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Tuesday
Jan042011

Some favourite bathrooms of 2010

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Tuesday
Jan042011

Jonas Gustavsson

First photographer for 2011. Jonas Gustavsson. Swedish born and New York based and fabulous. What do you think of Anna Sui's wardrobe (3-7)? If I remember correctly she bought a second apartment in her building and converted it into her closet. The ultimate walk in robe and captured in all its OTTness (not a word I know!) perfectly by Gustavsson. I love the composition and angles of the photos. Somehow the rooms feel so full, bursting with inspiration. There is an intimacy. Like snooping while the owner is out. The holiday season may be finished but I still can't get enough of Scandinavian cosy winter homes (after the jump).

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Monday
Jan032011

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 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 me closeups of your pet!)

"Wanted to submit a picture of Daisy the beagle, observing Christmas morning craziness! Daisy has been in our family for three years and is the perfect family pet!"
- Michelle (Webb City, Missouri)

"This is our cat Calista sitting in her favorite spot in the living room taking in some sun rays. Her second favorite spot in the winter: The vent on the floor :-D"
- Wendy (Alexandria, VA)

"Our Yula on her favourite chair."
- Magda (SW Ontario, Canada)

"here is luna, our french bulldog, in brooklyn enjoying a breeze on the couch in the summer and cuddling up in the winter."
- Liana

"This red and cream checked wing chair is accented by Pumpkin, the six month-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi. She lives in El Cajon, California with her cousin, Darby, and her humans Glenn and Melissa. And just for fun here is a cute one of BOTH of my corgis that doesn't meet your submission criteria, but is cute anyway."
- Melissa

"Ektorp furniture is a dime a dozen I know, but I was trying to get a shot of my ' minimalist' arrangement of branches with 'Nest'(Tamar) inspired Dream Catcher and Banshee was determined to get in the shot."
- Tamara

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Monday
Jan032011

Lazy weekends

Last day of my 3 day New Year's break and I have scrubbed and painted, weeded and mowed the lawn, entertained friends and started work on Kelvin's man cave (here). I'm exhausted in a good way and now I am racing to get this post completed before an ugly thunderstorm hits. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a small farmhouse in the country to run away to on weekends? A fireplace, a big eat in kitchen and a pool right off the back deck. Wouldn't it be wonderful if it was this house? Mr Bank Manager any chance of yet another loan? Pretty please? Link here while it lasts.

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Saturday
Jan012011

Resolutions

Happy New Year! 2010 was a good year for Kim and me. Kim got married. I bought a house. Our blog grew and grew. Yes it was a good year. I think 2011 will be too. I'm never one for resolutions. I last about a week if I am lucky before all my good intentions fly out the window. You too? This year though I resolve to take my time, to slow down, to enjoy. Both of us have full time jobs and the blog is almost becoming one as well. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the luxury of ditching the day job and blogging full time? A girl can dream. Kim and I are going to take the weekends off for January. We are going to relax, slow down, enjoy. More likely we are going to repair, paint, plan extensions and renovate but we'll have our weekends to ourselves .... that's the resolution. Ha! I wonder how long it will take for one of us to break it? Kim is already saying that she might do the occasional favourite blog post. I have quite a few WINK worthy products that have come in over the past few weeks. We will both be posting on our own personal pages. Come visit us there. Just click on the tabs above to take you to Kim's page or Jo's page. What resolutions have you made? More importantly how long is it before you break them?