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WINKS

Posted on Sat, 17 May 2008 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. So what’s in this week?

    • New must read blog! Shannon Fricke has given in to the lure of blogging. Gorgeous gorgeous just like her personal style. Follow the renovations of her recently acquired country New South Wales property and drool over the eye candy she shares. To see how much we love Shannon click here and here.
    • 2Modern have launched their new 2Modern Design Directory. It is a great way for Modern Architects and Interior Designers to promote their work (it’s free to get listed)…and a really easy way for businesses or consumers to find pre-screened Modern Architects and Interior Designers in their area. I’ve been busy checking out fabulous designers from all over the States. Great resource (and not just for us!). While your link hoping don’t forget to drop by 2Modern’s blog, always a must read!
    • Lee Kleinhelter from the über stylish Pieces shot this into the inbox. “40% Off Chic Dog Accessories! This Saturday, May 17th 10am – 5pm. ALL DOGS WELCOME! Treats and water will be provided for the pooches.” They’ll need a deep drink to cool down after getting all hot under the collar over Lee’s fabulous fur baby must haves!
    • It’s so exciting over at design*sponge. Grace has opened the voting for the 2008 d*s scholarship and the 12 finalists will blow you away. Amazing talent and a fabulous contest to foster emerging designers. Links to voting here.
    • Fabulous furniture in the email inbox. Ghettogloss presents its first-ever exhibition featuring furniture as art, and art as furniture in a solo-show by artist/designer Eve Yun. This is a unique line of high-end furniture, influenced mostly by nature and Asian culture. All the furniture pieces are “green”, made with all natural materials, including hardwood, silk and cotton. The line has been described as “furniture that fuses organic and moderne with quality in art.”
    • Jeni Crawford from Rian Rae has beautiful new finds in store from fabulous dreamy chandeliers to the cutest mushroom soaps. Time to drop around to her online store for another look. Sigh!
      Jeni has a fabulous promo running until 22 May. Anyone who makes a purchase of $200 or more, gets to choose one of these gorgeous bags (colour of their choice). These ruffle bags make great laundry bags or totes for carrying your towels and beach supplies. Jeni just asks that after making a purchase, you shoot her a quick email letting her know which colour you would like. Love these. YUM!
    • Laura from Fifi Flowers Design Decor is a talented artist who created this lovely room from images that she loved from the blogs she visits. To see more of her room and the real pieces that inspired it click over here.
    • Charmingwall is just about the cutest animated website I’ve seen in quite some time. After you’ve stopped marvelling at the wonderful line drawings winding around the page you’ll realise that it is the online store of a New York gallery specialising in carefully curated limited edition fine art prints. And do the prints match the hype of the animated site? You bet! I want them all!
  • The long awaited debut issue of the alt-country style+design webzine from Urban Prairie’s Chris Brown titled “REFUELED” is here! “I have felt for a long time that there should be a alternative magazine in the country arena.” said Chris, “I want to continue to blur the lines with country – continue to inspire a younger generation.” Each issue, to be published bi-yearly, will feature collectors, shows, designers, decor, style & music. Like Chris it’s just pure country class! Man you produce some great sh*t Chris!

So much more to share but I’ve run out of time. There’s always next week!

WINKS

Posted on Sat, 10 May 2008 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. So what’s in this week?

  • Oh my, oh my, oh my. Kadri Jugandi emailed us about Transparent House San Francisco based 3D and visualization studio. “Transparent House team presents its vision of the classic flooring material – concrete. We’ve created a way to refine a popular element of contemporary interior design such as polished concrete flooring. The design concept allows for application of any pattern to the surface either when poring or afterwards when the concrete has set. The fine floral ornaments promotes the clean and simple character of the space while adding a touch of warm and live contrast and highlighting the cold austerity of the material. It is always exciting for us to share our finding and our vision with you.” Gorgeous!!!! Want, need, must have. Thanks Kadri.
  • Working Class Studio is a product development venture of the Savannah College of Art and Design that cultivates and promotes the work of talented SCAD artists. They’ve just released these two new collections of paper plates. So much fun for your summer entertaining and best of all no washing up! Jessica Pope, their Sales & Marketing Manager also tempted my with their outdoor pillow range. Jump over to their website – so much talent!
  • Fusing both the beauty of art and the elegance of mirrors Studioart creates original contemporary wall displays and fixtures for the modern interior. Mirrorart is unique and makes a bold statement either to complement and existing space or make a focal feature out of any room. Studioart also have a fabulous range of canvas, perspex or paper prints. Creative style, creative Australian company.
  • Diane Bronstein emailed to introduce her art and I’m glad she did. Beautiful. I love her dresses and the koi and the landscapes and….
  • Loftlife has a new website. Check it out!
  • In recent months, ABC Home has been expanding its modern furniture collection to include “stores within stores” like Tom Dixon and Blu Dot. It will now be launching a new Herman Miller installation on May 15th called Herman Miller Environment. What’s exciting about this co-venture is that ABC Home have taken eight of their most popular silhouettes and upholstered them in fashion-forward fabrics from Maharam that are unique to these pieces. Wish I was in NY to check it out myself.
  • In from dVider. “Just as spring arrives here in our Brooklyn studio, so does our new guest artist series! Adding to our ever growing line of awesome vinyl wall stickers, our second featured artist, fellow Brooklynite David Ort, has explored the expressive and alluring qualities found in the human form and the anatomy of nature to create a fascinating collection of 9 provocative stickers. Available in four limited edition colors, in addition to dVider’s signature 12, from May 1 through July 31, 2008. Head on over to dVider and see for yourself!”
  • Kim featured the beautiful work of interior designer Ami McKay here. Ami emailed to let us know of her other venture Pure. “I have found it difficult finding beautiful eco furniture when creating healthy and sustainable homes for my clients – so I decided to create my own. It is a line that is inspired by the elements fire, air, earth and water and melds high design with the purest sustainable materials available. Eco can be flattering!” Too many beautiful pieces to show here. You just have to go yourself but you have been warned. It’s fabulous!
  • More wonderful online goodies in the email inbox. “My name is Holly Hallberg and I am the owner and operator of a modern Scandinavian web store called Huset. Our site is unique in that all of our items are Scandinavian and originating from either Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland; all with a modern feel. Huset carries everything from modern housewares, children’s goods, including clothing and toys and women’s accessories and clothing as well. Several designers and lines within the web boutique are only available in the United States thru our store.” I’m a total Scandinavian addict. Great shop Holly. I’m so glad you emailed!

