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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 and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

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"I hope you'll enjoy this photo of my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Harvey, perched on a Louis XIV style armchair. It is upholstered with fabric featuring butterflies, dragonflies and text from Shakespeare. It was a wedding present from my mum and it is my favourite piece of furniture."
- Nancy

"This is our cat Solo. She has hit the "teens" and are out running all night, but here we managed to capture her lounging on a nice chair bought at a second hand shop in sweeden. The photos are from our forest cabin."
- Mari (Oslo, Norway)

"I thought I'd contribute my picture of my dog Biscuits Jackson sitting on my favorite chair purchased for just $15(!) from the Seattle Goodwill- otherwise known as "Goodwillies"- which I miss dearly now that Biscuits and I live in South Africa. The picture was taken by the famous dog photographer Erin Vey"
- Jabu

"My name's Corinne, and this is my wiener dog Nigel Brutus. We are in Chicago and have lots of love for great furniture and design!"
- Corinne

"My cat Mollie on one of our porch chairs from World Market. She wandered into our lives one afternoon and has been loved on ever since."
- Elaine

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Julian Wass encore

Hello continuing photographer crush! Julian Wass takes a mean photo. Absolutely yummy. Love the colour (OMG the blues and oranges), the light, the interesting angles and compositions. His work is fresh and bright and I can't get enough which is why I'm showcasing more of his portfolio. (Kim touched on his work here.) Some of it may be a little familiar as Aaron Hom (from this post) is the stylist. I think I described stylists then as the partners in crime to photographers. So here's the main culprit ... Julian! Lots more after the jump.





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Flickr finds - Eames hang-it-all



... latest vintage finds

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?



  • I'll take one of everything from The Country Trader. An Australian icon. Ever have that fantasy where you hide in a shop until after hours when you re-appear and pretend you live there? Welcome to my new home! 

  • Want to make headlines? Lori Weitzner's innovative Newsworthy takes recycled newspapers to a new level of luxury. This distinctive design is woven on a handloom from strips of newsprint.

  • Combining the elegant simplicity of Japanese tradition and contemporary design these beautiful granite pieces are from Stone Forest's Garden Collection. Smooth with the rough. Love the benches. Magnificent monoliths for your garden. Just make sure you put them in exactly the right spot first time :P

  • My mind is racing with ideas on how to use Canadian artist Olga Oreshyna's wooden block panels. Rough luxe fantasies.

  • I'm channelling my inner tikki lounge bar fly here. Craving for warmer months makes me daydream of poolside cabanas, vintage surfboards, a well stocked cane bar, fans slowly spinning and these fab and fun upcycled retro chairs by local company Social Fabric Designs.  Based on the Sunshine Coast these would be perfect for a beachside getaway.


My fiancé and I spent the evening at my parent's place getting the trailer put into place in the back corner of their acre property. (For trailer details check out her blog posts here). It looks TOTALLY adorable and is coming along quite nicely, especially after a coat of paint from my twin sister, and now that it's off the driveway. My mom wants to have a little deck/stairs built out front of it and do some planting around it. I am hoping we can at least spruce the outside up a bit in the next 2 weeks before the wedding so we can get some photos in front of it. :) That all being said (perhaps I'm rambling because we're in day 4 or 5 of a ridiculous heat wave here and I'm lacking sleep) I didn't have much time for blog stuff so I figured I'd just slap up some more photos from the lovely The first bunch are of a cool renovated apartment that is just the right amount of funky (hello brown leather chesterfield!) and vintage and comfy furnishings. The last 2 (after the jump) are of a gorgeous dining space (I love benches for seating at a dining table).

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