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Tuesday
Aug112009

More pets on furniture

For a while now, Jo and I have occasionally done posts of pets on furniture. We thought they made cute add-on posts to our regularly scheduled programming here at DTI, and we plan to continue with them for as long as our readers keep sending in photos. This blog stems from our passion for interior design, but we also have a pretty serious love for animals (Jo has budgies and a golden lab - her husband's guide dog, and I have 6 cats plus feed 6 stray/neighbour's cats). I wanted to give a bit of an explanation for all you newcomers to the blog so you see where we're coming from with these somewhat random posts. We thought we'd tie it into the theme of the blog by requesting the photos feature a bit of readers' homes as well. So there you have it - now back to the post.

First off, Ryan, of this blog and this Etsy store. "I am very involved with dog rescue, and somehow I have ended up with many more dogs than I ever intended to have. While my photo isn’t the greatest quality, I wanted to pass it along anyway. Especially since I don’t think you guys have ever featured a photo of this many dogs at once! And just because I like to brag about my fur-kids, two of them are registered Delta Society Pet Partners and they visit nursing homes and hospitals with me to bring a little puppy love into others' lives." Ryan, you may be right about this being the most dogs in one photo! They are all adorable and I commend you for rescuing so many and having 2 of them spreading the love to those who could use some lovin'.


Sandra, whose dining room makeover we've featured, sent along some photos of her cats Lulu and Schmoo (who loves tomatoes - seriously???). Cutie patooties!!


And lastly, I thought I'd share a photo I took of my cat Lucky (and Milo) sleeping flat on his back on one of the sections of my sofa that I keep under the window for the cats to perch on. In this photo he is fast asleep and, as someone on Flickr put it, "airing out his boy bits".

Tuesday
Aug112009

I just kept stalking


Once I start I cannot stop. I'm fatally attracted to staring through people's windows even if it is a virtual stare online. Perhaps the real estate market is picking up because the interesting stuff is popping up again. Love the industrial meets Asian vibe of this home in Melbourne. Talk about position. You can't be closer to all that is hip than Gore St Fitzroy and there is even a self contained studio. I'm crying with jealousy. Please new owners who ever you may be can I live in the studio at least and come borrow a cup of milk every so often?

Monday
Aug102009

A home in primary colours

I love this home in Milan designed by Studio Cerri & Associati. It's a mid-century dream filled with iconic furnishings and primary colours which stand out against white walls, but are kept warm with beautiful hardwood floors. Perfection. (And that orange kitchen is HOT!)


Photos via AT Casa

Monday
Aug102009

Funky home in Germany

Artist, designer and art director Mike Meiré lives in a funky, creative home in Cologne, Germany with his wife and 3 kids. It's a very eclectic and quirky home that is clearly a source of inspiration for the homeowner. I reeeeeeally love the kitchen - consisting only of some shelves, a huge island and some dressers.


Photos via AT Casa

Monday
Aug102009

Stalking in Surry Hills


Up to my old tricks real estate stalking in Sydney. Here while the link lasts.