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Louise Bickle

Love the saturated colour. Love the faded elegance. Love the portfolio of stylist Louise Bickle. Actually more than stylist ... design + styling + production + events. Cosy rumpled afternoons. Tea and flowers, dogs and daybeds, life in a slower lane. She makes you dream doesn't she?




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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...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!)

P.S. There are more adorable pets after the jump!

"This is our 10 year little chihuahua cross Romey that we rescued from a puppy mill 8 years ago, they used him as a stud to make more little dogs. His name was Romeo when we first brought him home how unfortunately appropriate. He's one handsome little guy snoozing on his favourite spot."
- Matt

"This is my Weimaraner, Lincoln on the couch in our living room.  He's not really supposed to be up there, but he loves watching traffic go by.  And how can I resist that face and those ears!"

"Meu nome é Magda e moro em Ribeirão Preto. Aí vai uma foto de um cantinho da minha sala com minha gatinha Bella, de 8 meses. Ela adora ser fotografada."
- Magda

"Attached is a photo of my dear rescue dog, Harry!! He's a 3 1/2 year old Jack Russel terrier. He's sitting on a vintage chair from a thrift store, painted black and upholstered with Schumacher's Gainsborough Velvet."
- Geyer

"Here's a pic of Bianca resting on our couch!!"
- Mercedes (Argentina)

"This is my 2 years old French bulldog Iggy (in tribute to Iggy Pop) with his old frend the giant sea-turtle : he hesitates between Eames and Stark chair."
- Dominique (France)

"Gertrude is a smaller-than-average English Bulldog with an underbite, a best friend named Lois, and a distinctive snort. Her hobbies include watching HGTV, having her belly rubbed, and riding in the car. Gertie does not know any tricks, but she loves to make people laugh and eat lots of cookies."
- Meghan

"Meet Lola, my 4 month old Ragdoll kitten. When she’s not following me from room to room like a second shadow, she likes to jump up from my Barcelona chair onto this mirrored table to get a really good look outside."
- Margaret (Toronto)


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On the bottom shelf, way, way back ...

... was a dusty volume long forgotten. A treasure trove of retro storage, a book that could just prove that everything old is new again. As I flicked from page to page I was confused. Hadn't I seen these rooms in a recent Inside Out or Elle Decoration? I love finding a long lost book especially when it is Storage, A House and Garden Book, Melinda Davis, Pantheon Books, New York, 1978. Dreaming of moving in to any of these rooms. More next week ... and more after the jump.

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Flickr finds - granny chic



... my next project

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?


  • Wire art installation at the Bay, Toronto. Botanticals and butterflies break from their wire whirlwind and bring a smile with their whimsy and wonder. Imagine these floating across your ceiling. Beautiful work from Toronto interior designer and artist Teresa Leung.



  • Weaving a magic of a different kind with a different material is Australian Darcy Clarke. Fluid shapes and scattering light and shadow. Earthy, tactile pieces that delight the eye with their organic shapes. Rough meets smooth, handmade meets modern design, old meets new. I need some of these in my life.

  • Photographer Anna Williams has shot for Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, O Magazine. Her portfolio is full of inspiring interiors, luscious food, exotic destinations and beautiful people. (See our post on Anna here.) But Anna takes her work further in an ongoing essay exploring hunger, consumption and beauty. These stunning images are just a taste of what awaits you at the latest issue of The Voracity - A Princely Feast.


  • Tactile and sexy. Sleek and curvaceous. Sculptural furniture by Robert Austin Gonzalez, part of the Grace collection. I just want to polish these beautiful pieces over and over. Sensual, dare I say erotic? Love.