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Tuesday
Nov022010

A caribou, a polar bear, a sheep and their woods are our new sponsors

Über talented Paige Russell has done it again ... and just in time for Christmas.  These sweet little characters are part of her new range,  Müzo Collectibles. Made from porcelain and sustainably harvested black walnut or maple, Caribou, Polar Bear, and Sheep live in The Woods, their natural habitat of silk-screened wood veneer trees. If you click on her button in the right-hand column you'll find even more fab gift ideas.

Tuesday
Nov022010

New addition to the DTI family

The last couple of days have been quite eventful and I unfortunately did not have time to do a regular post for today. Let me briefly explain why. My younger sister Jennifer gave birth on Sunday to a totally gorgeous and rather hefty (9 lbs 6 oz) little girl named Gianna. Both are doing pretty good considering Jen had to have a C-section and Gianna is jaundiced. I was at the hospital yesterday afternoon snapping as many photos as I could (luckily I did because she then had to be placed under blue lights for the jaundice which didn't make for great photos) and spent the evening trying to tweak them to perfection (and dealing with some blog duties). So today I do not have any room porn for you all to enjoy, but some photos of Gianna. (Regular scheduled posting from me will resume tomorrow).

Tuesday
Nov022010

It's all in black and white and in between

Clever, clever, clever. Australian architects just have the knack when it comes to blurring that line between inside and out. Sydney architectural practice Chenchow Little have designed ingenious spatial plays on interiors and exteriors. These contemporary houses employ savvy passive heating and cooling principles that are also standout design features. Award winning Australian architecture at its best.

  

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Monday
Nov012010

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 desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"This is Gabe. He goes to work with my wife at Jonathan Adler sometimes and there are many many beds and couches for him to take naps on. I sent you one more that technically is not on furniture but it is still in the store and just too funny not to share."
- Rob

"This is our puggle Honey. She thinks she is a human, seriously. To sleep she requires a comfy spot AND a pillow. She puts a smile on our faces daily."
- Adrianne (Phoenix, AZ)

"This is Lady Moneypenny, our 3 year old Airedale girl—sitting on my Great Grandfather's Chair. She thinks she's as fancy as the chair is."
- Jessica

"My husband, Jon, and I own Perch Furniture--a little custom furniture studio in Portland, Oregon. Our labrador, Domino, comes to work with us every day, and he has never once tried to get on a sofa. But this little chihuahua, Daisy, stopped by one afternoon,  popped right up on sofa and made herself comfortable. So cute! "
- Willi

"This is my dog, Garcia, having an afternoon nap in our Brooklyn apartment. The couch, and Garcia, have moved with me four times during the last six years."
- Kristin

 

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Monday
Nov012010

Ike Bahadourian

Ike Bahadourian emailed us to share his Met loft remodel with custom furniture (Love his furniture designs! You'll find more on his website.) It's a spartan space but just right to spotlight Ike's beautiful rustic furniture pieces. I'll let him explain.

"The material choices and the layout were guided by the architecture of the space itself. As an open, rectangular loft the existing plan, fixtures and exposed ducts suggested at a linear layout that led your eyes to the balcony, to a view of Staples Center and LA Live. This meant the orientation of the bed, tables and couch would go accordingly. To complement the exposed ducts and pipes, as well as the cement walls, I chose reclaimed wood for the primary pieces of furniture to build with. A ten and a half foot cedar slab against the south wall simplifies the space by combining to serve as both a desk and a tv stand. Next to the table, stacks of the client's recycled wall street journals served as a stand for the dvd player. A reclaimed oak palette was cut in half to serve as a coffee table, with a piece of glass on top and subsequent cubby holes beneath for magazines or books. Six more reclaimed palettes were used to lift as a platform an area, or notch in the wall, that was designated for the bed. This lift separated it as much as possible from the rest of the space and created the only real break in the flow of the small apartment, and a bit of hierarchy. Half circle poplar wall mounts that serve as hangers hung across a Sevak Karabachian wood cut print in the sleeping area. Other pieces included Cb2 biloxi linens, west elm industrial lamps, and a gilbert chair from Ikea."

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