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Wednesday
Jun292011

Small warehouse quickie

My secret stalker has been taunting me again. No make that torturing. She found this warehouse apartment in Collingwood, Melbourne. OMG. I spy a Le Bambole single seater in scuffed leather (yum), a Sigurd Ressel Falcon Chair as well as enough Thonet to start a restaurant. Here's what the real estate agent says ...

The Furnace Kiln. Offering something very special, this century old distillery has been sympathetically converted with large intimate spaces and flexible floor plan. Enter into an expansive gallery, office or living area with separate bedroom, study and garage. Up the thick Jarrah stairs to the spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining areas, two sets of double doors leading to the walled garden terrace. The upper level is a fabulous and expansive private retreat with bedroom, walk-in-robe and ensuite, study area and two further sets of double doors opening to Juliet balconies. This is a truly amazing and very private, residence that warrants inspection.

This residence doesn't only warrant an inspection it warrants me selling my soul to the design devil! Link here while it lasts.

Wednesday
Jun292011

Quickie 1

Production Designer Michael Bednark just finished work on this cottage in Provincetown, MA and his agency sent through some photos. Love the zinc wrapped counters and shelving he created. Might have to steal this idea for my own temporary kitchen re-do. Believe it or not  he also painted all of the walls to look as if they had a thousand layers of paint and then glazed them to look aged. I'd love a weekend  relaxing in this tiny kitchen, whipping up a tasty something, leaning against the counter chin wagging with friends. Think I need those blue spongeware dishes too. Thanks to Alison from The Magnet Agency.

 

Tuesday
Jun282011

David Woolley

I was reading a magazine the other day (Elle Decoration perhaps) and came across some gorgeous photos by the talented David Woolley. According to his website he has worked for many of the top mags (Marie Claire, Wallpaper, GQ), commercial campaigns and celebrity portraits (hottie Jason Statham!!). I fell in love with the diversity of his interior portfolio - some modern, some mid-century, some dark and moody....and all perfectly captured.

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Tuesday
Jun282011

Stalking beauty

Beautiful, hermoso, smukke, bell, mooi, belle, schön, όμορφη, bello, vakker, piękny, frumos, красивый, vackra, güzel, belo, 美しい. I think I really need to own this house. I have a love hate relationship with my stalking addiction. I find beauty on a Melbourne street corner and I am smitten but could never buy it. Perhaps I can afford just the outside. Yes just the outside, maybe. Link here while it lasts.

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Monday
Jun272011

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 closeups of your pet!)

I've come to terms with the fact that my white chaise has become a permanent dog bed. Visiting miniature dachshund Mo enjoys a place in the sun.
- Joanna (Kansas City)

I thought I would pass on this picture of Peanut (on the left) and Olive (on the right) at our Fluevog head office. Olive is just 16 weeks and loves my co-workers pup Peanut (3years), they are the best of buds here at the John Fluevog office. The sofa was an antique that sat in John's first store, Fox and Fluevog in Gastown over 40 years ago and has seen the backsides of many a famous and non famous fluevoggers. I recently got it restored and recovered in this Peacock colored velvet. It is a perfect place to sit for lunch or to admire these Frenchies general splendor.
- Amie

My fiance picked up this little cat bed to keep out white/black cat off our grey couch.  So far it's panned out for all of us.  When he's not getting hair all over my pants.
- Zenon (Calgary, Alberta)

I hope this photo fits...It's  a pic of a couple of society finches. The cage stands on a piece of furniture I got from my friend , from Ireland. I'm also proud of my book shelf and my plants :-D
- Reda (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Here are a few of my favourite things... my Louis-style chair from Horgans, my screenprinted shoes cushion from La Cerise Sur Le Gateau and my little man, Rascal. He is a Pomeranian x Chihuahua. He is not normally allowed upstairs in the bedroom, but I have been sick, so I guess he caught me at a weak moment.
- Melinda (Rozelle, Australia)

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