Posted on Sat, 22 May 2010 by midcenturyjo

… just sitting on my coffee table

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? Everything from the over the top and luxurious to the simplest of crafty carry cases.

  • The Society Inc. ‘s Sibella Court has a new chalkboard paint range for Murobond Paints. Beautiful rich colours – black, blue, white, green, red and orange. So lush, so fun.

  • In Florence dreams are fashioned by artisan craftsman. Savio Firmino creates luxurious and at times over the top (no never over the top) furniture collections. Glamour and decadence, dreams and indulgence. Soaking in a tub with a vanity to primp and preen? If only!

  • Kim featured a video by Roberto Dutesco on her own page earlier this week. When his wife Fabiana Mortari emailed us I was captured by his photography of wild horses. Truly beautiful and incredibly powerful. And available for purchase. I’m dreaming of one over an aged wooden console. Simple but stunning.

  • Hide couture – amazing works of art for your floor by Kyle Bunting. The colours, the textures, the patterns. OMG I want to run my toes through these. But there is more! If these rugs have your heart pitter pattering then there are couture chairs and the richest coloured hide ottomans you could ever imagine. I know that some readers don’t like hide but I also know there are readers who swoon at the thought. If you love then go

  • I’ve been jumping through the pages of online outdoors specialist Home Infatuation. Thanks to publicist Erica I’ve been dreaming of summer fun from the simplest of plastic mats to stylish planters, cool loungers and the wild pop of lime green screens. Something for all tastes.

  • We’ve featured Parlor Textiles on WINKS before but when Angela emailed to let us know that Parlor Textiles is now selling pillows in addition to fabric yardage it was a good excuse to showcase their pretty patterns and colourways again. Initially they are offering seven styles, all in eco-friendly hemp/certified organic cotton and made in the USA. Angela tempted me with the news that they ship to Australia. Hmm… I might just have to change out my pillows… again!

  • And now for the simple, the bright, the fun, the crafty. Judy (of Kim’s recent reader’s request post) emailed back with thanks and a link to her cute decorated vintage cases. Kim loves this so much she thinking she might make it her own. Good luck with the auction Judy!

Tonia says:

I don’t know how you do it, finding such fabulous images? I’m trying to figure out which one I like the most. I’m in awe of the chalkboard paint, but that’s nothing new to me since I make my own. …..I think it’s the rugs, that does it for me this time.

annieo says:

The bathtub with the straddling dressing table photo is almost pornographic.

Those wild horse photos are beyond gorgeous… I’m from Saratoga Springs (racetrack) and I think horses are such gorgeous animals… Thinking a huge black and white horse print would look great in my living room (most of the art in my living room is black and white, supplement the color with my bright walls and accessories!)

O, the divine inspiration of of colour, design and texture here. A visual feast, indeed. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.

the horse images and the hide rugs have really caught my eye. fabulous stuff, love it.

Juliet says:

A wonderful selection of things to inspire. As it is the kind of work I do, I am happy to see B&W photographs of horses being featured.

Erin – I am a B&W horse photographer with work that will be in Saratoga at the Holiday Inn during race season this summer. Or check out my website at . Images are available in original Hand-printed limited edition Gelatin Silver prints or as giclees in a multitude of sizes. Feel free to take a look.

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