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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 both pet and furniture takes center stage. (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. For example, if it's REALLY dark or fuzzy (camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com)

"Chii has taken to sunning herself in this wacky patterned chair and leaves behind big tufts of her white fur. However, I don't hear of her new pal complaining about a little hair..."
- Amanda

"Max is a year old maltipoo who has charmed the entire family! A great friend for our 2 year old Labradoodle."
- Teri

"Charleston the Wheaten Terrier is sitting on our (his) favorite chair.  He likes it so much that he chewed the arm while waiting for us to come home one day.  He often sits on this chair and stares out the window until he's too tired to sit up anymore."
- Kaneil

"This is Zoe. She's probably the most photographed pet in the history of pets. I tried to get her to sit in the Wassily chair, but she wasn't having it."
- Stephanie

"Our cat Daphne is not content to sit on the floor when we're sitting at the table. Instead she likes to be part of things on her own chair. The only catch is that she won't jump up unbidden. This is a cat who requires an engraved invitation in the form of much patting of the chair and encouragement from us.
I couldn't resist also sending you this one. Whenever we put the futon down in our guest room/office and prepare it for a guest, Daphne decides that we've made it up for her and promptly props herself up - like a human - against the pillows. We have several different photos of her in these sorts of positions on the futon. We call them her boudoir shots.
- Tammy

"This is Music. She loves sleeping on the Ghost chair, especially when the fleece is removed. I suppose the cool plastic surface has a way with her."
- Adrien

"That's my beloved Viszla Tibor. He passed away Jan 1 of this year. He was a notorious furniture lounger, and was a flexible as a piece of over-cooked pasta. My friend Amy keeps on telling me that I should send you a pic of him, because he was so ridiculous."
- Kathi

"My 2 year old beagle, Hiro, loves to take over my spot when I take a break from the work desk. He would get comfy and sometimes fall asleep on the arm rest."
- Vera

"Here is a picture of our cat Senator Pickle. Also known as the esteemed Senator Pickle from the State of Litter Box. He is a fat cat trapped in a skinny cats body (he is obsessed with food). He can also destroy a roll of toilet paper in mere seconds by using his teeth and back claws. We got him from the SPCA and adore him...& he tolerates us since we feed him."
- Erin & Paul

"Here’s my wonderful Lab mix Lucy. She’s too cute to scold when she’s up on the furniture."
- Sarah

"Thought you might enjoy this photo of my terrier, Olive in our cabinet..."
- Kate

Since we didn't get a ton of photos this week, I thought I'd add one of my own. This is a photo of my cat #7, Edgar, on my DIY sofa with Cheeks in the background. The 2 of them are my old boys, and have spent every waking moment in the past week on those blankets. Big babies.


Tale of two cities

Once upon a time two wealthy "princesses" in two different cities decided to see what they could buy with millions of dollars. Let's say in Sydney and Melbourne in Australia. They were a little disappointed because the property bubble never burst in Australia. House prices are still stratospheric but a princess must make do with just a fine house instead of a castle if she must. Here's what our princesses found. The Sydney princess likes Woollahra (our first house) while her Melbourne rival likes the slightly more laid back (if you could even call it that) Prahran cottage. If you were a princess with a few mill to splash out which one would you choose?

The Prahran princess ....


Flickr finds - Christmas



What Jo looks like at last!

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? A very mixed group is the answer!

  • Loving these pieces at Beclau, a family owned and operated business, a high-end custom timber furniture manufacturer. Homewares too.

  • Bus roll and leather journals from davidmetnicole. Sigh. These are perfect. Vintage 1950 British destination blinds. Please Santa, please.

  • New York City-based interior designer Jennifer Esposito has launched her child-friendly furniture collection called Jenny’s Blocks, sophisticated, multi-purpose pieces made out of dense foam. Chic, modern adult furniture and a child’s indoor jungle gym. Clever!

  • For the bookworm. The Lampada Poltrona by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, perfect for your chair or bedhead. Leather and chrome plated brass. At Suite NY. Love this, so want this.


  • Charlotte Waters from Brooklyn, NY emailed to introduce Handcrafted Coops, what every stylish chicken needs in their christmas stocking (my words not her's). Portable chicken coops for backyard and urban farmers. Architecture for the birds! "Our coop is based on the 'chicken ark' that has been used by British hen keepers for decades. Our coops are made with plantation-grown, sustainable materials. They provide a healthy, predator-proof home for 4 hens or 6 bantams." Put some wheels on them and we call them chicken tractors here in Australia. When I finally get my house I'm getting a couple of chickens. Maybe they'd like a swanky home like this!


Koop Design is an architecture and custom furniture firm based in South Africa. It was founded in 1999 by Richard Stretton. Richard's first 2 projects were 2 game lodges where he lived on-site in remote settings and built the buildings and furniture by hand. Koop’s design ethos - to produce buildings and products that are environmentally sensitive and energy efficient. A crossover between architectural and furniture design form s the basis of Koop; the furniture is approached structurally and the architecture is assembled like large pieces of furniture. Beautiful settings for such beautifully hand-crafted work. Check out the website for all the gorgeous furniture he has designed that can be ordered.