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Monday's pets on furniture

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

"17 year old Muffy is still going strong. This is her yawning and stretching on a mid-century chair inherited from Nonna."
- Julia (Ottawa, On)

"I send you some pictures of Eva resting in my bed, sorry her bed."
- Carla (Argentina)

"This is a photo of Bug our Miniature Schnauzer in one of his favorite places...the bed!"
- Evan (Los Angeles)

I visited my 5 day old niece Gianna (and my little sister and her husband) on Friday and after taking a whack of photos of the baby I managed to get some of her 2 cats Pugley (a Persian I adopted from the Humane Society several years ago) and Mini (a stray from Thailand that my sister's friend rescued and flew with her all the way back to Canada).
- me (Kim)

"Roger our cute cat who has just finished drinking out of the vase at home in Point Piper Sydney ...and on the patio relaxing when we used to live in North Sydney!"
- Michael (Sydney)

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Emily Johnston Anderson


Don't you love photographer's portfolios when every photo screams "Yes! I can do that!" Look at these fabulous spaces captured by snapper Emily Johnston Anderson. I love the light, I love the casual vibe she manages to embue in every photo. These are real homes made even more real by the way Emily captures them. Like stepping into your stylish BFF's place. It's effortless and it's what a home and not just a house is all about ;)




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Smith Design Group

Welcome to the new week and what a great way to start.  Alena Smith of Smith Design Studio emailed us this Sydney apartment renovation. The "before" was a tired 80s apartment that had lost its way. Sad and frumpy. Now it's a sleek and modern home with rich, moody colours, a respite from the hustle of the city. What a change from it's previous incarnation!

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Favs of the week


Missed it by that much ... reading guide

... yet!

Settlement on my new old house was 3pm yesterday. At 9 in the morning the bank called to say they needed more paperwork. I'll keep the story short. Running around, visits to our solicitor (more money), running to the bank and our end was finished by lunch for paperwork the bank had accepted 2 weeks earlier and had raised no concerns until 5 hours before crunch time. Wonderful said the bank as we dropped in said vital paperwork. Keys were to be dropped at my husband's office in our new city after settlement. We would pick them up this morning. I sent an email to Kim whinging but happy it was all finished and settled in with a stiff drink. Then the voicemail on our mobile phone. After end of business trading. No keys until Monday because settlement was late! The bank was late! And we didn't find out until after everyone had gone home for the weekend. Buying a house, don't you love it! Thank goodness we hadn't booked the removalists until next weekend. So here is my "missed it by that much" reading list. Enjoy! Oh and Kim, you can see what I got up to here ... or should that be hear ;)