Posted on Sat, 20 Mar 2010 by midcenturyjo

… drinking coffee reading magazines

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?

  • Ecostasy – handcrafted beauty, inspired design, high quality, natural and renewable, productive conservation, social preservation, accessibility, contextualization and collaboration. Buzz words or beliefs? Katherine Ponte, founder of Ecostasy believes we can all make a difference. You’ll see what she means when you visit the website. Beautiful homewares, accessories and children’s clothing. Earthy and tactile.

  • Meet Pierre & Charlotte. Transplanted from Paris to Melbourne they design the most gorgeous contemporary furniture and lighting. Earthy and modern, beautifully crafted and finished. I have lusted after the Big Tree Light for some time now.

  • Discarded books have never looked so fabulous. Individual and handmade from discarded hardbacks each piece is a unique exploration of colour and traditional bookbinding techniques. As much a piece of art as a functional screen. By Samantha Parsons and Studio Sam.

  • I want to run my hands all over this schnapps flask and glasses by Fenke Gabriel-Schwan. Made from dyed porcelain with a transparent glaze and the most tactile of squirrel imprints. (Deer available as well.) Head to her Etsy shop fnk for more loveliness.

  • Zuster, Dutch for sister and Australian for stunning contemporary furniture design. Four sisters based in Melbourne and a company that has become known for beautifully crafted furniture. Simple clean lines, unadorned and of the highest quality. Every order is a unique and special project. Head online for more.

LC Whittle says:

Just a comment:

I went to look at Ecostacy, and really love the designs. I began to place an order for two items, and ended up deleting the order —- the shipping and handling was more than the cost of the products. I am very disappointed.

Thank you very much for your comments on We greatly appreciate any and all feedback as we recently launched. To clarify on the shipping comments posted earlier, we strive to offer secure, economical and practical shipping to our customers. We welcome all orders including outside the United States. If you would like to ship outside of the United States or have any questions, please email us at, and we will respond promptly to provide the most practical fulfillment option. On LC Whittle’s posting, a higher shipping rate resulted from combining multiple items of highly varied dimensions at checkout. As FedEx calculates shipping based on a combination of volume and weight, in certain limited circumstances, shipping items of highly varied dimensions together may result in a higher shipping cost than shipping them individually. To provide our customers with the most efficient shipping option when purchasing multiple items, we will advise our customers if shipping individually will be more economical and adjust the shipping price accordingly. We are working to make this an automatic feature of our checkout process. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we make these adjustments. Please do email us with any questions or comments. We greatly value and appreciate your feedback, visits and interest. Thank you for taking the time to visit

Wally says:

The book wall is just fantastic. I wonder if I could make one myself… I have some holidays coming up – maybe I should give it a go.

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