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Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

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 that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

This is our 2 basset hounds who couldn't resist but to get in the way of a picture of our bedroom my wife was taking.
- Morgan (Newport Beach, CA)

My Australian Cattle Dog mix, Bailey, enjoying a relaxing afternoon on the couch in Carrboro, North Carolina.
- Kim

Biggie the pug loves coming to G-ma’s on summer vacation spending the day lounging.
- Cheri (Cumberland Beach, Ontario)

Bodi, 15-week-old Vizsla (littermate of William, from previous week), acquainting himself with the new Mitchell Gold club chair while attempting to will his toys to jump up and join him.
- Corrine (Toronto)

The pictures were taken at my house, the dachshunds on the chair are, from left to right, Hazel, Ernie, and Nooner and the Newfoundland is Foyle. They can't seem to sit on any of our chairs alone, they all have to dog pile onto one. Foyle commandeers the couch and all the dog beds (including the dachshunds') but seems to turn his nose up at modern furniture. Not comfortable enough? The hounds on the other hand can't get enough and prefer the Bertoia chair above all. Better to scratch their backs on!
- Robin

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Where in the world?

Morocco? Not quite. Just across the Mediterranean in Italy. Il Convento di Santa Maria di Constantino, Marittima in Puglia. I love the relaxed vibe of these shots by Australian award winning photographer Greg Elms.The light is soft and lovely, the colours rich (orange walls anyone?), the photographs intimate and revealing. Just a quickie to share Greg's wonderful work.


Hundreds and thousands

Do they call the multi-coloured sprinkles on top of cakes "hundreds and thousands" in your part of the world? I never know anymore if a saying I have taken for granted all my life is common currency around the world. But it's hundreds and thousands that sprang to mind when I saw this cute as a button home shot by photographer Patric Johansson and styled by Myrica Bergqvist. A white, bright confection of a house with just the right sprinkle of colour.  A perfect way to rev up the energy to start the week. (Via Söderberg Agentur.)

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A couple of cute books

I was sent a couple of cute books recently to review and I thought I'd share them with you today. First up is "Markets of New England" by blogger and photographer Christine Chitnis, a book that makes me want to hop in my car and drive south to check out all the cool markets featured in the book. Farmers' and craft markets are on the agenda in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. 'Markets of New England' leads you to the local delicacies, the most interesting purveyors, the products of community supported farms and fisheries, the standout crafts and artwork, and provides all the details you need to know, including off-season schedules. The food and crafts are filled with local flavor, the settings pure New England, and the itineraries provide enough delights to fill an endless summer. It's an adorable little book with an even more adorable cover, and definitively a handy book if you're interested in doing a tour of the New England market scene. (You can buy the book on Amazon here, and check out Christine's blog here and book details here and here).

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Stalking on a sunny Saturday ...

... and what better house than one with  a generous dose of sunshine yellow. So bright and fresh, light and white, yellow and ... green. How fab is that green bedroom? Hope your weekend is as fun as this cute sandstone terrace. Ah Darlinghurst, Sydney I love you. Link here while it lasts.

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