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Retro baby! Yah!

As the sun slowly sets over this last chapter of The Apartment Book, by the editors of Apartment Life magazine, Meredith Corporation, 1980 we bid farewell to perms and platforms, chunky sofas and chunky food props. The 70s are slowly morphing into the 80s and if we didn't know better we'd be predicting back in the day the final domination of the planet by house plants. Oh how I love this first picture. A market garden in old tins (including if you look closely Pepsi). I'm speechless as to why and you'd be too if you realised that out of "shot" (or scan in this case ... it couldn't all fit on the scanner bed) is a bedroom. A market garden in recycled cans bedroom. Only in the 70s!



Flickr finds - rocking chair



 .... packing Kim's next thrifted box. Just have to post it now!

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?


  • Loving these pendant lights in iridescent blown glass (white or clear), each with a blue feeder cord. Actually loving more than just one. I'll take that room too! The Bolla at Gineico.



  • Modern eco-friendly furniture designed and made in Atlanta Georgia. Joe Manus calls it dirty, sexy, clever and dark. He named it Shiner (as in black eye). I call it stylish.


  • It's about snuggling up on the couch with a gorgeous pillow, using the good napkins everyday, having a pretty tea towel hanging in the oven door. It's about Pony Rider.




  • Futé, it's French for smart, sharp, clever. Stunning contemporary lifestyle furniture. Summer lounging, drinks by the pool, hot furniture for a hot summer. 


  • Just a taste of the magic that awaits you at Resign, a  collective of young designers based in Faenza (Italy) whose work is steeped in the symbolic value of objects. Wonderful pieces!

Ty Cole

On Saturday Jo WINKed photographer Ty Cole's online gallery and today I'd like to showcase some of his architectural and interior photography. His photos are sharp and bright and he frames interesting elements so perfectly. (And I had to include that last photo - I am going to dream about those rough timber floors tonight...)



Mark Eden Schooley

Can I describe photographs as clean and minimal? Refreshingly simple but cleverly composed. Spare elegant spaces captured in an instant. Messages cleverly conveyed through a lens. This room is graceful, that design is effortless, unforced and natural. All these thoughts tumble through my mind as I view photographer Mark Eden Schooley's work. Honest and beautiful. Real and remarkable. P.S. Has green ever been so beautiful?