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Understated stalking

Real estate stalking in Sydney with this sophisticated take on contemporary design. Elegant and understated with impeccable taste.  It's a modern take on luxury. Quality that doesn't scream "I cost a fortune". Architect is William Zuccon of Dods and Zuccon. (Can a stalker be restrained? Restrained in her taste not by the courts!) Link here while it lasts.


Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's REALLY dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PUHLEASE don't just send me closeups of your pet!!!)

"I really enjoy your blog, and think the "pets on furniture" column is so funny. I wanted to submit a few pictures of my Border Collie Rescue 'Mazie' sitting on my vintage Knoll desk chair. Every time I get up from my desk, she hops up and sits down for a rest......I really wish she would get some of my work done for me while she's up there!"
- Christie

"I really appreciate your Pet's on Furniture posts; love to see my 2 passions together: furniture and pets. Here are some photos for you: Olive loves hanging out in her Kartell Componibili. It's a well designed hiding spot."
- Stephanie

"I love your Pets on Furniture feature, but didn't think I'd ever have a photo to send because we've been pretty strict about limiting our greyhounds to their own beds. But when Otis claimed the fainting couch soon after coming home with us last November, I knew it would only be a matter of time..."
- Amy

"I am enclosing a photo of my three cats Mahley, Scullie and Gustav on my aptly named "Big Animal" sofa from BluDot."
- Laura

"This is my puppy, Starla, with Bear, sitting on my couch that my dad hates. It has a tree of life and a frigate on it, what's not to love?"
- Cindy

"Please choose your fav- The girlzzzz look a little like conjoined twins on the cowhide and leather chair in our family room :) They are Wheaten Terriers- Jane being the taller and sitting up in the above mentioned chair image. Frankie is the bad girl standing on the dining table- looks guilty doesn't she?!"
- Julia

"My mischievous kitten Olive has found her favourite chair in the house, which also happens to be my favourite piece, our Louis XVI style chair.  Olive and 'Louis' enjoy the afternoon sun together beside my vintage writing desk."
- Sophie

"I would like to submit some photos of my dog, Otis on furniture. The first two are of him on his “throne,” and the last two are from when I hosted Thanksgiving in our tiny apartment last year. He has a way of sneaking into every photo I take."
- Lindsey

"This is Ruffle, my friend Laura's sweet kitten.  She was rescued from a public park in Brooklyn, NY a few short weeks ago, and she likes to lounge anywhere from cardboard box beds to Laura's upholstered antiques."
- Bridget

"Too cool for school my siamese Kuzya didn't even bother to look up while I was taking pictures. Figures, being chased after by a crawling little monster-baby is WORK :)"
- Nataliya

"Moose on the club chair (his breed is called Hungarian Vizsla). He just needs a fine single malt in one paw and a hand rolled cuban in the other."
- Victoria

"it was suggested to me by a townhouse lady's life that i submit richard to you..."
- Christian

"My friend's dog Chie whom I was pet sitting - seems she felt right at home on my bed!"
- Jessica

"This is my Boston Terrier, Cooper, looking handsome on his favorite patio chair."
- Meredith

I thought I'd slide a photo in here I took on Friday of one of my herd, Mimin. She jumped into one of the Expedit shelving units in my bedroom while I was taking photos of some rearranging I had done.


Nacho Polo

Black and white, yin and yang, stark simplicity and stylish furnishings, Florida interior designer meets Madrid home. Nacho Polo takes a limited colour palette and creates high drama. White floors don't have to mean Boho or Scandinavian. Here they are the base of a cool sophisticated space. (Last three images are magazine tear sheets from Nacho Polo's press section. Just a glimpse of a glamorous kitchen and I just had to include the b&w striped powder room. Room lust!)




Flickr finds - pot racks



More of this sexy kitten here

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?


  • Lost City Products is a New York based design house that specializes in exquisite hand-made fabrics, pillows, scarves, bags and chairs. One word - sumptuous. No I need another word - sublime. Artisan masterpieces of silk embroidered on silk. I can't show them in their true beauty here. The website is dangerous. Gorgeous fabric everywhere!

  • The Alienation Bench (2008), a limited edition piece by Thos. Moser. Just a teaser to draw you into a website groaning with craftsman built fine furniture. Referencing fine wood workers of centuries past, it's sculptural, simple in its beauty, a statement piece. Do I have a love a affair with wooden furniture? I do if the object of my lust and longing is a Thos. Moser piece.


  • Naive children's prints inspired by 50s and 60s. These cute modern yet retro illustrations by Swedish illustrator Ingela P Arrhenius are colourful, fun and perfect for finishing touch for a little one's room. Available at  L'Affiche Moderne.


  • The first of two British wallpaper collections in today's winks. Beware the Moon what more can you say?! Ostriches with their heads in the sand, nude pinup girls, skulls and flock. Bespoke and very Brit. After all the British are the wallpaper kings and Beware the Moon takes the micky. It's irreverent yet practical, a little blue but a definite statement, risky, risqué and fun. What do you think?




  • Are ostriches the new zebra? No wait, zebra are still holding their own. With tennis rackets, cricket bats and ibises. Another British wallpaper range that takes a stylish dig at not only the national wall finish but also the culture. Turner Pocock with Catherine Cazalet. Ring your bell? Knock your bales off? Deliver the design backhand? It's funky, it's different ...there are even polar bears! (P.S. Drooling over that wall sconce in the first picture.)