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.
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!
An email was sitting in my box this week from photographer Brian Park. Brian has always been generous with keeping us up to date with his work. Glad he does because Brian has a new website featuring shots for the book Restoring a House in the City by former House and Garden editor Ingrid Abramovitch. After devouring them online I'm off to order the book. Yum! Can't wait to turn the pages. Brian's work is stunning. You can see our previous posts here and here.