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Tuesday
Feb162010

Sarah Dorio

 

Passion and a love. A belief in beauty and the dreams of a child. Cameras and travel and pictures and passion and a love. A love of photographs and images of other worlds, other people . Photographer Sarah Dorio's work is all about a journey from her first camera at age eight to these gorgeous images of stunning homes. You see it's Sarah's passion that makes these rooms "pop". (Oooh am I actually going to say passion pop? Ooooh yes I did!) The heart and soul of photographers are often seen in the images they capture. Do these rooms speak to you? Maybe because Sarah Dorio caught their essence through her lens.

P.S Don't miss her other portfolios. Stunning!

  

  

  

  

  

  

Monday
Feb152010

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 PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!!!)

"Here's a picture of my bulldog magoo."
- Andrew

 "This is my Birman, Charlie-Anne. I was actually trying to take a 'before' picture of this sewing bench, since I was about to reupholster and refinish it. But Charlie just assumed I had my camera out to snap some glamour shots of her, so she hopped up on the bench and struck a pose."
- Cathy

 "This is my dog Venus, a 4-year old black lab. Her face is too cute to tell her to get off the furniture. This white couch is "her" couch. ( : "
- Rachel

 "A friend of mine sent me your site, and I have the great photo of my 120 lb. Weimaraner, Murphy, curled up on my grandmother's chair. I couldn't resist. It's my favorite chair and his, which means we have it out sometimes to decide who gets it. He usually wins. Most mornings, he'll sit on it (like a normal person, of course) and look out the window at all the commotion on the street. If he's not on the chair, he's either laying by our little space heater or trying to sit on someone's lap. Yes. He also thinks he's a lapdog. But that just makes us all love him even more!"
- Sarah Brown

"These are my two dogs, Ringo ( rat terrier) and Bonnie ( Pembroke Corgi). There are two chairs. They belonged to my husband's grandmother and I love the fabric."
- Jessica

"Here are some pictures of my Pomeranians taking a nap in our livingroom..."
- Marcela

"I thought I'd send a couple pictures of our dogs on the couches (even though they technically aren't allowed on the furniture!) for your pets on furniture posts. The first is of our dear Oliver. One night I couldn't find him and after searching everywhere I found him fast asleep on the couch in the living room. (In the dark he looked like another pillow). The second is of both our dogs, Oliver and Roxy, enjoying the late morning sun. You can even see our bearded dragon, Aladar, in this photo!"
- Nicole

"Here is a picture of my Maltese X, Oscar, in his favourite spot. Hope you can include it in your post. The throw rug on the couch is a necessity, as cream couches and dogs aren't a great mix! And here's my cat, George, on the same couch. Apologies - it's a bit too close and doesn't show as much of the couch, but I love the way he's tried to tuck himself under the throw!"
- Melinda

"Here are a couple shots of my cat, Ivey. I recently rescued her from a barn (a coyote had eaten some of her companions!), and prior to about three months ago, she had never spent a day indoors. As you can see, she's adjusting just fine! The first shot showcases her larger-than-life ears, although the rest of her is getting larger, too, thanks to the amount of time she spends lounging on "her" bed. In the second shot, she shows off her inventive way of sitting on the couch. Not exactly demure, is she?"
- Sara

"I am sending you a photo of my very photogenic and value neutral cat Keats who I am sure would love to do a proper sit-down pose in his favorite IKEA Tullsta chair, if he could bring himself to actually stop and sit down for one second! Alas, there is too much exploring that needs to be done, and he rushes on..."
- Yelena

"One of the great mysteries of cats: Why do they lay on hard surfaces when there are so many cozier spots in the house? Here's Sadie on our farm table. I like the second shot better, but she has the glowing eyes in that one."
- Leanne

"During our recent spate of massive snowstorms, my cats Coco and Tommy kept warm by cuddling on the couch.  And yes, the reason for that imperfectly-fitting slipcover is because of how much they scratched the original couch!  Oh the sacrifices we make for these animals..."
- Katie

"Attached is a photo of my cat, named Mouse. She’s a former stray who I adopted last April when she was just a fur, bones and a skinny gray tail. Since she’s not allowed at my table, Mouse has figured out she can both watch me eat and beg silently by sitting patiently at my desk. Her tactic seems to work - maybe because her eyes match my dad’s old childhood desk so perfectly."
- Julia

Monday
Feb152010

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...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 PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!!!)

