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Saturday
Jul102010

WINKS

... latest vintage finds

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'll take one of everything from The Country Trader. An Australian icon. Ever have that fantasy where you hide in a shop until after hours when you re-appear and pretend you live there? Welcome to my new home! 

  • Want to make headlines? Lori Weitzner's innovative Newsworthy takes recycled newspapers to a new level of luxury. This distinctive design is woven on a handloom from strips of newsprint.

  • Combining the elegant simplicity of Japanese tradition and contemporary design these beautiful granite pieces are from Stone Forest's Garden Collection. Smooth with the rough. Love the benches. Magnificent monoliths for your garden. Just make sure you put them in exactly the right spot first time :P

  • My mind is racing with ideas on how to use Canadian artist Olga Oreshyna's wooden block panels. Rough luxe fantasies.

  • I'm channelling my inner tikki lounge bar fly here. Craving for warmer months makes me daydream of poolside cabanas, vintage surfboards, a well stocked cane bar, fans slowly spinning and these fab and fun upcycled retro chairs by local company Social Fabric Designs.  Based on the Sunshine Coast these would be perfect for a beachside getaway.
Friday
Jul092010

TGIF!

My fiancé and I spent the evening at my parent's place getting the trailer put into place in the back corner of their acre property. (For trailer details check out her blog posts here). It looks TOTALLY adorable and is coming along quite nicely, especially after a coat of paint from my twin sister, and now that it's off the driveway. My mom wants to have a little deck/stairs built out front of it and do some planting around it. I am hoping we can at least spruce the outside up a bit in the next 2 weeks before the wedding so we can get some photos in front of it. :) That all being said (perhaps I'm rambling because we're in day 4 or 5 of a ridiculous heat wave here and I'm lacking sleep) I didn't have much time for blog stuff so I figured I'd just slap up some more photos from the lovely www.micasarevista.com. The first bunch are of a cool renovated apartment that is just the right amount of funky (hello brown leather chesterfield!) and vintage and comfy furnishings. The last 2 (after the jump) are of a gorgeous dining space (I love benches for seating at a dining table).

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Friday
Jul092010

It's all black or white ... stark stalking 

Sometimes it's either black or white. You either like it or you don't. It's either hard and cold and impersonal or it's clean and slick and modern. It's monumental or monstrosity. Sometimes it's also just a little grey. Although I couldn't move in and be truly happy there  are elements of this Melbourne home that I really like. The gardens, the concrete floors, the art, the space. Then the little voice in my head goes"nooooo ... not for me". Does it tick the boxes for you or do you want to close the door on it? I've been real estate stalking again. The link is here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Jul082010

Reader request - stair runners

This reader request comes from Melinda: "My partner and I are renovating our 130 year old semi in Sydney, he wants carpet on the stairs (because apparently I 'clunk'... which to be perfectly honest I do) and I want to stain the original timber. I'm thinking a stair runner may be the perfect compromise. I would be very much appreciative if you could dig into your amazing picture resources for stair runners." Here are some photos of inspirational stair runners for you Melinda, the first being my absolute favourite EVAH. (A bunch more are after the jump).

Bill Kingston

Frank Roop Amanda Martocchio
Lucyina Moodie Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
Country Living Kwinter & Company
House Beautiful New York Spaces Magazine
Living Etc. Steven Gambrel
House & Home Design*Sponge

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Thursday
Jul082010

Dream space

Welcome to the oh so chic showroom and offices of Julia Buckingham Edelmann of Buckingham ID in Chicago. When Julia sent over photos recently I was green with envy. Never mind working here I'd move in and call it home. I love the stark white industrial meets sophisticated urban living vibe. Please interior design gods grant me that chandelier, the sculptures, the lucite chairs, Julia's office and the conference table and chairs. Congratulations on a fabulous space Julia!

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