I’ve run out of time and space and I have so many more to share. I guess there is always next week!

Colouring in for grown ups

Posted on Mon, 5 May 2008 by midcenturyjo

Scape Interiors is the fun and fab idea of Andrew Fedrigo. Are you one of those kids who always managed to colour outside the lines in your favourite colouring in book growing up? Scape Interiors lets you ALWAYS colour in between the lines with an interactive ‘colour your own’ contemporary canvas design system. Their new online store is a celebration of colour, pattern and typography and you can personalise and colour any of the 25 designs available online without one single colouring in boo boo. I’ve been lost in colour combos while playing on their site. Once an order is received your design is printed, framed and shipped to your front door. Love the no brand cans!

WINKS

Posted on Sat, 15 Dec 2007 by midcenturyjo

(No poodles were hurt in the preparation of these WINKS.)

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?

    • Neece whose gorgeous botanical artwork we featured here emailed to let us know that she has new work in her etsy shop. These peonies are so lush.

    • Jessica Pope sent us the link to her website Peridot Press. “I live and work in Savannah, Georgia and own a letterpress studio & bookworks. I make handmade journals and little, quirky cards as well as tiny textile treasures that rotate in and out of my website.” At the moment there are these stunning button Christmas Trees.
    • Jeeyon Shim has the most wonderful etsy shop pen and paper featuring her hand cut silhouettes and ethereal drawings. These other world beauties are inspired by folktales and nature shows, myth and science. Gorgeous! Also check out her blog Ink and Ginger
    • Alexandre Correia de Oliveira emailed to let us know about Sophia Portocarrero and her wallpapers and home textiles from Portugal. I’m speechless. Bold, colourful and unabashed in their vibrancy these patterns may have their roots in 30s and 40s florals but they are definitely fashion forward. Outrageous and too too pretty! Check out the complete range and read more about designer and company here. ( I love that they say that their designs are created for the interior decorating addict.)
    • The Aviary is a vintage home decor etsy shop. Tawny focuses on cool vintage finds for the discerning modern home decorator in her new shop. Cool is right! Thanks Tawny for the link.
  • Finally I’ve saved the best for last – a blog that you will love. Rachel Mallon is an interior designer working in the paradise that is Maui. Along with Jessica Guard she runs Design Savvi Maui. Not content with producing lovely interiors Rachel and Jessica blog as well. Lots of gorgeous rooms and fabulous pieces with links. All of this edited with a designer’s eye. Check it out!

WINKS

Posted on Sat, 8 Dec 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. So what’s in this week?

  • Cardboard Safari emailed to let us know about these very clever and oh so affordable 3D cardboard “trophy heads” – deer, moose and rhino. Love them!
  • Terri sent in info about Surface Collective, a Vancouver based design company creating commercial and custom wall tattoos. Some great designs and the chance to customise.
  • Sabrina from Yum Sugar sister blog to Casasugar sent news of their ultimate holiday entertaining giveaway in conjunction with Hostess with the Mostess. They’re giving away over $7000 in prizes — grand prize is worth over $5000 — including Jonathan Adler tea pots, notNeutral plates, and westElm dinnerware. More details here.
  • Emily, a.k.a. iShadow has opened her etsy store. Each silhouette is cut by hand from fine papers in fabulous colors and patterns and 20% of each piece sold goes to shelters and animal charities.
  • Deborah from DGarden Collection sent in some great Christmas specials. Order these 2 outdoor cushions before Christmas and get 2 for the price of one! 70.00€ for 2 cushion envelopes 50cm (19inch) x 50cm + shipping. Very limited stock! Order any banner at the standard size of 2m x 50cm before Xmas and pay only 125.00€ instead of 140.00. Contact Deborah for details.