"Saw your blog today and thought I would send these along!"
- Brandon

"I wanted to submit this photo of my roommate's dog Jackson. Our family room is very contemporary, but I love how he sits on the arm of the couch & seems so proper (when he is anything but proper, he's very playful). Since modern/ contemporary spaces can sometimes be perceived as cold; Jackson and his toys are the perfect balance to the room. A few weeks ago this little white puppy (aka Butters) was added, and she contrasts the black couch. The only problem: I end up photographing these two, instead of studying for my finance tests."
- Julianne

"This is Beckham. It must be so difficult to be such a big lovable dog around such tiny furniture. But he finds a way."
- Mark

"I'd like to post the photo of my baby Oscar.  He loves to sit at the kitchen table when dinner is being served.  He never steal's any food but he watches in awe."
- Nicole

"This is Dylan (named for Bob), my rescued Maine coon, as he perches on my refurbished antique chair, which I purchased from the wonderful duo at Nightwood [nightwoodny.com] in Brooklyn. He is clearly saying, 'Oh no! You caught me!' (Well, actually he is cleaning up after eating.)"
- Mary Ellen

"We were all scratching our heads after seeing this. Where else does this little one get into when we are not at home. Walked in at the end of a work day, and my daughter finds my cat curled up in a bowl. on the stove!"
- 'sbeebe'

"Here's another of Tottenham, at one of his favorite spots, our screened-in porch and on his favorite chair. Thank goodness for sunbrella."
- Shannon

"Here are Princess Peach & Ollie posing for their snap!"
- Stephen

"Little did I know that my dog Reese and my chair would color coordinate! There have been times when I have looked all over the house to find her and never saw her curled up in this chair. She just blends right in. As you can see from the 'patch', Reese loved on this chair a little too much when she was a puppy!"
- Jenn

"I recently discovered this awesome blog via Kim Myles's tweet! This is Thelonious, claiming this wicker love-seat all his own."
- Sarah Forman

"Here's our best buddy, Red the Cat, sitting on his new favorite accessory, the Snuggie. He didn't care for the leather chair at all before the Snuggie was left on it (and we don't mind it that way---this leather chair is also our new baby!). Now, wherever the snuggie is, that's where Red sits."
- Leslie

"Just wanted to share a picture of Rosie- caught lounging on my new sofa."
- Kristi

"I am an architect and I live in Italy, near Milan. I send you some photos of : MAYA, my mother's loved labrador, LE CORBUSIER (called "Corbu", the white cat) & KLIMT (our neighbours' cat, and Corbu's friend), they stay in my studio all the time!"
- Barbara

"It's Trasia, one of our tree cats in our sitting room. The armchair is her favorite place and it's really hard when we want her to get out."
- Ewa

Monday
Feb152010

"Everything old is new again" or "a whole lot of inappropriate"

Vintage jars as lights? I've seen that lately in several eco chic shops. Grain sacks and feed bags? Nothing new obviously ... except that they must now be European linen or burlap. Large fiddle leaf figs in the corner of a designer room feature regularly in a well known American shelter mag. Definite déjà vu. Personal wish list includes that loft with those Italian leather chairs but no need for the jumpsuit or the platforms (or her guest). As for our gentleman friend perched on his bed, I'm still chuckling over the inappropriateness of several props. The 70s obviously had no problems with an overflowing ashtray and cigarette packet. So much so that there is a torn open carton of cigarettes in the corner shelf. Don't get me started on the series of "bottoms" crawling across a bachelor pad bedroom wall and his skyscraper phallic t-shirt or maybe I'm reading too much into it :P I will however take ownership of his typewriter. Once again scans from The Apartment Book, by the editors of Apartment Life magazine, Meredith Corporation, 1980.

Sunday
Feb142010

Flickr finds - hearts