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Lucinda Symmons

Moody blues, brightest lightest white, gradual greys, colour full vibrant colour. UK photographer Lucinda Symons sees a room through her lens and finds the meaning. A shutter snaps closed and there you have it, the inspiration, the look. The images are simple yet tell it all. Favourite? The moody room above.


Flickr finds - trays



... kitty doily for Kim. Kitsch and cute!

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?

  • Be still my beating heart! So beautiful, so vibrant. New and exclusive to Designer Rugs is the Easton Pearson collection. Brisbane-based and internationally renowned fashion designers Lydia Pearson and Pamela Easton have brought their passion for textiles and design to a new medium, these gorgeous rugs.

  • I know I know! Christmas ideas already? I loved Aaron R Thomas' lucite christmas tree when I saw it a couple of years ago and OMG I schemed and schemed to get one just like it. Well it's available here. Problem solved!

  • Fusing art and design is Rome-based lighting brand In-es.artdesign. Think industrial designer meets traditional artisan producing stunning statement pieces. It's like moon gazing.

  • Caviar20 - specializing in unique 20th century furniture, art & objects. Delicious little morsels. Here are my favourites.

  • Don't you just love the colours of the Breakfast range by Brissi! Storm grey, white and taupe. I'm already planning boiled eggs and toast soldiers and big mugs of tea, crisp linen napkins, newspapers and a sunny spot.

  • OK couldn't resist. I'm ending with more christmas goodies. Lovely handmade doves by Kylie for paper boat press. Oh and Kylie will be at the Finders Keepers Market next weekend at the Old Museum here in Brisbane. Maybe I'll see you there. Too much fabulousless from new designers and artists. (Sydney to come soon.) Details here.


Bedroom vanities

We recently received an email from Natasha with the following request: "I'm just wondering if you can do a post on bedroom vanities for some inspiration - preferably ones with a mirror (not necessarily attached). I love the antique + glamorous style but I also love simple, steamlined, and functional. Some of the main colours in my room right now are ivory, silver, and antique gold." My personal favourite for bedroom vanities are small mirrored desks/tables for some sparkle and glam with a vintage mirror from the 40s hanging above. I did seem to have a hard time finding vanity photos in my stash - I guess they aren't as popular as they used to be. And the ones I did find seem to be on the sort of french/country side and almost completely absent from more modern bedrooms. But below is a selection I did find - hope this inspires you Natasha.

UdomHomes & Gardens
Tori GolubLiving Etc.
Atlanta Homes & LifestylesCountry Home
Katie Sellerscar möbel

Sköna hemLucyina Moodie

Kate Hume

Oak Management

Lucyina Moodie

Zownir Locations

Graham and Green
Traditional Home

Max von Eicken

Living Etc.

Living Etc.

The following is a creative idea for a vanity. Take an old metal desk (imagine the black glass in the photo is where the chair pulls up), sand off the old paint down to the metal, and add a funky mid-century chair or an antique boudoir stool, hang an ornate mirror above and you've got the funkiest vanity around.

Kishani Perera



Check out this fab work place. mono is a Minneapolis based company that believes in the power of simplicity, putting it to work to create innovative communications for clients that include Herman Miller, Apple, Blu Dot and the Harvard Business School. I didn't write that ... I got it from their website :) but you know what? If their work space is a representation of who they are and what they do and how they do it then this company is way cool. See more of where they are "forced" to come to work each day here. Thanks T.scott!