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Tuesday
Oct082013

Michaelis Boyd

I'm in awe of these spaces by London-based architecture practice Michaelis Boyd. Mostly modern with a bit of traditional mixed in, it's understated and sleek, and the results are pretty much perfection. And I want those sofas in the photo above. 

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Tuesday
Oct082013

The Nak

A few posts ago there was much debate about a Soviet bunker conversion. Bad history vs. good design. Can new lives and loves erase the horror, the harm? The Nak is a reconverted horse knackery, partly reconstructed to become a private weekender in the bush near Trafalgar in Victoria, Australia. Wolveridge Architects have created a home that is beautiful and functional while sitting solidly in its bush setting like the agricultural/industrial building it once was. The death of horses has given way to new life, new use. Thoughts? Can good adaptive design rehabilitate not just the building but the building's history?

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Tuesday
Oct082013

A simple stylish kitchen

Sometimes you don't need all the bells and whistles. Two ovens, fridge the size of a third world country, massive island, slabs and slabs of marble on walls, floors and anywhere, butler's sink big enough to swim in, walk in pantry, flower arranging bench. I'm sure I've forgotten something. Sometimes, many times you just can't afford it even if you want it or your little home just can't fit it in. Sometimes simple is necessary, simple is good, simple is stylish. Like this little kitchen by Luke Stanley Architects.

Monday
Oct072013

Mali Azima

Stunning photography by Mali Azima. Her composition is spot on, and as it happens every time I stumble upon the portfolio of a talented interior potographer, I want to redecorate my house. :)

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Monday
Oct072013

Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my 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, if the photo is too dark or unfocused then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

***** On a very sad note, this evening my husband and I will be saying goodbye to our beloved Cheeks. We're having a really hard time with this decision but we know it's for the best - and it's made even harder as we lost Edgar only 2 months ago. Poor bubba. :(

This is Lennox, he thinks he is smaller than he really is and he loves to sleep in this chair!
- Mia (Ottawa, ON)

This is Milo resting on a woven dining room chair
- Genevieve (Ottawa, ON)

Here is our cat Lady Mousquet lounging on the kitchen table I got for free at my mom's office... and Tesla, a labrador we are fostering for the Mira foundation, who always feels he should be involved in any picture-taking! 
- Justine 

This is monkey trying to hide away from my felted sculls and hearts felted cushions. Not his normal sleeping position.
- Deon

Austin loves to bask in the sunshine on what is now "his spot of the couch".
- Leslie

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