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(***Those wondering where Monday's pet post is will have to wait until next week. My vacation sadly ends today and I'll be spending the day on airplanes, but I had this 'regular' post ready in my absence.)

Design firm workshop/apd is based in New York City and Nantucket, Massachusetts specializing in high-end residential renovations, new home construction and commercial development with an emphasis on sustainability. "Our approach to design looks beyond the singularity found within current architectural trends and takes advantage of the multiple perspectives that make up our society. This allows for a more intriguing and less predictable relationship between design and its context. Conventional boundaries between adjacent spaces are often transgressed, allowing activities to transition naturally across fluid thresholds. This results in performative spaces that collapse the form of function into the function of form." Their portfolio includes modern, contemporary and downright funky, ecelctic spaces. I had a hard time picking out my favourites, but this about sums it up:





The early 70s what a wonderful time for interior design! I'd love to say that that's a photo of me above but my room back then was nowhere near as groovy. I must be getting old though because I need to turn the volume down on the colours on most of these. Thoughts please on the built in tiled toilet and Mr Super Smooth. Today's scans from Golden Homemakers 100 Ideas to Beautify Your Home, Gudenian Rockail & Mayer, Marshall Cavendish, London, 1972.


Flickr finds - Eames lounge chair



...latest thrift shop find

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?

  • I love these. The Foradacaixa hand crank music boxes with their beautifully illustrated package and the unique tunes. Are You Lonesome Tonight,  La Vie En Rose, My Way, Valser D'Amelie. By Sílvia Silva and Sandra Gouveia of Loja de estar. Too cute and beautifully old school!



  • Saffron Marigold - bedding and linen hand printed, one magnificent inch at a time, using the traditional craft of wood block printing. Artisan made in India they are perfect for a soft feminine and floaty look this summer. My favourites? The shower curtains are so pretty!

  • The Bali faucet by GRAFF. Take a pump handle design from the 1800s and update it to modern day tapware. Look at that olive bronze finish. So earthy, so tactile.

  • Graphic love! Coordinate posters by Caroline Silfverling of I Love Design. She can customise too! Here. Stylish and just a little retro. Love her other posters. View more work on her blog.

I'd coverting this hallway with it's wide aged wood plank floor, the wonderful blue walls and especially that bench. Talk about yum! The Eastward bench (and the chair for that matter) by Thos. Moser is on my lust list. With it's references to the past it would look just as cool in a minimalist modern interior. Just want to rub furniture oil into it over and over .... oh pardon me too much information!


David Meredith

While I'm sitting by the pool enjoying yet another sangria, how about a little non-alcoholic enjoyment for all of you in the form of the photography of the talented David Meredith.