... spring on my windowsill
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?
- Olivier Abry from Lyon in France is an "assembler of light". He takes vintage industrial parts and creates beautiful lamps. Minimalist, industrial and recycled. Definitely on my lust list. Wo and Wé Collection. Ships world wide .... oh lordy help me!!! Need, want!
- At Moss NY from 15 September "Make Me" - The emergence of BUTCH-CRAFT in contemporary design. "Through the infusion of a cerebral yet virile narrative applied to rough work crafted in wood, iron, steel, marble, rush, paint, boiled leather, clay, baked agricultural waste, plant-life, gypsum drywall, and blood, sweat and tears."
- From the Outdoorz Gallery loving these Transit chairs by artist Boris Bally. Raw street aesthetic meets wit and wrapped up in recycling. Cool!
- Cute, cute, cute and perfect for the fall. Mini lamp shades/lanterns by Cathrine Kullberg. Ooooh just thought ... even more perfect for christmas ...
- Saving the best to last. Totally in love with Tricia Rose's Rough Linen range of bed linen, cushions and curtains. So rough luxe, so earthy, so beautiful and you would never have to iron your duvet cover again ;)
This last reader's home comes from a longtime reader of DTI, Ypille: "Recently, I've had the pleasure of reuniting with one of my best friends Graes Israel-Kiernan, after 9 years of not seeing each other. Both Graes and I are avid Desire to Inspire readers/subscribers and when I went to her house for a vacation, I just had to photograph it and send the pictures to you ladies.
Graes, her husband Jeff and their 2 young-lings Liam and Sebastian just moved to Wexford, PA, near Pittsburg and was able to acquire this extarordinary mid-century, well crafted 25-year old home. Per Graes, the original owners of this structure was a surgeon and his glass-artist wife who had this house custom-made according to their liking. And with Graes' talent and eye for design, usage of classic and modern furniture and her proletarian approach to life, this house in my view has become the most spectacular of all the houses I've stayed in.
Graes owns a bookstore and loves to garden as well, this is made evident in the theme of design all around her house with the presence of books, bookshelves and plants which are practical yet appealing for homes. Other than repainting the entire interior to Graes' preferred colors, there has been no major remodeling done as of yet and Graes, being the creative and honest designer that she is, pulled this one off and transformed this timeless house and stamped her mark on every room, signifying that this house is now her home!"
This second reader's home is that of Lione Monte, a pattern designer from Brazil. With alot of creativity and personal items, she has made it a cozy and inviting home that I bet she loves spending time in. (P.S. Check out her beautiful print & pattern work on her blog, her online portfolio and this website of the brand (Cantão) that she designs for).
I've got a few reader's home to share with you on this (TGI) Friday. The first is from Jenn Feagans: "I am an aspiring interior designer. I would love to submit pictures of my home if you are interested. I have a humble budget and currently live in the suburbs, but do my best to bring style and personality with a mid-century modern feel. My previous home was a mid-century modern home in the Ridgewood subdivision in St. Louis, Missouri designed by the architect Burton Duenke. It was modeled after the California Contemporary style. We remodeled the kitchen and tried to stay true to the original feel of the home while bringing in contemporary style. Our current home is more traditional, but have tried to incorporate classic mid-century modern style. We have a mixture of designer pieces including George Nelson and Saarinen, and also have newer contemporary. We have a passion for vintage and antique finds that we bring to the mid-century inspired style." (Note: The last 5 photos are from Jenn's previous home, and the rest are from her current one).