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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?

  • Junk Delux - "the traditional junk shop for the disenchanted youth of the 21st Century, who are sick of the multi-national corporation". Benjamin Scott rules over this retro furniture shop based in Margate, Kent, which focuses on affordable modern design. Junk Deluxe specialises in British mid 20th century furniture, but also carries a good stock of Danish, Belgian, German and Dutch design. It looks so much fun. Imagine rummaging through the piles of junk to unearth that treasure. Heaven!

  • mc&co is a retail shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Founded in 2006 by Corinne Gilbert and Dan McCarthy, their website is now up and running and I've had to restrain myself from licking the computer screen. Their stock is just so delicious. Limited edition runs of unique objects, handmade, artisan and gorgeous!

  • Original 1920s prismatic lighting salvaged from Cornish churches, industrial factory lights from the former Eastern Bloc and reclaimed lighting from the Victorian hospitals of South East England – these, and much more, all feature in the eclectic and ever changing collection from exciting new lighting brand Skinflint. OMG, OMG if reclaimed, vintage or industrial tick the boxes for you then this is a dangerous site, especially since they ship worldwide.

  • Modern lumberjack. Handhewn from reclaimed wood and steel (often from construction sites, old barns or in some delicious cases...whisky casks!), the new Broen collection from Varian Designs bridges the gap between manmade and naturemade. As their website says, "Architecturally inspired. Environmentally conscious. Tradition meets innovation."

  • I know I'm going to regret this but I wanted to give a shout out to one of Brisbane's best secret sources on eBay. I've been a follower of Katherine from The Oldboathouse for awhile now and have found and won some fabulous pieces. Now Katherine not only has a stall at the Gabba antique centre but a blog where she highlights her finds before they hit eBay or her stall. Insider trading ... nothing wrong with that. I know some of Brisbane's best known decorators and savvy home owners are among Katherine's clients. Like all things it takes patience but every so often you find your treasure at a really great price. OK I'm regretting telling you already.


Yessssssss it's Friday!

It's been a long week, and today is a day off for me from the day job, as is every Friday until after Labour Day. And that folks, is my summer holiday. Anyway, I thought I'd share this gorgeous 4 story Georgian home (with summer house out back) in London with you, because I could really use a weekend at a place like this right about now (I'd be quite happy with the little summer house).


The bold and the beautiful

Hang on that should read bold, beautiful, colourful, livable, bursting with personality and downright fabulous. These are Digs by Katie, Katie Leede that is. I've chosen to highlight just one home by this über talented interior designer, a Venice Canals contemporary but promise me you won't miss her diverse portfolio. You're in for a treat.


Caitlin Moran

San Franciscan Caitlin Moran is an interior designer who "balances a certain timeless grace with an unquestionably modern sensibility". I love classic shapes mixed with modern colours and patterns. It's such an eye-catching melange that is so pleasing to the eye. And might I add that she was once employed by design legend Vicente Wolf. Yes, Caitlin Moran has it going on. (Do I ever need that closet in a bad way).


Katie Sellers

A great eye, loads of experience and I'm sure an address book full of secret sources. It takes a lot to be an interior stylist. You can't just hang up your shingle. It takes talent and an inherent feel for what is now or more importantly what is next. Katie Seller is a fabulous interior stylist! Interiors, still life and houses, you'll find so much inspiration in her portfolio.