Posted on Sat, 29 May 2010 by midcenturyjo

… spending time with old friends

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?

  • I can’t get enough of Abigail Ahern. Her home, her Atelier, her book A Girl’s Guide to Decorating, her blog. Cutting edge mistress of the darkside, she is one of the world’s most subversive style makers. Grey is the new black is the mantra we all chant (actually black is fine too just not white, never white). I fell off my chair when PR Megan sent me these lush images of Abigail’s latest venture – faux flowers. YES! Big, blowsy, almost slatternly in their voluptuousness. I have always loved the much maligned faux flower. They can be the offerings at the high altar of kitsch but they can also be simply gorgeous. Think how eco-chic you can be. You can cut out the water waste of intensively farmed blooms, the airplanes full of flowers jetting round the world, the waste of week after week replacing dead bouquets. If the feng shui of the faux weirds you out think of them as not dead flowers but little manmade works of art. Hang it you don’t need an excuse. You just need a vase full.

  • Lusting after anything by Italian design masters Molteni&C. Anything. Everything. Sleek, modern, luxuriously comfortable furniture, clever stylish storage solutions. Beautiful and functional.

  • Exotic tiles from Hastings Tile & Bath. The Tusk and Animal Skin collections caught my eye. Animal instincts.

  • After receiving an email about Trads this week I wish I lived in a climate where cast iron radiators were needed. Look at these beauties. I feel cosy and nostalgic just looking at the images.

  • Time for a little science lesson. The Science Lesson collection from Heather Lin that is. Botany, geology and anatomy. Embrace your mad scientist!

julie says:

I can’t imagine a more perfect day – the rain gives us an excuse to snuggle up and read a magazine. Hope the rain holds off tomorrow as we are driving up to Brissie for a picnic with old friends.

Tonia says:

Thanks for the winks, I really love seeing them.

Nicola says:

I don’t think it has stopped raining all day here so the weekend links have been perfect to keep me occupied!

jessica says:

This is the best shit I’ve seen lately! I love the idea of faux flowers but am very picky about them, I have to say these pass the test by FAR! I would love to use some of her arrangements in our spring wedding, then I get to keep them afterward! (and give a few away)

peggy says:

Jo, I am with you. I cannot get enough of Abigail Ahern! I love her style. Those faux flowers are beautiful, but what about that large white lamp with the yellow shade? What a beauty! I have a heart attack everytime I see it.

Sheri says:

Your site is amazing! I wish I had time or money to do whatever I want! 🙂
I posted a comment on kim’s bedroom re-do, hopefully you can respond (not miss it) Thanks!

Mercedes says:

The day started lonely, but as soon i entered your site, i am inspired. Soon all blues are forgotten and my passion for decorating my apartment alleviated. Smile. Thanks. You are always there.

I love these wonks and most importantly i like the arrangements of flowers.Last but not the least your science lessons are putting me to

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