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Tuesday
Mar292011

DDIR Architecture

DDIR Architecture Studio was created in 2003 by the combined inspirations of French-Canadian architect Dominic Dube and Inge Reick, originally from Germany. This firm is based in Bangalore, India and one of their architects, Hillary, emailed us about one of their latest projects. It's the modern and minimalist Rao Residence in Hyderabad. It's perhaps too modern for some folks but a work of art regardless. And HELLO, check out the indoor pool!!! Thanks Hillary!

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Tuesday
Mar292011

Baker Kavanagh Architects

Baker Kavanagh Architects are a firm focused on creating architecture of honesty, imagination and integrity. Their heritage refurbishments have an optimism, are a delight. Wells Street is an exclusive residential development in Redfern on the edge of Sydney's CBD, consisting of a house, three contemporary terraces and the refurbishment of three heritage terraces. No stuffy refurb here. There is almost a sense of joy, a celebration of houses reborn, streetscapes renewed. Tomorrow I'll post an amazing church conversion that Baker Kavanagh Architects have shared.

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Monday
Mar282011

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!)

Here is a photo of my bunny Carabine (rifle in french) on a sofa that's been in the family for almost 50 years now... I'm presently mastering in archaeology, probably because I like old things so much.
- Justine (Montreal)

1. Charley + Henry (the two Labs) belong to Landon Cole, a local furniture designer in Los Angeles. I met them when I photographed his showroom last week, and they completely stole my heart.
2. Vivian belongs to Sherry + Dana Solomon, who own 22 Bond St on La Brea Ave. This photo was taken when I was testing the lighting at their home, during a house tour.
3. Tucker belongs to architect Steven Shortridge. I photographed his Venice Beach home last month, and Tucker was equally as important to every aspect of the home.
4. Leah and her husband have just welcomed their new baby, and their family puppy (Otis) now has to share the spotlight.

- Bethany
  
  

Here is a picture of our loveable scamp, Ziggy, taking a load off on our leather couch. He is technically not allowed on the couch, but this particular expression was so pathetic, I decided to let it slide.
- Meagan (Grapevine, TX)

This is my kitty Graffiti on a chair I found on Craigslist and had new padding added and reupholstered in vintage tweed. In my favorite obsession worthy green of course.
- Rebecca

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Monday
Mar282011

Glass box stalking

A traditional facade and a glass extension. A fusion of contemporary modern living and heritage. Sometimes there is a little secret tucked away in the backyard and in the case of this Surry Hills, Sydney home it is a stylish glass pavilion. Love the connection between indoors and out. The lush garden just a stretch away. Sometimes the you can't judge a book by its cover.

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Sunday
Mar272011

Quick shop mentions

We've had a couple new advertisers join desire to inspire so I thought I'd do a quick post to plug their Etsy shops because they sell awesome products and I wanted to make sure you all went over and had a looksie.

First up is Michael McDowell's shop mudpuppy. I've been a long time fan of this shop and have had it marked as a favourite. Michael sells hand-crafted modern ceramic - mostly airplant hanging pods, baby head planters and chimes. I'll take one of each!

The next shop is Samantha's called Royal Countess where she sells modern, timeless jewelry. Lots of goodies here including earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. I picked out a few favourites, below.