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Tuesday
Oct202009

My DIY sofa - replicated!

Tess of Cozy Little Cave had emailed me a little while ago to say how much she loved my DIY couch and that it would work perfectly in her space. It's finally done and she posted about it on her blog here. It looks fantastic and I'm so glad it worked out for her as well as it did for me. And I reeeeeally like the legs she chose for it. YAY Tess!

Tuesday
Oct202009

Kara Mann

It's been quite some time since Jo blogged about the interior design work of Chicago based Kara Mann. I thought I'd take another peak at her creations, which "reflects a luxury lifestyle with clean lines, warm layers and timeless designs". This time it's an ocean front villa that appears to be a little slice of heaven (inside and outside). *sigh*

Tuesday
Oct202009

Another reader's home

Hi was just attempting to clear out my inbox (omg I am so bad at keeping up with them) when I found an email from Carmina:

"Buenos dias, Mi nombre es Carmina y me he atrevido a enviarles fotos de mi casa, por si las quieren colgar en su blog. Saludos".

Since I think she wants me to post photos of her home on the blog, here you go! (I SOOO love the orange walls and the mosaic tile in the bathroom.) Thank you Carmina!

Tuesday
Oct202009

Living in a Commune


It's not just a design collective it's a commune ... Commune Design that is. It's collaborative thinking and a shared design aesthetic. It's architects and interior designers meet graphic designers. It's a holistic approach, thinking outside the box, it's facilitating not dictating and it's hot!

Monday
Oct192009

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 both pet and furniture takes centre stage. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. For example, if it's REALLY dark or fuzzy (camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks!

"I found my dog, Annabelle, while she was wandering the side of the road. Annabelle was in horrible shape that day-with visible ribs, a uterine infection and an eye in a state of proptosis. Yet, in spite of her condition, my petite white pitt bull remained friendly and sweet. Love struck, I picked her up and brought her straight to a vet-where she underwent quite a lot of medical care. When she finally made it back to my apartment a few days later, the first thing my former street dog did was hop up on the couch, a pretty big feat for a dog with stitches in its belly-that was about 5 years ago. Though not allowed on the couch any more, I had to snap this picture when I caught Annabelle napping. See-the lady in the picture on the wall behind Annabelle? That lady already knew my Annabelle was in trouble, but who can stay mad at a dog who is permanently winking!"
- Claire

"I would like to submit 3 pix for next week. My cats are Daisy and Zelda and they are always on the furniture - on the kitchen table after a bug, Zelda making herself comfortable on the sofa, and Daisy on a cedar chest."
- Wen

"I'm a french fan of your website. I send you a photo of my little cat, named Crunch, on a gossip bench we have bought in a fleamarket. Crunch love it because it feels very cosy. I hope you will love this photo."
- Guillaume

"I would like to submit this photo of my cat, Loki. He likes to sit on this old chair that my grandmother gave to me. For some odd reason, he likes to sit up like he is an actual person. It makes me laugh every time I see it. I know you cannot see the whole chair, but the picture is quite cute."
- Candice

"It's fitting that our Basset Hound Oliver's favorite spot to lounge in our Brooklyn apt is on our leather Chesterfield sofa, from ABC Home. He's under the impression that he's descended from canine royalty, and always likes to be treated as such."
- Erica (***Kim's note - Erica should have sent a photo with more furniture showing but she's helping out with some upcoming blog stuff and her dog is too cute so I am making an exception.)

"This is Jasper Bacon, who resides on the left side of the couch. It is the end of another taxing day, full of wrestling, snuggling, eating and batting things around that shouldn't be batted around. His sidekick Rory (resident of right side of the couch) is protective of his privacy and refused to be photographed for this shoot."
- Grace

"I'm sending some photos of my dog, Eb, who likes to nap on the Papasan in the morning. I've been thinking of getting rid of this chair - but now I'm having second thoughts. That's how much I'm in love with this dog!"
- Kelly

"I love your Pets on Furniture posts each week and wanted to submit a picture of my boston, Ziggy, curled up on one of our chairs in the living room. I took the picture at night so the lighting is not very good, but I hope you like it."
- Candi

"It would have been nice if our Vizsla Bob chose the rug in front of the fireplace as his napping spot. No, it was always all about the green couch facing the fireplace. I always said that when the dogs were gone we'd reupholster the green sofa in a lovely white cotton to complete the white look going on in our living room. There would be no more mismatched (protective) blankets and/or ugly slipcovers in site. Our boy Bob passed away this August. And guess what? I'm not pinning so much for the white sofa anymore..."
- Karen

"Here is a picture of our kitten Bodie (named after one of the corner boys on The Wire) sitting on the bed, watching me while I get ready for work. As she hasn't been outside yet I think she particularly enjoys the wallpaper. Here's another picture of her on her favourite chair (sorry about the unsightly plugs)."
- Ellen

"My cousin Ayşe took some pictures of her dear dog, Kont (9)."
- Işıl (Istanbul)

"I am attaching a picture of my darling dog, Vivi, for your consideration if you do another dog blog. She is sitting on a chair in our family room. She was quite young then and now she is two and the most precious thing! Now that I am an empty nester, she is everything to me."
- Leigh

"my husband and i live in vegas and are design junkies and dog fanatics. my husband and i have a wine bar in nyc called "clo" dedicated to all things wine and design. read your blog daily, and have always been meaning to submit our 4 doggies for pets on furniture, but keep forgetting. finally remembered before monday this week, so here is the whole crew!
this is dorian, our 185 lb great dane "sitting" on our ligne roset pop chair.
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- Brook

"Here's my Bella on my horrible ratty old student-era couch. I do like the fabric I use as a cover, but I am SO MUCH looking forward to getting rid of this thing and buying something more beautiful to take its place! I'm moving to Tasmania soon so rest assured the couch will NOT be coming with me."
- Liz

Some of you may have read my recent post about the 2 stray cats I had to have put down in the past week, and the one I gained. Edgar (formerly Eleanor - turns out a neutered male can look an awful lot like a female) came back from the vets on Thursday with a reasonable bill of health. He is very skinny (verging on emaciation) so I am trying to fatten him up, he has some rotting teeth, and he has kidney issues but is on meds for that so we'll see in a couple weeks how it goes. He is apparently between 9-13 years old so I am very happy that should his kidney problems go away or become manageable, he will be able to live the rest of his life indoors in a loving home (hopefully not in mine, I already have 6!). He has been living on my Ikea hacked changetable/cat shelving since being back from the vets (he doesn't seem too amused by all the other cats) so I have no photos of him on anything but the shelving.