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Paul Ryan-Goff

My mediocre day of coughs and sneezes, tissues and head colds is made instantly brighter just visiting Paul Ryan-Goff's stellar portfolio. This über talented UK-based photographer almost paints his images with natural light, composition is clever and he knows just how to capture that daydream we all need. A cosy room. a warm fire, favourite objects and serenity, beautiful, beautiful serenity. So much 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 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 and a brief description can be sent to and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"Hi, my name is Ana Ferraz, I'm from Brazil and this lovely pet is Bijou, one of my four adopted cats. She is a delicate white princess, an angel with blue vivid eyes. She is so beautiful (I'm a proud that I consider her a essential part of the decoration."
- Ana

"This is my dog, Seiko. Doing what she likes the most... yawning"
- Karina

"I'm sending you a photo of my cat Sofia Coppola on my retro furniture."
- Johansen (Olomouc, Czech Republic)

"Is this furniture??? The Kitty thinks so. She likes to perch here and look out at the garden...... when she's not lounging on my floor cushions.... or trying to blend into the sofa. It's a rustic hand carved bench from Bali. Too big for my house really, but I can't part with it....or the cat! -- We found "Kitty" when she was just a kitten. She's deaf and was stranded on our roof after a typhoon. She's 10 years old now and fat!"
- Tamara

"This is Ponyo, on his favourite look-out spot on our tatami mat. Watching the world go by."
- Min & Eugene

"This is our cat Houdini caught plotting his escape!"
Alexis & Alex (NYC)

"My friend Adelaide, sitting inconspicuously in the morning sun, on a forest green Thalya Chair from Kartell. Hope you like!"
- Joshua


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Tale of two cities 1 + 2

I'm stalking Melbourne and Sydney. Daydreaming again. (News on my own house search. We signed on a house here in Brisbane only to have it fall over on building and pest ... termites ... eek! The search goes on again. See what I bought instead on my page.) The first house today is from Prahan in Melbourne. Love the kitchen counter, the ladder and lights. Love the bones of this house, the bathroom vanities and the practical backyard. The second house, after the jump, is in Redfern in Sydney with recycled timbers, a loft bedroom and clever layout for a tiny space. Funky and fun, warm and quirky. The perfect inner city pad. Oh and I decided to add a third house just to even things up in the competition. 

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Flickr finds - window seats



... found on eBay and destined to be a lamp base ... yes really! More of Gordon 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? A mixed bag of wonderful finds is what's in this week! Enjoy!!



  • Insitu wall planters offer you a unique way to display your pot plants, adding colour and beauty to otherwise empty spaces. A perfect focal point for your apartment balcony. Five standard sizes available. I need one of these so bad. Herbs or flowers? Both? Aussie too!

  • Loving the new range from Ponyrider especially the Players Welcome cushions and quilt. But everything is fabulous including the flags and the wall dots. One of everything then! Yes one of everything!




  • Shine by S.H.O .... glam, vintage meets fashion forward, midcentury meets funk. Loving the groove. Loving the fun. Loving the OTT designs by Susan Hornbeak Ortiz.

  • DenHaus - for when you don't want your pets on the furniture but in it! Designer dog crates for the stylish home. Sleek lines and a modern pedigree!


  • The ladies at Remodelista (still can't get enough of that blog)wanted to let us know about an exciting upcoming event. Remodelista is partnering with Dwell Magazine and Curated, an LA and NY-based interior design firm, to offer 100 free design consulting sessions to Dwell on Design attendees in Los Angeles on June 26th and 27th as part of the “Designer is IN” program.  The gratis design consultations will be provided by local interior designers, who will be available to help across the entire home design spectrum. Remodelista editors will also be present to meet with attendees and give input on projects.


  • EXTRA EXTRA ... Want to see your home in a HOLIDAY with Matthew Mead full size spread?? Do friends and family tell you your home is magazine worthy? Have you ever wondered if your home has what it takes to be featured in print? Matthew Mead and his team are running the best contest ever. All the details here.