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Monday
Jun202011

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 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 closeups of your pet!)

Here are three pictures of my Italian greyhound Bailey and my mutt Henny on my antique daybed... or should I say THEIR daybed.  We had a feeling this would happen, so we also bought a Mitchell and Gold sectional for us humans.
- Rica (Manhattan, NY)
  

This is Freddie and Mittens on a sheepskin clad Wegner lounge chair @ their home in North East London :)
- Robin

Attached is an image of my cat playing around in my new ikea expedit shelves!
- Claire

This is Cole in one of his favorite lounging spots in my mens clothing store in Toronto
- Joseph

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Monday
Jun202011

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 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 closeups of your pet!)

Meet Madison. She's a 9 week old (absolutely adorable) West Highland Terrier puppy! Here's Madi on a steel grey button back chair with a Florence Broadhurst 'Aubury' cushion.
- Annabel (Sydney, Australia)

I live in Torrance, CA with my husband and two cats Harris and Flynn.  The picture is of Flynn on our dining room table and Harris on the windowsill.  There is usually a nice sunny spot on the dining room table that both cats love lounging in. And the window ledge is great for watching birds at the bird feeder.
- Christine

my French bulldog Edwin on chair.
- Tone

Franklin loves his Wishbone chair!
- Sandy (San Francisco, CA)

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Monday
Jun202011

Lucy Fenton

Ever imagine what it would be like living in your favourite shop? Well if the wonderland of a store Fenton & Fenton is that shop then 33 Wattle Rd, Hawthorne is where you should be living. As one of a number of creatives asked to style a display apartment last year Lucy Fenton brought her shop to life in an otherwise boring cookie cutter apartment. Colourful, quirky, beautiful her apartment showcased all that her Prahan shop has come to stand for. And now her newly launched website brings her shop to life for those who can't walk through the doors. A must see gallery if you love colour with a touch of ethnic aesthetic, vintage with midcentury re-invented and the unexpected, always the unexpected. Love!

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Sunday
Jun192011

Random on a Sunday

So here is the latest scoop on my Sunday posts. Summers are very VERY short here in Ottawa, and I LIVE for a warm, sunny summer weekend. And now with my life in a bit more of a state of chaos than normal (house reno project making my stress level sky-rocket) I think I may skip out on some Sunday posts every now and then. I need a bit of a break, and I desperately need to be spending the time outdoors rather than inside on my laptop. Hope you all don't mind too much. We've had fantastic weather the last couple of days and I managed to get out and enjoy it. Which means I did not have time to scour blogland looking for my blog favourites of the week. Instead you are stuck with a few photos I snapped Friday and Saturday that documented my outings. I figured I'd at least share those.

So Friday night my hubby and I walked down to the main strip of Little Italy for some sushi (at Kikko - some of the best sushi in the city)...forgetting it was the first day of the annual Little Italy festival. Luckily we scored a table on the patio which was cool because we got to stuff our faces and people-watch, while enjoying the view of some Lamborghinis (the festival always includes hot Italian sports cars on display).

Just before heading to dinner we stopped at Justyna's home to pick up some vintage clothing I bought at her online shop (which she is unfortunately closing - so everything is 50% off if you're interested...)

Yesterday we spent the day at my little sister's cottage and the weather was PERFECT. I laid out on the dock most of the morning (and ended up a little fried - OOPS).

My little niece Gianna decided she was a bit thirsty and was up for a taste of my Bacardi cooler.

My sister warmed up some jalapeno popper dip I made - OMG this stuff is addictive, especially when alcoholic beverages are consumed at the same time.

Tomorrow we have some errands to run and then we'll be heading out to my parent's place to celebrate father's day with my pops, and enjoy a little bit of this (after loading on sunscreen this time):

But before I get to do that I have to work on a little project my twin sister and I did not get to complete last summer.

Saturday
Jun182011

Stalking on a Saturday

Not sure how I feel about today's stalking house. I want to love it. I think I do then something jars and I wonder what exactly is wrong. I love the textiles. I love the art. I love the courtyard. The playing card plunge pool doesn't do it for me. The bathroom is great but the tile is all wrong IMO. The place just seems cluttered but I know if I walked into this house I would want to explore everything, pick up the vase, touch the pillow, rub my toes into the rugs. The lighting is wrong and the photos are stretched but I still like it. Just need to pack some of it away ... and save up to change the pool tile ;) Maybe I just feel whingy  and whiny today. Link to this Malvern, Melbourne home here while it lasts. Thanks to my secret real estate stalker. You know who you are. Keep up the good work.

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