It's been a busy day today. After a leisurely breakfast in the Valley and a browse through the markets (where I found a lovely little brass urn for $5) I came home to start work on hand colouring some chair prints for my ..... etsy shop! Yes I'm taking the plunge and opening a shop. Still a week or so away but you'll know when you see the widget. At the moment my fingers are stained with Windsor & Newton watercolours but I'm making progress. Keep you updated.
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.
- Andy sent us a link to the Letterman I a sexy mod letterbox from Radius Design. Cool site, cool products. Check at the flame collection!
- Abby from Style Me Pretty sent a link to her feature on Tara Guerard from Soiree and her tips to adding special details to your big day.
- Felicity has a great new blog Creative Flair Chic and a fab post on Betsey Johnson's pretty pink party.
- The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 54th year as America’s most prestigious antiques show, featuring 75 renowned experts in American, English, European and Asian fine and decorative arts in a fully vetted Show running from January 18-27 at the Seventh Regiment Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue , New York City.
- In from Charlotte Moss
- Liana from Designer Rugs sent us a link to their new range of carpets by fashion designer Georgina Chapman of Vixen. YUM! Might have to do a complete post on these beauties.
- Amy from Immedium sent a link to the cutest book with great illustrations, The Octonauts and the Shade of Sea. CUTE CUTE CUTE!
Ian McLeod and Kerry Johnson are two guys with a fabulous sense of style and a great partnership. Together they form Johnson and McLeod Design Consultants, based in Vancouver. They emphasize clean-lines and comfort, and while their designs are pretty simple, they are timeless in the same breath. I love their portfolio because it's comprised of spaces you would find in an average home, and because their designs are not fussy, I can see myself living in each one of these rooms.
There is a "look" in Australia, one that is instantly recognisable, one that brings a certain name to mind ..... Hermon & Hermon. This iconic Melbourne design mecca has since 1967 been synonymous with natural fibres, stripped back furniture and covetable homewares. Sourced from around the world there is an ethnic vibe but in a natural pared back way. The unusual and the beautiful sit side by side.
Sydney based architects Hayes De La Vega produce wonderful modern buildings and interiors but the past is strongly referenced as well. Detail to attention and consideration of the site and it's environment are paramount. I love the organic feel of some of their work as well as the slick modern nature of other interiors. I particularly love the teak draining floor of the last bathroom and the view afforded by the alfresco bath.