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More retrolicious retro

Wasn't this picture just in a Swedish interiors magazine? Isn't that the hottest indie fabric on Etsy? Or was it in the last IKEA catalogue? Of course not. It's from this week's retro design book. (Golden Homemakers 100 Ideas to Beautify Your Home, Gudenian Rockail & Mayer, Marshall Cavendish, London, 1972.) So much to love in today's offerings ... and SO much to hate. That bathroom for one. Am I the only one to think the young girl below looks like the angelic psycho child from a bad blood curdling slasher horror film? Perhaps "Revenge of the Interior Designer's Children Part II"? They're coming to get you!!!






Flickr finds - ikat



.... but are they 70s or 80s?

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.