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Rustic idyll

More and more I feel myself drawn to the rustic ... the sophisticated rustic. The beauty of natural materials juxtaposed with contemporary luxury. Texture and minimalism. Solid, firm, permanent. One foot in the past, one in the future. I've featured Spanish firm Minim before and we have had a small glimpse of this Priorat house but when I found architectural photographer Eugeni Pons' portfolio I gasped. There is a richness, a warmth, a touch of humanity in these photos. Simple but luxe, rustic yet modern, it is a complex space. It may seem simple but it's a carefully considered play of opposites. Voids and solids, rough and smooth, past and present and Eugeni's shots capture it perfectly.

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Luisa Olazábal

Occasionally I like to blog a designer/stylist/photographer whose style leaves me a bit out of my comfort zone. Luisa Olazábal is an interior designer from Madrid, and her portfolio filled with beautiful spaces does just that. They are classic with a contemporary flair, sophisticated and refined with soothing, muted colour palettes.

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Summer time

... and the living is easy. Latest work by Swedish stylist Mikael Beckman for Svenskt Tenn. Gorgeous!


Claire Larritt-Evans


Still want more after yesterday's Fenton & Fenton post? How about the stylist for so many of the shots on the new website? Über talented Claire Larritt-Evans. OMG the colour! The fun! The mix and match. The woman is a genius. Love her work so much. I must admit that the shot of the orange lacquer Chinese cabinet has been in my inspiration files forever. Love. Check out Claire's blog too for updates on her new work.

P.S. Great photos by Tony Mott.

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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 and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

Here are three pictures of my Italian greyhound Bailey and my mutt Henny on my antique daybed... or should I say THEIR daybed.  We had a feeling this would happen, so we also bought a Mitchell and Gold sectional for us humans.
- Rica (Manhattan, NY)

This is Freddie and Mittens on a sheepskin clad Wegner lounge chair @ their home in North East London :)
- Robin

Attached is an image of my cat playing around in my new ikea expedit shelves!
- Claire

This is Cole in one of his favorite lounging spots in my mens clothing store in Toronto
- Joseph

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