Rove Concepts


« Hello yellow | Main | I'm busy having fun reading guide »
Sunday
Sep112011

Random on a Sunday

I spent yesterday at my sister's cottage, enjoying what is likely the last decent weekend of the summer (although I did have jeans and a hoodie on for most of the day...this time of year is SO depressing). This means I did not have time to get a blog favourites post ready. Instead, I thought I would just keep this random with some items I have on hand.

First up, some photos I took Friday since I had the day off work and decided to spend a couple minutes rearranging some pieces in my living room. I LOVE this lamp that I bought at Homesense a while back and have had it crammed in a corner of my bedroom since it came home with me. I decided to move it next to the front door alongside my black Eames leather side chair, and switch out my Mexican tin mirror with my huge beaded rosary (also picked up in Mexico). Nothing too exciting but with no renovations on the horizon for this year I'm back to giving a sh*t what my house looks like. Because that Eames chair is a favourite of Felix, he has claimed the chair in the majority of these photos.

Despite the following action being out of focus, I thought it was hilarious that I managed to capture a little brawl.

Remember Tom's fabulous apartment that I blogged on Wednesday? Well, his apartment was filmed for a promotional video for his building and he just received a link to it on YouTube. Check it out!

One last quick item: Yesterday I came across the following photo of a kitchen that I found rather odd. I don't think I've ever seen an island shaped like this before. I'm thinking a large rectangular (read 'normal') island would have made more sense...


via Period Living

Reader Comments (17)

Let me just say...do you absolutely need a fight? well, at least have one on a design chair ;) It's freaky amazing that you've managed to capture such a moment.

11 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEwelinas blog

Oooh, I like the little bookshelf and rug set up. Seems like a good place to plant yourself and browse through some books

11 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrooth

that lamp is perfect! it has substance,and style and interest. it's a sculptural element! very nice!

11 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaguna dirt

Ooooh... love me some Felix!!! What happened to the Ikea hack table in front of the window? Love the natural look of the current shelf, though I see no kitty mattress for sunbathing.... ;-)

12 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNetpawz

:-)
The Ikea hack shelving is window at the back of the house. (Still about 6 of the cats' favourite hangout)

12 Sep 2011 | Registered Commenterkim

I love when your posts include your cats. I often find myself checking out your page and hoping for a post with the cats in it (and your home of course). I just have 2 cats, but dream about having more one day (when I´m not living at home with my dad). Would love read more about your cats and solutions in your home because of them.

12 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissKitten

The lamp looks fab, I like the external looking street light effect being moved to the internal environment, it gives it its character. And the pusscat looks very happy on the designer chair too!

12 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFleur

Love the little brawl. Aren't they adorable?!

12 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlice Olive

Kim -

Do your cats fight over the furniture a lot?
Mine do. Jack is the only boy of 3 cats and he bullies his sisters out of comfortable chairs, etc. He stares my husband and I down to get us to move out of our faux-leopard wing back chair.
Who is the black and white cat trying to bully Felix out of his chair?
They are adorable!
Also, I really like the shape of the lamp base and the long narrow shade.

12 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Aw yay kitties! Your pictures look great!

I agree, that kitchen island is wack. I appreciate that they were thinking outside the box, but it doesn't seem very practical. It reduces the counter space to thin strips, and did you notice that there is barely a lip along the inside (or the outside) for chairs to scoot under? Why on earth would you want to have chairs there facing the center like they are placed in the photograph? Doesn't make any sense at all. It is interesting though, the idea of having an island that isn't the typical rectangle. It just wasn't executed well here.

12 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I love that you've posted photos of your personal space, thank you! I'm especially fond of that primitive bookshelf under the window. Your blog is one of my favorites, I really love your eye. Thanks again :)

12 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

Love the cat picture, especially the cat calmly observing the sneak attack. Great entertainment.

12 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

just found your blog and i loooove it!!

12 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commentergala

Maybe they herd the kids in there at supper, then close them in for the night with a portable gate ...

13 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCussot

In picture 4, he is the epitome of a "cat loaf"! http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/catloaf

13 Sep 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlsaspacey

Where did you find that Canada Goose?? I love it!

19 Sep 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Isaspacey - LOL!!

Lisa, the goose was a wedding gift from my inlaws (from P.E.I.). It's actually a decoy made by a famous carver and likely used by my husband's grandfather while hunting. I LOVE it and can't wait to find it a perfect spot once the house renos are completed.

19 Sep 2011 | Registered Commenterkim

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>