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Tuesday
Apr032012

Some beauty amidst the chaos

Over the weekend I did something I have wanted (and needed) to do for a long time. I bought an iMac. It's my first Mac and while the most beautiful piece of technology on the planet, I want to pull my hair out as I have no freaking idea how to do anything. With a programming background and someone who spends every waking moment on a computer (it seems), this is super duper frustrating and is going to take some time to get used to. I set myself up in the non-insulated office at the back of my house now that the weather is getting warmer and I snapped a couple pics of the thrown-together space which I hope to stick up on my page in the near future. Since I don't have all the programs I need up and running yet, my posts may not be as frequent this week as I would like. Anyhoo, I managed to get some photos ready for this post (without too much of a disaster) that I found in the portfolio of Swedish stylist Saša Antić. He has a great eye for detail and creates magazine-worthy vignettes - go figure as he's styled for all of my favourite Swedish and British mags. 


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Tuesday
Apr032012

Hamptons home

Serene and casually elegant. Just a little quirky. Found objects sit beside modern art and antique furniture. No clash of the kitsch or fight to the death between disparate elements though. This home is beautifully curated. It's simply stylish and stylishly simple. The perfect holiday escape fro New York designer James Huniford.

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Tuesday
Apr032012

Martin Dyrløv

Hello! Oh my! Fanning myself because I'm feeling weak. I have a new photographer crush. So what's new?!! Kim has featured the work of Danish photographer Martin Dyrløv before but there is so much more to see these days on his website and, well, I'm smitten. Wonderful work. Beautiful photos.

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Monday
Apr022012

Monday's pets on furniture

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 my cat, Otter (or Mr. Otter Pants, as he's more formally known), having a snooze on a reupholstered antique chair. It's part of a set that my mom found at a rummage sale for $5 many years ago. I had them recovered and refinished when she was through with them, and now they're my favorite pieces in my house.
- Amie (Wisconsin)

This is Lovey Howl on her very own mini Adrian Pearsall style sofa. Hipsterrrrrrrrr!
- Sabrina (Silver Lake, Los Angeles) 

This is my Boston Terrier, Harriet, killing our Barcelona chair because it's the best place to see out the front window. 
- Kari (Madison, WI)

This is Westan [Rowan Brown] after a long day at work. I've been with her for 5-weeks but I can't recall event a minute of life before her. (She is part of my late-twenties' becoming an adult.)
- Dylan (Boston, MA)

1 - The first (2) images are of two newly refinished teak chairs I just bought from a mid-century shop in our 'hood. They only just got placed by the window as I brought them in, and five minutes later they became the new favorite sleeping spot for our three-legged kitten Tabitha (and her big brother Mr.Mister). Of course, the chairs are still in the same spot couple of months on.
2 - Not sure if this counts as furniture, but it is our renovated bathroom I sent to you pics of last year. The black walnut vanity was a simple design I had made by a local furniture maker. The sink was a gift from a contractor relative. Our adopted three-legged kitten cat (Tabitha) has a real keen interest in water....anytime, anywhere.
- Paul 

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Monday
Apr022012

Love that rug!

Don't forget, if you are an Aussie or Kiwi reader, to enter our Freedom Furniture competition. As many times as you want before the end of Saturday April 7. Go here and tell me why should you win the Freedom Bazaar floor rug. In 25 words or less remember.