And because it is then it's time for a holiday reading guide. OK OK I'll fess up that I've been so busy today helping a friend with some art pieces for her new place that I had no time to sort through all the links that came in for WINKS. Perfect excuse to spread the love and introduce some of the blogs I've lurked on lately.
I'd have to say that Los Angeles-based interior designer David Phoenix is a man of many hats. He is a pro at so many styles - traditional, moorish, to contemporary and modern. That takes talent to be able to create such diverse spaces. "Drawing upon both the timeless design traditions of American aristocracy and the laid back luxury of the West Coast, David Phoenix’s projects are inspired by the rich, diverse landscapes of New England and California. As a native Bostonian living in Los Angeles, David Phoenix’s projects meld a dual design perspective resulting in spaces that are both relaxed and elegant for his elite clients." Those elite client include members of the Kennedy family, and Governor Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. I'm smitten with the first kitchen below...so inviting.
What a fabulous way to end the working week with these beautiful shots from Toronto photographer Angus Fergusson. I'll chant the usual mantra about great light, composition, angle, grasp of colour but really it's the photos that do the talking. That old cliche about a picture painting a thousand words .... true.
If minimalism is you're thing then French photographer Jean-Pierre Lemoine has a portfolio that will warm your heart. When you think of minimalism as cold Jean-Pierre's shots make it cool. His photos are clean and crisp at the same time adding that hip French touch. And don't get me started on the light!