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It was one of those weekends where I didn't actually get much blog work done. Hence no WINKS but I just had to share these two juicy tidbits that came in.

  • Ed from SwankLighting sent us this exciting email. "To celebrate the opening of our boutique showroom at Debris Antiques in Dallas, the launch of our web site and our eBay store … we are giving away this beautiful pair of Barovier & Toso lamps from our collection. They’re priced at $3,400, but if you’re the lucky winner they’ll be yours for free!Just fill out the simple registration form and your name is automatically entered to win. The cut off date for registration eligibility is January 15, 2008. The drawing will be held at Debris Antiques in Dallas on Friday January 18, 2008." Head here for all the details. Those gorgeous babies would look so cool in my place! (Oh and the guys are blogging now too.)

  • And of course this ...."Hi, this is Mary Mulcahy and I'm so happy to finally announce that we are going to be up and running our retail online shop - hopefully within the next week! It will feature our new collection and all orders will receive a free catalog. Thanks again for you kind support. Best, Mary M, Les Indiennes, Designer." Have you been to the website recently? It's been updated with the most beautiful fabrics and wallpaper and the most gorgeously styled photos. A must see.


Saturday thrift finds

For the first time in a long time, I went thrifting yesterday. Now that I have sold my house and bought another, things have calmed down and I have a bit of spare time before the packing nightmare begins. (I don't want to say anything else about the house because it's in my lawyer's hands right now and I don't want to jinx it, but as soon as it's a done deal I will post some photos). I ended up going a little nuts at my favourite thrift shop. It's about an hour away in a small town west of the city, and it proved to be worth the drive. And luckily, I had my parent's SUV to fill. Since I am moving, there will unfortunately be no photos of these in their new homes anytime soon. I am just going to have to pack these up for the time being. And there are a couple other things I bought but they are for my niece for Christmas and my sister doesn't want to see them early. If you click on each photo it will take you to the photo on Flickr where I've included descriptions.

UPDATE: We went to yet another of my favourite thrift stores this afternoon. Bought more junk. Must stop going thrifting. Very dangerous. I am broke. See Flickr for details, again.


Flickr finds - craft rooms



An interesting object is the door. Practical and symbolic. Entry and exit. External, internal, barrier and welcoming. Private and public, open and shut but always a rite of passage. Today I asked my husband to leave. Doors.

Tria GiovanMel Yates
Michael MundyAlexandra Rowley
Steven RandazzoThomas Loof
bodron+fruitDavid Hicks
Aidlin DarlingMeg Braff
Annie SchlecterAimee Herring


MLK Studio

Los Angeles-based MLK Studio, created by Meg Joannides, specializes in high-end residential and commercial interior design. Her style is modern and minimal, with not much fussiness in details. Lots of neutral colours are used throughout her spaces. This works because the furnishings are so beautiful you wouldn't want to distract from them. I adore the glittery bathroom above and the white chair in the first photo below.