Preston Lee is a young Californian interior designer with a big future. Clean modern lines with just enough references to retro and deco. Fun with plenty of ideas to steal, Preston's portfolio may be on the small size but he'll be one to watch. Some great fire place ideas here.
When I was lingering in the photo galleries at Marie Claire Maison I saw that one of the photographers was Vincent Leroux. A quick google and I found Temps Machine a photographers' collective. I love the colours in Vincent"s work as well as the way he composes his photographs. There is a mystery and a wonder in them. There's also a mystery to the site as many of the pages reveal error messages but the photos are still gorgeous.
Ashley emailed looking for some inspiration for a new banister in her home. I dug through my photo stash and thought the following photos of staircases might get her creative juices flowing, and mine too for that matter. (In conversations with Jo about what to do with my new house, she thought I should take down the wall going up the stairs and do something funky to open the stairs up a bit). So Ashley, hope this leads to a fabulous banister (which of course you've got to send us before and after photos of).
Just a quick reminder that Swank Lighting's amazing contest to win this beautiful pair of Barovier & Toso lamps is closing today January 15. What do they say? You've got to be in it to win it. OMG I love these vintage murano glass lamps! Here's the link to the entry page. Winner drawn Friday January 18. While you're there drool over the rest of Doug and Ed's inventory.