Wednesday
Aug102011

Hump day inspiration

It's Wednesday, the middle of a VERY long week, and the 3rd week I have been acting for my boss while she's been on holidays (GUESS WHO NEEDS SOME HOLIDAYS NOW??) My husband and I have not heard from our project manager for our house renos/addition in over 2 weeks, and we're hoping ANY DAY NOW we'll get our permits. I am having a hard time scoring some discounted bathroom fixtures and flooring. We're still waiting to hear from the bank, something that was supposed to be simple and take 3 days has now been over 3 weeks. And my little sister turns 30 today. (30?? WTF???) I have to say, I did feel better for a few moments while looking through the website of Finnish magazine Avotakka (previously blogged here, back when I was also bitching about something or other).

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Wednesday
Aug102011

Riddle me this while I real estate stalk

A house chock-a-block full of David Bromley paintings just down the road from David Bromley's A Day on Earth shed in Daylesford, Victoria. A coincidence and a local with a deep pocket and great taste or perhaps the artist's bolt hole? Don't know but what I do know is that I love the relaxed vibe of this country house .... and the amazing art. Wish we could see more of the large open plan living/dining area in what I'm assuming is the dairy. Yes old country house and renovated dairy guest house. The bad real estate shots have whetted my appetite for more. I've been stalking again. Tomintoul c 1860. Link here while it lasts.

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Tuesday
Aug092011

Annette Ekjord

Annette Ekjord is an interior designer and stylist based in Oslo, Norway whose clients include Ikea and many of my favourite Scandinavian magazines such as Sköna Hem, Hus & Hem, Bo Bedre and Vtwonen. I am in need of a bit of a dose of scandi and white today, so join me with a deep breath and a great big *SIGH*.

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Tuesday
Aug092011

Karl Anderson +1

Swimming in saturated colour. Shining with bright, white light. I've said it before ad I'll say it again. I have a photographer crush. I'm not flighty though. I've admired photographer Karl Anderson's work since I first featured him here. Beautiful, rich shots at the same time light and buoyant. Don't you just find yourself saying "wanna wanna wanna walk right in."

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Monday
Aug082011

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

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  desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

This is our new 15-week old French Bulldog, Luna, on our bed (where she really isn't allowed yet)...I love her smushed-nose profile. =)
- Kate

This is Jimmy! I work for an interior design store and my employer recently had her home photographed. She couldn’t leave her bud Jimmy out of the pictures!! 
- Alisa

I'm sending some photos of Miroslav, my adopted hyperactive stray cat. I think he has a thing for design chairs because he's always chilling on our Eames or on our Sergio Rodrigues inspired... Here's a capture of one of these downtempo moments!
- Miri

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