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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?


  • New pieces from artisan woodworker Caleb Woodard. We've drooled over his pieces before but Caleb has taken his work to a whole new level.  Stunning. These pieces are calling out to me and if I wasn't on the other side of the world I wouldn't be able to resist.  It's all about the wood ... and Caleb's amazing talent.


  • Lights, camera, action! The FOTO lamp echoes from those used in photography and& filming. Imagine shining a spotlight on a group of chairs, a painting or a statement piece. I'm ready for my close-up Mr DeMille.



  • Swedish furniture. Chinese furniture. Swedish artist, architect and furniture designer Olle Larsson has combined the two through a ten year design journey. Sensuous yet simple. Sexy smooth with rugged stringing. I just want to run my hands over the silky ten coat lacquer finish and what can I say about that red. OMG! 


  • Aunt Bucky. Seriously cool baby bedding by sisters, Rebecca & Whitney Wyatt. Vintage vibe, midcentury madness and colour, pattern and more colour. The only thing cooler than the bedding is the sale that's on till December 31. Shop here.

  • Natural Selections, a group of new and past work by Los Angeles based designer/maker, Tanya Aguiñiga at Fifth Floor Gallery. Furniture and objects, inspired by nature and for the holiday season flocks of adorable porcelain headed birds.

P.S. Almost forgot. Check out our holiday gift suggestions over at Martha Stewart.


Erin Swift

Prop stylist Erin Swift specializes in still lifes, interiors and food, and has worked at magazines such as Gourmet, O at Home and Elegant Bride. Of course I'll be featuring some of her interior styling here, with some really cute Christmas-styled spaces for those looking for decorating ideas.


Dear Mr Bank Manager ...

... it's me again. I wrote to you in 2007 about an apartment I wanted to buy. You couldn't help me then but I've heard that it is back on the market again. It's been redecorated and beautifully appointed and it's just gorgeous and its owner Karen emailed to let me know that if you say yes it could be mine (or some other incredibly lucky person). Here's what Karen had to say. "Craigston was built in 1927 and this apartment takes up the whole top floor of the building. This was one of the first high rise buildings in Brisbane and was built as a residence for doctors as it is part of the medical precinct in Brisbane. The floors are crow's ash which is a now rare rainforest wood. I know this will be surprising but I live in this five bedroom apartment alone! I'm spoiled for space but that's a good thing because there's room to indulge my passion for collecting antiques." Please Mr Bank Manager! Please!

P.S. If your bank manager says yes you can contact Karen here.




John Douglas Eason

New York interior designer John Douglas Eason is a master at creating dramatic contemporary spaces with lush fabrics and many hints of black (yummy). He pays very close attention to detail and creates a perfect balance between style, texture, colour, proportion and function.



J. Morgan Puett

Happy Thanksgiving to our readers in the States and Happy Thursday to everyone else! Today I'm giving thanks for the American creative spirit. Conceptual installation artist J. Morgan Puett began her career in fashion design (and garnered acclaim for her art installation meets retail concept stores) until in 1997 she created the artists' colony Mildred’s Lane. Decay and chaos blend seamlessly with beauty and considered collections. Referencing the past it is a living working art installation. (Images from J. Morgan Puett and The New York Times.)