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Swanky lamp porn

Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2007 by KiM

Just wanted to give a little shout out to Swank Lighting for being our new sponsor. They have some of the most gorgeous lamps we’ve EVER seen so we were really excited for them to be a part of our blog. Have a little peek at their wares, but beware of free-flowing drool. This is lamp porn at it’s finest.

WINKS

Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2007 by midcenturyjo

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.

    • Pia sent us a heads up that there is an amazing vintage clothing, accessories and textile show on in Sydney this weekend. If you live there rush over to the Vintage Clothing, Jewellery & Textiles Show. Pia has been finding vintage clothing in Paris for her secret source and favourite store Garden Street Bazaar who will be exhibiting at the show.
    • Cupcake Vintage sent us a link to her etsy store hello cupcakes!. Too cute vintage with new stock coming soon.
    • Pam sent a link to her amazing blog Retro Renovation. Renovating a 40s, 50s or 60s home? Here’s a blog from someone who has been there! This is her kitchen. YUM!
    • Anne Bebee sent a link to Jeffrey Bebee Photographer in the Mid West of the USA. Wouldn’t you love to be sitting on a porch like this? Thanks Anne!
    • Moderndose sent in a link to these cute new wood grain coasters. Check out the rest of their great range.
    • When is a skateboard truck more than that? When it’s a work of art. Stephanie from Grind King sent a heads up to their upcoming exhibition. Click on the image to get the details. Not quite interior inspiration but too cool not to plug on winks.
    • Amelia commented on a post and left a link back to her blog A Beautiful Living. Great Swedish blog. Go check it out. Lots of eye candy!
    • Redbean Design have introduced brand new card and gift tag designs for the holidays… OMG is Christmas that close?
    • Adam Feigen thought this might be of interest. OPEN from American Express brings their latest forum “Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind: The Business of Design” straight to your computer via web cast at www.openforum.com/eventcenter. This discussion features a critically acclaimed panel of architecture and design luminaries, including Michael Graves, Barbara Barry, Kenneth Brown and Cecil Hayes revealing their business experiences and the future of this powerful industry. The origin webcast was on November 7th but OPEN will also re-air the episodes on November 14th and November 28th. Directly after each rebroadcast event, featured talent from the panel will be available for viewers to discuss and answer all their questions through a live web chat. Sounds very interesting!!

  • Last but no means least Chris Brown country designer, stylist, collector and creator of the wildly hip site URBAN PRAIRIE emailed to let us know about his assemblages available on his blogshop. Country style has never been so hip! Check the website, the blog and our earlier post.

WINKS

Posted on Sat, 3 Nov 2007 by midcenturyjo

A slightly wonky but wonderful winks this week. (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.) Lots of reader input this time which we love.

    • Sol sent us this picture. “It’s the dining room in my aunt’s country house, in marble that looks like wood, and some ant chairs (though i think they’re knock offs). However I like it a lot and I hope you can use it the next time you blog about Dining In 🙂 We are a very large family, and I love how the zillion chairs look cramped around the table.” So do I Sol and it would be great for the upcoming holiday season!
    • Jennifer sent snaps of her holiday in Sri Lanka! “I love your Sri Lanka fetish! Lunuganga is insanely beautiful!I can vouch that Sri Lanka is amazingly glam. I was there 6 weeks ago.” So jealous Jennifer.
    • Katelyn sent us a link to these great photos on flickr. “hi! these aren’t my pictures, but i think one of you might like this house. a two piece band live there called lullatone. these are my favorite pictures.”
    • Pia emailed with this juicy tidbit. “I have a little something for you, thought your Aussie readers might like. It is the release of a new magazine from the ABC called “home basics” , by shannon lush and jane flemming- i took a quick trip back to sydney in august to work on it and it has just hit the shelves. it is so hard keeping these projects i do secret until they are published, so you can imagine i am excited when they finally come out. i haven’t received my copy yet but i have heard it looks great, so many great articles and dare i say, great shots! I don’t have any larger shots to offer you at this stage but when i do i will get some to you, but in the meantime i’d love to let your readers know about it.”
    • Jo-Anne sent us a link to this great flickr set by Linzie Hunter, Spam One-liners. These are so cool!! Update – Linzie’s work is available through Thumbtack Press
    • And this in from Blissliving Home. Its founder Mei Xu has just announced a Global Design Competition, in which the company will select an original design for a new, complete ensemble for Blissliving Home’s fall 2008 collection. Entrants will be asked to interpret an “Autumn Chic” aesthetic. More info and details here. Start designing!
  • Ed Sexton & Doug Taylor form Swank Lighting emailed with this juicy offering. “Hi MidCenturyJo, I’m writing to let you know about our web site Swank Lighting. My partner and I recently acquired all the remaining inventory of the Edward P. Paul Company (BALBOA Lamps). We bought hundreds of pairs of these beautiful art p
    ieces and had them rebuilt with safe new UL Certified hardware and we are now selling them to the public for the first time since they were packed away in their original shipping crates for nearly 50 years. Please visit our web site, read our story about this wonderful 20th century archaeological find, browse our beauties and let me know if you have any questions. Hopefully you will feel that your blog readers will want to know about us. We do ship worldwide. We also recently opened a boutique showroom in Dallas.”
    OMG! What a treasure trove. My name should be changed from midcenturyjo to muranoglassjo. I’m in love!

WINKS

Posted on Sat, 15 Sep 2007 by midcenturyjo

WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we think you’ll like to see. If you’d love to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you. So what do we have this week?

  • Patrick Anderson has just gone live with his new site neoshed. Funky backyard sheds and the hippest birdhouses!
  • Romain Duclos of Rlos Design designs the coolest stuff. Check out his imaginative creations!
  • Lucia is selling Brazilian chita, a 100% cotton fabric that comes in BIG, bold and colourful flower patterns, with a sweet vintage vibe! You’ll find her etsy shop Chita Bonita! here.
  • Sandra Evertson sent us a link to her blog. She’s been making things for as long as she can remember and is a magpie collector of all things old and unique.
  • A press release came in about Designboost – a new, annual design event in Malmö, Sweden. “Designboost is a completely novel concept on the Swedish design market. It will be annual, different, international and will penetrate questions of current interest on design in a broad perspective and put them on the agenda in the society at large.” Check out the website for more information.
  • Kara sent us this link to Onethreads posters for Nurseryworks. Too cute!

WINKS

Posted on Sat, 25 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, 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.

  • Jennifer sent an email introducing us to her etsy shop Turtle Papers. She has the cutest line of stationery and Tshirts.
  • One of my favourite online shops ISO50 has new posters and cute button packs instore.
  • Leah has updated her blog England Construction Project with the latest pictures of her massive build. OK massive to me who lives in a 2 bedroom apartment!
  • Back in April I posted an amazing table by FurnID. Sara just left a comment on the post. “Thank you for all your compliments. It all makes us want to go to work every morning!Just wanted to let you know that our website is both in danish and english now!All of us from FurnID wish you a splendid day.” If you haven’t been to their website now is the time to go!
  • And just to let you know Kim and I will be guest bloggers on Mark Cutler’s blog Mark Cutler Design. Mark’s out of town for a few days and while he is away Kim and I plan to misbehave on his blog. Just kidding Mark!