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Wednesday
Feb102010

Furniture on casters

Estelle wrote us recently with a request: "I like furniture on casters a lot. I would appreciate if you can have a post showing how imaginative (DIY) people have added casters to their furniture." This was a tough request, especially looking for imaginative uses for casters, but regardless, here are a pile of photos I managed to find in my stash.

Living Etc. Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Lundberg Design Domino
Sköna hem Sunset/a>
vtwonen Hus & Hem

Apartment Therapy
Apartment Therapy
Domino
Ekenstam
Fernau + Hartman Architects
jj Locations
Olson Kundig Architects
Point Click Home
Taverne Agency
Vastu
Octopus
Buratti + Battiston Architects
Ideal Home
House To Home
Dave Coote

Wednesday
Feb102010

Luuk Geertsen

  

Welcome to the portfolio of Dutch photographer Luuk Geertsen. Apart from the obvious European vibe to these rooms, that mix of history and the now, what I really love about these images is the soft soft light. The rooms glow. It's like a fleeting summer but you can almost feel the first chill nipping at your heels. He captures a quiet moment, the clock ticks, footsteps echo on the wooden floors but it's still, quiet, peaceful. Bliss!

  

  

  

  

  

  

Tuesday
Feb092010

Reader's home

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to live in a converted loft (and this desire has grown in the past 2 years since living in a 12' wide home). What a pleasure to find an email in my inbox from Peter Wagner of Germany who wanted to share his loft with our readers. It is located in an old factory and in one year Peter converted the space HIMSELF into a spacious and cosy home that I am utterly envious of. Here are a couple before photos that show how much work he took on:

And now photos of the newly renovated space that he did such a wonderful job with. I especially love his use of Ikea storage units throughout. (Photos by the talented Michael Berger).

Tuesday
Feb092010

Anna Williams

Dreams. I dream of rooms like these. I imagine that I'm climbing those stairs. (I wonder what I'll find up there?) I also dream of being able to take photos like these. To be able to convey the joy of a family's room, the allure of the aspirational, the beauty and warmth of a space, that elusive dream. Photographer Anna Williams is a spinner of dreams or is she a dream catcher? She's a fabulous photographer. I know that for sure.

  

   

  

 

   

  

  

  

 

 

Monday
Feb082010

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

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 send me closeups of your pet!!!)

"Hi, this is my sheltie, Elvis, on my newley recovered gray velvet sofa. I would say they are equally beautiful."
- Jessica

"This is my friend Jackson , he likes to breath through his nose. ;)"
- Dax

"Here's another on of our Tottenham. BTW --- this series has inspired my own blog starring Tott. It's a bit unconventional (like the tub), it's our shower bench. But couldn't resist sending. Happy Monday!"
- Shannon

"Here are three pictures of our beloved Cocker spaniel, Charlotte. She is the star of our house!"
- Laurent and Marie from Belgium

"'Mom could you please bring our sunglasses?' Rudy and Chloe are happily having their morning sun on the patio in Arizona."
- Poncie

"Thought this might be fun"
-
Ben

"Here is our Homer basking in the sun."
- Wendy

"McKenzie, my Old English Sheepdog, likes to test out different pieces of furniture."
- Carol

"Barber, our half Basset Hound-half Australian Shepherd puppy is much too big for this garage sale find of a chair now, but he still loves to squeeze himself in there!  (And no, he didn't chew that arm up; it came with some vintage "character" already!)"
- Stefani

"Had a huge party this weekend for my birthday.  This morning my doggy was irresistible and I had to take some pics to send in.  He is just a little mutt dog but to me he is the cutest thing in the world!"
- Nataleigh

"This is our baby Malo. He loves ice cream, meowing while everyone sleeps and jumping on furniture he's not allowed to be on. He's a total sweetheart just like his daddy."
- Gloria