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Monday
Feb062012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

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. 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!)

This is one of my sons, his name is Lotus.
- Paulo (Brazil)

This is Charlie Bang. He is half Cairn Terrier and half King Charles Cavilier Spainel ( for those who are interested.) He usually sits on the sofa proper, not the back, but that day he was introduced to the vacuum cleaner and was not amused. As he is only 8 months, i am sure he just needs a little time.
- Natasha (Copenhagen, DK)

Maxie on her couch.
- Surrey

I'm sending you a photo of our cat Cisza (which means 'Silence' in Polish - she used to be a very quiet kitten) sitting on her favourite dresser in our bedroom. 
- Marta (Warsaw)

Sumo likes to lounge on a leather ottoman that was purchased at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. She skirts the house rule forbidding cats on ikat on a technicality by finding a box of paperwork to lie in.
- Heather (Washington DC)

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Monday
Feb062012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1 (and an update on my stray cat)

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. 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!)

oscar on vintage danish chair
- Danielle 

This is our little boston terrier Gus. We all live in San Diego CA. Even though I am a professional photographer and spend the whole day shooting, I still come home, kick off my shoes and take pictures of the cutest dog in the world [I could be a wee bit biased]. Gus makes me smile every day. What else is that dependable!
- Tee

this is gracie my brother's terrier. i got her to sit still for 5 seconds to take her portrait.
- Janelle

Here are a couple of photos of our much loved havanese mix pooch, Lexi.  Our sofa is actually Lexi's very large dog bed.
- Joy

I had to share this one of our Cali sitting and admiring the backyard on our Ikea dining bench. We have 3 cats and this seems to be their favorite perch: they take their turns to sit on the bench.
- Swati (Cleveland, Ohio)

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Monday
Feb062012

More

More colour, more light, more curious objects, more beauty, more clever vignettes. More more more from the more than fabulous photographer Keith Scott Morton.

Monday
Feb062012

Glass Loggia House

An old unsympathetic lean-to veranda is torn down and a glass and steel loggia and extension are built to blur the line between inside and out, to provide light and to frame views of the sky. A whimsical stainless steel mesh double height curtain skims across the back of the house providing privacy and shade.A quirky magical place. A modern twist to a High Victorian style house in Sydney. The Glass Loggia House by Allen Jack + Cottier .

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Sunday
Feb052012

My new chair

At the end of the summer I blogged about the sad news that one of my favourite Ottawa shops, Green Light District, was packing up and moving to Toronto. On our last trip to the shop before the move, I decided to make a rather significant purchase and ordered one of their lounge chairs. When these chairs first arrived at the shop, owners Deborah and David insisted on taking the chair out of the window so I could try it out. OMG it was like sitting on a cloud! Amazingly soft leather that you sink into. I dreamt about that chair for weeks afterwards and knew it would be a perfect addition to the living room in my new house (which btw has yet to get past the planning stage). I was able to choose the colour of leather (I went with black) and cord colour (black again). I waited several months for the chair to be made in South Africa and get sent here with some other pieces Deborah and David had ordered. A couple of weeks ago on a quick trip to Ottawa, they delivered my chair. It is now my favourite piece of furniture. I cannot wait to get my new house finally built to show it off in. I finally managed to get some photos taken this morning (with my new Fuji X10 that I am still trying to figure out). Thanks Deborah and David!!!

Of course, with 7 cats I am incredibly fearful they may harm my chair (they know momma will freak if they do so they are pretty good about just laying on it and nothing else) so this is what the chair looks like when my arse is not planted on it. 

P.S. Green Light District was featured in the latest issue of Toronto's Designlines! A fantastic magazine I may add, that had me dying to take a trip to TO to check out GLD's new shop and a ton of other shops listed in the mag.