What a great day thrifting! Found this fabulous 70's lamp. It needs rewiring and the shade is definitely in need of total body cosmetic surgery but it will be perfect for my living room make over. That's the fabulous fabric I mentioned in last week's WINKS. It's by metremade and just arrived. I had plans to use it on another two lampshades but it must be fate that I found this lamp. Perhaps I'll just use it as a trim on a crisp white shade. I definitely love Saturdays!
Fabulous idea to steal from Choosing and Decorating Your First Home. Australian Women's Weekly. Consolidated Press, Sydney. No date but definitely 80s by the other images in the book. (Image scanned.) Plain roller blinds free hand machine embroidered. I can imagine these as panels as well. See not everything from the 80s was horrendous .... except that hat and big perms and shoulder pads and ......
WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we think you'll like 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.
- Bronwyn missed our blog roll cutoff but don't miss her great blog Smoke and Ochre full of decor, design inspiration, art and fashion from Johannesburg. Great eye candy!
- Sarah has just started a new blog Bungalow in Bloom. She says it's a little bare but we see great potential. Welcome to the blogopshere Sarah!
- Jung Lee aka Max sent us a link to a contest he is running on his site bedzine. Top commenter for the month wins a memory foam bed in a box.
- Melissa who clued us in to Kitchen + Bath Business a few weeks ago emailed to let us know about their new blog K+BB green which may prove a good source for green kitchen and bathroom design.
- Susan Serra kitchen designer and blogger sent us this release, "This innovative cabinetry, via The Kitchen Designer is carried by Susan Serra, CKD, blog author and Certified Kitchen Designer and produced by Draper DBS in Pennsylvania. The philosophy of Draper DBS is to gleefully produce whatever is in the imagination of their authorized resellers, their network of fantastic designers of cabinetry. Draper DBS likes to create fantasy out of real wood."
- Kirsty from Melbourne sent me a link to her favourite Swedish blog Roomservice. I love it too Kirsty!
Jed Johnson Associates is a highly recognized interior design firm who's work has been published in countless design magazines and books. Their portfolio is stunning, and includes mostly traditional designs with impeccable attention to detail. I love how artwork plays an important role in their designs. (It seems designer Mark Cutler fancies their work as well).