Posted on Sat, 18 Apr 2009 by KiM


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?


Rob emailed – he’s a partner in a Vancouver and New York based non-toxic painting and design company called Strong River. Their focus is currently more on the paint but their design portfolio is slowly growing. Strong River’s design applications include plaster work, hand-printed wallpapers, mouldings and reclaimed hardwood. Can’t wait to see more of their designs!

Transit Authority Figures – home of the “fake” subway maps. “The posters are definitely meant to inspire. Yes – this is art, but its also about promoting a healthier, greener way of living. Perhaps if everyone saw how convenient (and beautiful) local transportation is, they would build it – or at least use it more.” They’ve got 5 designs with a dozen more in the works. I really REALLY like these. Would look amazing over a teak credenza, or above a landing strip.

Bespoke Press has 2 new letterpressed limited edition prints in their shop, featuring a study of antique chairs. The first print is available in charcoal, dark olive green and canary yellow, and the second print is available in charcoal, dark olive green and magenta. Since I have a bit of a chair obsession, I’m smitten.

“You may have heard of re:place, a New York firm specializing in contemporary sustainable design, family homes and nurseries, as they most recently completed Leonardo DiCaprio’s green downtown bachelor pad and Charlie Sheen’s LA nursery. Since Amanda Moore started her firm in 2001, she and her team have been using a unique holistic design approach to transform a variety of residential and commercial spaces in New York and beyond. Amanda is making her firm’s services available in a special package for people who begin a project in April or May. They can take advantage of re:place’s new re:visions service, a thorough design consultation that is surprisingly affordable, or they can receive 10% off of a new project for an entire room or home.” These photos of her designs are spectacular!

Becky and her boyfriend Barny recently opened a vintage furniture shop in North London called The Peanut Vendor. They’re about 5 months old now and have just launched their online shop. If you sign up to their mailing list, they’ll send out pictures and info of new pieces every two weeks after their trips to antiques fairs. Amazing finds for all you retro fans (including me) out there!


Caroline says:

Definitely a post filled with great info. I love the subway posters. I featured them in my previous blog 🙂

Phoebe is the sweetest!! 😀

Lauren says:

Phoebe is too cute : )

Sheer fabulosity!
Love that yellow chair.

The chair prints are gorgeous!

maison21 says:

richard says meow to pheobe!

this last company sounds great (love the mugs and you can’t beat the commitment to ethically fair trade). i also really want the vintage chair print!

Love them all- but esp the nursery!

hi kim, your cat looks so sweet! such round eyes.. haha.. makes her look so innocent (a look which all cats do very well…).

may i ask what kind of cat she is? i’m really curious:)

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