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Marcus O’Reilly Architects

Located on a highly desirable street two blocks from the beach in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda is this zincalume clad extension grafted to an Edwardian home in a dramatic yet
sensitive fashion.  Old is tied to new, modern meets traditional. Bi-fold doors ensure a seamless flow from indoors to outdoors. It's about bright sunlit spaces shaded by seasonal vines, strategically planted deciduous trees and overhangs. Think high end finishes with durability as the key and all on a tight budget.  Even the clothesline was given the designer twist, with a rock weight/peg holder adding a bit of flair to a typically ordinary domestic object. Another stunning project by Marcus O'Reilly Architects. (Don't forget to click to read more after the jump.)

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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...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 and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"Greetings from the Caribbean! Pikey is primarily an outdoor island cat but when the garden needs sprayed and she is forced to spend the day indoors, this is how she celebrates.  Another one of her mid yawn on one of her favorite outdoor chairs."
"My Chihuahua Princeton stretching out on our homemade short-legged table. He loves to jump up there and drink my coffee every morning when I step out of the room!"  
- Natalie
"My new little kitten, Roxie, loves to sniff all the smells in my apartment building's tiny backyard as she perches on this rustic cafe chair--an indulgent impulse purchase I made one Saturday morning last summer as I wandered through the downtown of a nearby town and noticed a "going out of business sale" sign in the window of one of my favorite little home decor shops."
- Andrea
"In honour of you being featured in a Singapore magazine, here's 4-month old Mini Schnauzer Bacon posing in our design showroom in Singapore. Second picture is of him lazing at home on a newly upholstered cube stool with fabric from Ikea."
- Vincent
"Here we have Archibald Jebidiah enjoying the sunshine on his Virginia estate.  He’s thinking “Gosh it’s good to live in Dixie!
- Bethann
"Hi, I'm Nebojsa and this is my cat Katja. She simply loves to sleep under this cool lamp which is actually her 'solarium'. :)"
- Nebojsa

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Don't let these scans fool you. If you ever come across a copy of Unique Home Improvements run. Run fast. Do not look. The vast majority of this English publication is horrid. Think wall to wall bathroom carpet, tapestry chairs and shag pile, multiple platform levels lying in wait from unsuspecting punters, acres of knotty pine and brick and wallpaper covering everything from pipes to light switches. These are the few images that didn't terrify me. You have been warned! Unique Home Improvements, edited by Harry Butler, Golden Hands Books, Marshall Cavendish, London and New York, 1975 run

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Flickr finds - yellow



.... see my latest find here

WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we've found and things we think you'll want to see. If you'd like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we'll link you. So what's in this week?

  • Katrien from Voila thought we might like these. Yes please! I'm at a loss for words except for ones like want, weird, way out, want and strangely inspiring. When the living room bumps into art. If you don't already know you can also find Voila on 1st Dibs. In the mean time I'm trying to figure out how I can move in to Voila to live there.

  • Granny chic reaches new heights. Crocheted lights by Moonbasket. Imagine the shadows thrown on the walls and ceiling. Cozy and chic!


  • Two trends, birds and bunting. Combined and the result? These too too cute one of a kind 3D bird art by Atlanta based independent artist and illustrator Pragya. Etsy shop here.


  • The gummybear chair and free-range toy boxes by Yam & Toast ... designed with your kids in mind. OK team these with the birds and bunting and you're on the way to a stellar kid's room. Too fun!


  • Modernica have a great deal running Monday April 19 to Friday April 30. They are offering free shipping and no tax on the V-Leg and Bentwood Modernica Case Study beds. This includes all single, full, queen, standard + California kings, with both metal or bentwood legs. It’s a great opportunity to get one of these timeless beds! Everyone can take advantage of this opportunity through the Modernica website  or at the Los Angeles Showroom located on 7366 Beverly Boulevard. (This promo does not include the Alpine or Fastback beds. Shipping must be within the continental United States. Rresidents of California pay no tax as well.) Damn don't you hate the fine print if you don't live in the States!! :)