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Tuesday
Mar152011

MINIM

Be still my beating heart! Minimalist but maximizing potential, simple yet complex, feminine, warm, over scaled yet intimate. Functional and covetable, pure and essential yet just a little (actually a lot) luxe. Modernist beauty by Barcelona based Elina Vila and Agnès Blanch of MINIM. New meets old in the most beautiful way. This is definitely a must see website.

  

  

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Monday
Mar142011

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 desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

Our cat Sneeze in her favorite room. I secretly think it's because her coat looks so nice with room.
- Katie (Detroit, MI)

1 - My maltese, Pietra, appreciating the view from our all-white contemporary sofa!
2 - My maltese, Pietra, catching some rays on our contemporary rattan chair (with white leather cushions)!

- Joanna (Stamford, CT)

again, simon on his sofa...
- Jessica (new york, ny)

Here is our warmth-loving 10 month old cat Tarts on the living room table. The laptops ventilation is working on full speed trying to ventilate itself under the 4 kilo Tarts who is actually enjoying the hot surface and the hot artificial sun! Our home is in Estonia, where we have cold winters up to -30 and we all seek for the warmer place! ;)
- Kätlin (Estonia, Tallinn)

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Monday
Mar142011

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

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!)

This cat belongs to Natalia Ortega, a Dominican clay artist who lives in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone. I dropped by her house the other day and snapped a picture of this chill little guy. Natalia designed the chair; the cat dropped in her lap by sheer luck.
- Rab

1 - chippy caught on film. chippy, my large maine coon cat, sits on one of the kitchen table chairs looking like he has been arrested for a crime.
2 - fort sheridan. this chair belonged to my boyfriend's grandmother.  now it belongs to our cats.

- Dawn (iowa city, ia)

This is Harry the 2 year old French bulldog. He is sitting on a folded Woolrich blanket that is on a Wegner Sawbuck chair. In the background is a collection of vintage McCoy pottery from the 1930’s and 40’s. The wall color is Farrow and Ball Railings.
- Aaron (Williamsburg, Brooklyn. NYC)

This is a picture of Sluggo squirrel watching from his favorite spot on the ottoman.
- Aimee

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Monday
Mar142011

New book by Richard Powers

Excited by the the latest book from Richard Powers and Dominic Bradbury to hit the shelves - New Natural Home published by Thames & Hudson with French & Hungarian editions also available. "New Natural Home is a far reaching survey of some of the most enticing and eco-friendly homes from around the world. These are houses that are beautiful, well designed, flexible and that will inspire greener ways of living. Combining practical information, wide ranging texts and beautiful photography, New Natural Home is all about the next generation of pioneering, seductive and sustainable houses." If these teaser shots are anything to go by it looks gorgeous! You can grab a copy here.

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Monday
Mar142011

Tom Ferguson Architecture & Design

Shortlisted for the Australian Interior Design Awards in the interior decoration category is this Pearl Beach house by Tom Ferguson (TFAD). It's easy to see why. Extensive renovations to this 60s beach house have created a too cool, old school pad. Love the expanses of white juxtaposed with timber walls, the combination of mid century classics and beach shack hand me downs,  the walls of glass and of course that fireplace. Simplicity and style. The perfect combination.

  

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