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Tuesday
Feb142012

Slatted

Oh my! Slats and sheds and simplicity and pavilions and pergolas and polycarbonate and oh my! Sun and shadow and solid and see through and repetition and raw. Seaview Avenue house by Melbourne architects Jackson Clement Burrows.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

Minimal space in Singapore

Maybe the title should be making the most of minimal space in Singapore. Maxing out the minimalist? In the city state of Singapore the majority of its citizens live in government built flats. Here is a renovation of one of these cookie cutter impersonal apartments into something that is light and airy and seemingly spacious. Grabbing the leafy outside views and giving the space a sense of openness by removing walls architect Desmond Ong is a magician conjuring maximum impact with a very minimal aesthetic.

Monday
Feb132012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my 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 desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

This is Pocket. He's got a rough life.
- Ken

This is my Boston terrier LuLu, perched on my old high chair.  I had salvaged it from my parents' house when they retired and repainted it to match my home office.
- Beth (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

This here is my 2 year old baby boy Chicken making himself at home up on my Laura Ashley bed. He was sleeping moments before this photo was taken, however those big ears hear everything making it almost impossible to sneak up on him to take a picture.
- Carla (Sydney)

The puppy called greta and is the baby of the family!
- Martina (Pigue, Argentina)

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Monday
Feb132012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my 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 desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

It's a hard knock life for us..."  Greta Garbo & Chico patiently waiting for instructions.  Or should I say treats??
- Chad & Pablo (Oxford, Mississippi)

Pls see attached some photos of my two gorgeous cocker spaniels Angus and Hamish sitting on my new fabulous Nook Lounge from Jardan. You can also see my most favourite rug from Armadillo and Co which sits beautifully next to my Nook.
- Catherine

This is Kayli on my desk. She was a stray that showed up at our front door a few months ago. We just knew we would have to find her a new home since my husband is very allergic to (most) cats...it has been over three months now and he has had no allergies whatsoever. Guess it was meant to be!!!
- Kim (Little Rock, Arkansas)

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Monday
Feb132012

A tale of two houses

Still real estate stalking. It's an addiction I know. I just a busy body. I like to stick my nose into other people's homes. Today I have two. Both in Paddington, Sydney. The first a small terrace house rather uncluttered for the photo shoot. (Methinks perhaps professionally styled ... nothing wrong with that. It's all about selling houses.) The second a somewhat larger terrace with a faded, well lived in look. Definitely not professionally styled. Oh the clutter! But secretly it's the clutter that does it for me. Makes me want to pick up a dust cloth and explore. Love the kitchen and there is a little library room .... oh what a lovely little room. Links here and here while they last.

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