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... put in an offer on a house today. Now the fun begins.

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?

  • Remember these lovely wooden hooks from this post? They're The Dots by Tveit & Tornøe. Five tactile oversized knobs. (Did I actually write that?) Just gorgeous.

  • "Create beauty, respect the planet." Wearing eco aware credentials Environment Furniture is hot! Beautiful quirky and environmentally aware furniture and accessories. Need that denim sofa!

  • The clock I can't see by sonodesign. Designed by a colour-blind designer, this clock is based on colour-blindness test wheels. Take a closer look. See numbers hidden in amongst the spots? Well I hope you can.

  • Story Mann - builder, furniture designer. He has an eye for the beauty in the simple and functional and the talent to translate this understanding into inspirational furniture. Simply stunning!

  • From wood to now plastic. The Mi chair designed by Giovanni Pagnotta. Available in ultra white, orange glo, dark graphite and hyper green, it is made of 100% recyclable thermoplastic polymer. It's liquid lines strangely entice me to stroke it.



I recently heard about colorTHEORY, a residential and commercial interior styling company servicing the Boston area. Interior designers Brad Dufton and Benjamin Scott provide clients their expertise with color consultations, skilled painting, hanging wallpaper and selecting home furnishings. They are bold with colour and wallpaper patterns and I love that. I also love that they emphasize architectural details (ie. gorgeous moldings) using daring, stand-out colours that are so much more interesting than white.


Tom Evangelidis

An eye for beauty? A passion for architecture? A goddamn great talent. Australian photographer Tom Evangelidis has gone from fashion shoots to interior design spreads. Love his use of light, his appreciation of colour. Check out his Hermitage project when you're on his website. Photographer as painter. Love it.


not again

It's 8:30 pm on Wednesday (I get my posts ready the night before it's published) and about an hour ago a vet was here putting down one of my other strays. This time it was Oscar, the first stray that showed up when I moved into this house. He's been a regular on my porch for almost 2 years. He was a rough and tough little guy and would never have made a very good pet but he always wanted lovin' from me and would follow me home if I found him out gallivanting down the next street.

So unfortunately I do not have the energy nor the desire to come up with a post about interiors right now. Jo and I are sticklers about posting every day no matter what is going on with us but this is the second stray cat in a week that I've had to do this to (see end of this post) and I'm a wreck. There's one more stray left (3 others disappeared and rumour has it they were taken to the Humane Society - which may I add does not have a no-kill policy) and she has an appointment tomorrow. I am soooo dreading the results of this one.

***Friends of Abandoned Pets, a local rescue organization, has been instrumental in helping me get vet care (and food) for my strays and I am so grateful for all that they've done. If you'd like to make a donation to help them care for the many cats and dogs they have in foster care right now (they are beyond capacity, and cannot foster any more animals) please visit their website. Thank you.



Reader's home

Hi Jo!

Just a fan letter from Seattle! I'm finally settled into a family remodel/rebuild two years in the making and DTI was my partner every step of the way. I read through the entire archive and clipped I can't even count how many images for my contractor.

We're happy as can be here and this week's theme reminded me that I hadn't sent "after" pictures with a proper thank-you to you and Kim for all your hard work with the site.

It's wonderful!


Annie in Seattle

Hi Annie!

Not talking to you. Insanely jealous. Fabulous house, fabulous propaganda poster collection, fabulous view. Want to say thank you for sharing but I'm still speechless from your photos. DTI helped do this? Blushing but still not talking to you because I am so jealous :)

Your house is wonderful!


Jo in Brisbane