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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?



  • Love suzannis and all things ikat? Vintage textiles from Afghanistan and Uzbekistan give you goose bumps? Live in Australia and don't know where to get your fix? Try Table Tonic. Louise Bell caters for textile junkies and armchair travellers. I'm waiting for the Moroccan wedding Blankets to come in! Oh and she has a gorgeous blog here.

  • More Australia textile goodness. AURA by Tracie Ellis luxury fabrics, fabulous designs. Be bold in bed. Sleep is too long. Life is too short. Texture pattern colour!



  • Barcelona beauties. Love these modern wallpapers by Tres Tintas. Fresh, original, fun and fab.Designers and artists collaborated to create collections based on urban art to women's fashion.

  • Blog love time. I'm hooked on yellowtrace. Design, interviews, lots of gorgeous pictures and inspiration from Sydney interior designer Dana. Go raid the archives and find out why it's called yellowtrace.

Cure for the blahs

I think those of us dealing with the winter blahs could use a bit of colour for a pick-me-up. (I got my fair share in Mexico but I feel for those of you not able to travel south this winter). A shocking dose of pink oughtta help, care of some photos by Wilfried Overwater (via Taverne Agency).


Donna Talley


Photo stylist and story producer. Great job title isn't it. Donna Talley is just that. Her look is classically tailored and yet relaxed, feminine, natural with just a hint of European, hopsack and linen, scrubbed timber and Biedermeier. It's ironstone and baskets, fresh flowers and glass bottles, antique silverware and sun bleached colours. It's easy and elegant and soft. And it's lovely.





Flea market style

Whenever I see "flea market" on the cover of a book or magazine I instantly become giddy like a school girl. Jo and I are HUGE suckers for flea markets and thrift shops so when our stylist/photographer friend Matthew Mead (whom we've featured a zillion times) emailed us about a new magazine called Flea Market Style he and his thrifting pal Ki Nassauer put together, we were stoked to get our hands on it. It arrived while I was on holidays and what a treat to come home to. I devoured it the first chance I got and I love it. Anyone with a passion for thrifting should run to their nearest bookstore and snag a copy. Anyone with a passion for crafting and turning ordinary flea market junk into beautiful and handy objects for around the house should do the same. The ideas are SO fun and creative - like turning a side table into a dog bed, 8 ways to decorate with your fav dishes and a bunch of uses for vintage funnels (who knew?) and your granny's old lace. There are some really gorgeous spreads - one of a 1933 country-modern decorated farmhouse, a girly playhouse, a beachy garden shed, a stable given a 1950s retro facelift and more. I snapped a few shots of some of my favourite photos from the mag (90% of which were shot by Matthew himself) to give you all a bit of a sneak peak. Check out the blog set up for the magazine for more info. (Thanks Matthew!)


More from Mexico

I had such a blast in Mexico that I thought I'd share some more photos that I took. These are again from some of the shops (plus a couple extras) in the town of Sayulita. I was so in love with all the ethnic/global/wordly items that I was devastated knowing I had only part of a suitcase to fill instead of a shipping container.