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Tuesday
Nov292011

Light and shadow

Photographer Simon Whitbread generously sent over his latest photo shoot. (See me posts on Simon here and here.) A small 2 bedroom house on Sydney's Northern Beaches sits snugly on a tight block but screens and walls, awnings and orientation provide privacy, shade and cross ventilation. More importantly this Curl-Curl home by Clifton Cole of CplusC Architectural Workshop uses light and shadow to help define spaces, to bring the outside in and to make a small home seem larger. I love the way that Simon's photography plays with light and shadows to emphasis this design feature. He seems to "get" a building and plays on this in his work. Simon you weren't an architect in a previous life?

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Monday
Nov282011

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!)

I'm emailing with a photo of my handsome little Boston Terrier, Kojo. He's hanging out on a handmade duvet in my old apartment in Washington, DC.
- Kim

This a picture of my living room with my cat 'eye'.
- Sophie (France) 

Here’s our dog Hachi trying to catch some well earned zzz’s while I sneak up on her with the camera.
- Toby (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 

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Monday
Nov282011

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!)

Lazy day of Bird
- Gina (San Francisco)

William is 6 months old now. We gave him another chair but he's taken to this one, much to my chagrin. Do you think our antlers are safe?
- Karen (Oshawa, ON)

This is my cat, Tom Hanks, sitting on my orange director's that has been with me since freshman year in college - I am now 26 and I currently live in Boston!
- Lex 

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Monday
Nov282011

Family pod

For when guests and extended family stay over. A perfect pod. Part prefabricated, part site built it is the work (again) of Craig Steely Architecture. Sitting lightly on a lavaflow site the modernist lines of the Ohanapod (family pod) provide connection to its surrounds. Tropical retreat with privacy, shading and cross flow. A cool pad in more ways than one.

Monday
Nov282011

Craig Steely 

Clean modernist lines address the site and explore the relationship between the inside and out. Craig Steely Architecture, based in San Francisco and Hawaii, explores what is possible, sustainable and stylish. If a site is a challenge then Steely not only accepts the challenge but his solutions are elegant and environmentally sound. Steep sites in San Francisco, modern renewal of old houses needing more than just a face lift and homes taking root in lava flows. It's about respecting a space and building a future, and a home, from there.

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