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Sort of patchwork

I saw the following photo on Sköna hem and had to post it as Jo and I are huge fans patchwork sofas. While I don't love the florals used, the other fabrics are working for me and it looks so loungey and comfortable. I also love that it has no legs. That way all the cat toys don't collect underneath. :) (I know, this isn't a full post but it's Sunday night and frankly I'm dying to try out this cake-in-mug-recipe before it gets too late.)


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 

"This is our family Shih Tzu, Coconut, propped on grandma's couch in her sitting room. One of the few times you won't see her in someone's arms. They work well together, don't you think?"
- Nicole

"I wanted to send along a photo of my little one - Javier Mascherano (my husband's a big, big Liverpool football fan). Javier (a pug/beagle mix) has been such a naughty little climbing monkey these days, constantly climbing on laps, sofas and even the mantle! (OK, he had a little help with that one...)"
- Sharalee

"I saw the pics of cat on chair's why I hope you'll like my cat Keshi on my old orange EMU i did in pink now."
- MadameBidule

"Pets on furniture submission!"
- Evonne

"Here is Gatsby, our mini-dachshund, on his 2nd birthday sitting on our Thonet bentwood chair."
- Chelsea

"We have two wonderful cats - Suess (the one on the top of the cushions) and Esperanza. These are their favorite sleeping spots in the entire house - in the sun room in the front of our eastern facing bungalow."
- Cheryl

"I'd like to share these two pictures of Scratchy and my sparkly stool. I love them both!"

"Here is a photo of my beautiful Irish Wolfhound Fergus trying very hard to pretend he doesn’t take up much room on my 2 ½ seater sofa!"

"This is my mum's chihuahua Kara taking a nap."
- Kim

"I know I have missed this week's post but maybe you can post Chen for next week."
- Keith-yin

"I have been reading your blog for ages now, and I am a true fan of "Pets on furniture". So now I finally decided to send you a mail with pictures of the two most adorable dogs! First, meet Cindy. She is a 4 year old wirehaired dachshund. She lives with my brother, his fiancé and their little daughter. And her favorite spot at the time is in the firewood basket on top of a fluffy carpet. Since the new baby came there is not room for Cindy on the couch anymore, and this is the nearest she'll get :) She LOVES it in there! And then you can meet the love of my life, Lilo. She is a 2 1/2 year old Staffordshire bull terrier. The most loving, cuddling and big hearted dog there is! You will never meet a dog quite like her<3 She unfortunately does not live me anymore, but there isn't a day when I don't think about her! On the first picture with her ears up she is just "chillin" on the couch - that she is not allowed to be on - while I am in the other room. Picture two; baby gets busted and puts her cute face on."
- Caroline

"This is my smooth English cream mini dachshund Shira, who was raised with our cats and has some identity issues - and her son Frisco, who seems to understand the purpose of a sofa better than his mom does!"
- Clarice

"About an hour after my gorgeous new wingback chair was delivered, Olivia staked her claim to it."
- Averill

"My photo is of our recent addition to the household, Dangercat. A neighborhood stray who decided to stay since he matched the decor."
- Sandi

"I love this concept, so thought I'd share a few of my own photos. Here's a few pics of my terrier mutt Sherlock, on various pieces of furniture he has commandeered around the apartment."
- Nina

"I have one more 'pets on furniture' submission for your consideration. Whenever we go to my aunts farm, there is yet another cat in the house.  This was one of the first times I'd met Ginger, camouflaged in her natural environment."
- Matt

"After testing all the various spots, Robbie has chosen his optimum sleeping spot."
- Susan



WARNING. If clean modern lines, natural finishes, midcentury furniture classics, an understanding of the relationship between inside and out, the beauty of timber tick your boxes, if practicality is as important as beauty, if rooms should be playful and life is for living and homes are for people then Australian architectural firm Alwill will have your heart pounding, your palms sweaty and your head in a spin. Don't worry. It's not lethal. It's love.







Flickr finds - headboards



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?


  • Flotsam and Jetsam table coffee table by Melbourne based architecture firm Marcus O’Reilly Architect. Truly beautiful. Truly unique. Made from driftwood washed up on the local beaches around St Kilda. Love the markings, stamps, holes and hardware in the wood and it's pared back, rubbed down and waxed finish. Made to order. Details here


  • ´╗┐Need to find a Christmas present for your family's midcentury maniac. Blue Art Studio has two new posters featuring George Nelson and Ray and Charles Eames. Love their other digital art too. And here's a free 2010 calendar from the Blue Ant crew to download!

  • Don't think we've featured a sink plug before but hey why not when the plug looks as cool as this one. Water Stopping Water.

  • Please Santa I've been a good girl. Maybe one of these in my Christmas stocking. Danese Milano Perpetual Calendar designed by Enzo Mari. Slide the strips of wood  (walnut ramin beech and maple) to show the date in English and Italian.

  • Fun, quirky and just the right jolt of colour and pattern. Made from printed plywood offcuts the Artplay seat by Spacecraft is definitely on my wish list. Actually everything at Spacecraft is on my wish list.