each rug is a completely handmade piece.  Even better this project is owned by the artists, rather than licensed to a third party. A more empowering way to work, this brings many direct benefits to the artists and their community. You can find them here.

  • Cheeky, retro, vintage and just a touch naughty. Love these handmade wallpapers and homewares by Dupenny. "Sense of humour is always priority" says the website. Burlesque in the bathroom perhaps? Pasties in the parlour? I know I need those tiles for my new old kitchen!

  

  

  • How beautiful is the rich red of the 2010 hand-dipped Winter Seasonal Collection from Heath Ceramics? And the lovely tonal values of Snow Dip. Want to wrap my hands around a cup of hot chocolate in one of those mugs.

  • Playing with the shape of an arc but with steel and concrete and a fine red wire the AD 46/10 by Romain Duclos of Rlos Design. Clean modern lines balancing lightweight frame and the solidity of a heavy weight. Love the whimsy of the coloured flex.

  • Hello minimalist lovelies! Elegant, sleek, functional. Fabulous pieces by well-groomed-fox. That has to be the best business name I have heard in ages!
Friday
Oct012010

Covet Garden

There's another new online magazine in town folks! And this one is CANADIAN!! We received an email from Jessica, the art director, who with Lynda Felton (stylist) and Rhonda Riche (writer), decided to create an online mag joining all of the experience they had in the Canadian magazine industry (the likes of Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Flare, Style at Home, Canadian House & Home....). They say Covet Garden is for folks who are curious about real spaces. It's a peek into the homes and lives of some of Toronto's most interesting people - but the kicker is they are spaces that have not been styled by interior decorators. Love that! I grabbed a bunch of photos from their first 2 issues. The first several are of the Leslieville home of teachers Shelley and Brendon and their daughter Clover.

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Friday
Oct012010

Little house big impact

How cute! How clever! How tiny! Stalking and found this Surry Hills, Sydney terrace. From its bright exterior to its Grant Featherston chairs and vivid green floor, I just want to pinch its chubby tiny house cheeks and kiss it. Definitely stealing that splash back idea. Oooooooooh you little cutie!!!! I just wish there were more pictures. Aussie design mags please do a feature before it's sold ;)

Thursday
Sep302010

Reader request - white kitchen appliances

Reader request time. This one comes from Kelly: "I'm looking for inspiring kitchens that feature white appliances. We moved into a home in the suburbs of Chicago and stove in the house was a brand new white stove. When we replaced the refrigerator and dishwasher we also chose the more-economical-than-stainless white. Most inspirational kitchens feature stainless appliances but I would love to see what you come up with. I've only seen three good examples: One featuring the new Martha Stewart cabinets at Home Depot (the "Ox Hill" image in the gallery)...and this image from Canadian House & Home...and this image with white appliances and black cabinets." I was excited to find images of white appliances for Kelly because when I had started thinking about how I wanted to renovate my kitchen, I kept coming back to the idea of white cabinets, countertop and appliances and adding colour simply through a backsplash or accessories. Here are many examples of kitchens with white appliances (including some all-white-kitchen ones) that hopefully will help Kelly figure out what to do.

Domino LoftLife Magazine
Martha Stewart Apartment Therapy
Domino Jeff Andrews
design*sponge Cottage Living
Décormag AT Casa
Apartment Therapy Eric Roth
Canadian House & Home Kitka

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Thursday
Sep302010

McLean Quinlan Architects

"We take a holistic approach to each project and, with sustainability always in mind, we consider the building, landscape, function and interior design and employ careful use of scale, proportion and detail to create houses that delight. We love what we do and particularly projects that offer opportunities for designing finely crafted modern buildings in stunning surroundings ... " and it shows. These buildings have soul, have personality, are exquisite. I'm in love with the work of McLean Quinlan Architects. You too?

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