Tuesday
Sep112012

Siren Lauvdal encore

A mood, a vibe, a certain something. Like a mumur, a ripple in the calm that builds and grows and reverberates. It's a flag, a marker, a passage that doesn't state the bleeding obvious but uses passion to tell the story. It's a photographer that takes light and bends it, traps it, caresses it to capture the mood, the meaning, the beauty. Images with an artist's eye. Photography by Siren Lauvdal. Gorgeous.

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Monday
Sep102012

jamesthomas update

It's been ages since I blogged photos featuring the interior design of Chicago based design duo James Dolenc and Thomas Riker, otherwise known as jamesthomas. Lots of new stuff in their portfolio since '08. I'm still a fan of their sophisticated yet unpretentious spaces. 

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Monday
Sep102012

Monday's pets on furniture

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. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

This is a photo of "Baby," a recent Poodle rescue, who is enjoying a nap on her favorite chair, a vintage McGuire chair I found for $15 at a flea market here in Duxbury, Vermont. 
- Susan 

Pablo and Sasha are my lovely cats. They really appreciate a comfortable furniture.
- Priscila

Our little cheerleader Minky (caught mid yawn) on our new ottoman, meant for our brand new deck, only finished on Friday.
Our new deck with Lulu and Minky surveying their kingdom.

- Anne-Marie (Cape Town, SA)

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Monday
Sep102012

Stalking little country cottages

Stalking today in the little country town of Woodend, Victoria. A sweet cottage overflowing with period features. So cute you want to pinch its cheeks and tell it how pretty it is. Pressed metal, tongue and groove walls, honey coloured pine floors marry with a relaxed and shabby modern country look. Perfect for a weekender away from the madding crowd of Melbourne and a short drive to the mountains or perhaps a picnic at Hanging Rock. Rose Cottage (built in 1905) has just one more feature you'll need for when I come to visit. A separate studio. I promise I won't bother you except at meal times. Link here while it lasts.

P.S. Blog friend Tricia Rose of Rough Linen is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. Her beautiful, handmade linen sheets and duvets are one little luxury everyone should have in their life. You can vote for her here. What does this have to do with the cute Woodend cottage? Nothing ... except I would want to re-zhush the bedrooms if they were mine and Tricia's Rough Linen would be perfect.

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Monday
Sep102012

Yellows

A muted and almost monotone palette with pops of fluoro or grounded with black. Rustic and decayed juxtaposed with shiny and new. Organic with manmade minimalism. Over exposed and high contrast. It's a look we have come to associate with Scandinavian photographers and Danish photographic studio Yellows is a pin up for achieving the look. Editorial work for RUM magazine and commercial work for Light Years, Fredericia Furniture, Louis Poulsen and Bo Concept just to name a few. Gorgeous, edgy photos full of inspiration.

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