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Monday
Nov152010

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, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"Mulot vs Le Corbusier"
- Lorea

"i'm pretty sure bert loves my bed more than he loves me."
- Ann (Boston, MA)

"This is our 19 year old cat Ollie making himself at home amongst our cushions. The clicking camera woke him up and he wasn't very happy!"
- Sara (Manchester, England)

"I just bought a small apartment in the centre of Amsterdam and a small kitten to accompany it. Here you see 4 month old Billie relaxing on the arm rest of one of the two Exquis chairs (a brand apparently unknown on the internet) I bought from marketplace (the Dutch craiglist)."
- Alex

"This is Chairman Meow next to a Kartell unit and on a window seat. This picture was taken for a post on Come Over Sunday and is owned and much loved by James and Leila who live in Marrickville Sydney."
- Rachel

"These are my 3 cats: Aldo, who is an 18-year old stray Siamese that jumped into my arms on a rainy day on the street; Chaplin, the tuxedo and Artos, the orange cat; both of them rescues, also. Aldo has recently discovered the cubbyhole that I cut into the sideboard. The sideboard/chest used to be a mid-century music cabinet, which I found on the curb. I gutted the interior and where the speakers used to be, cut out a hole and lined it with fleece. It makes for a little cat-cave and my cats take turns to claim it. I recently painted the walls with stripes and adding the key-collection to make the entry-hall look like a curio-cabinet."
- Astrid (New York)

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Monday
Nov152010

More from Petra Bindel 

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I'm filling in for Jo this morning as she is hopefully having a smooth move into her new home. I haven't spoken to her since Thursday - our only method of communication is via IM and I imagine she hasn't had her internet hooked up yet. I'm dying to hear how things are going and to see photos of her home. Anyhoo, I found myself on the website of Swedish photographer Petra Bindel the other day and I thought I'd post an update since it's been almost 2 years since Jo blogged about her work. I'm a huge fan as she's made the rounds of many Swedish magazines with her somewhat raw and oraganic photos that are a glimpse into beautiful spaces, like a tease to the eye. Yummy.

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Sunday
Nov142010

Favs of the week

Friday
Nov122010

MH Studio

Jo is off taking care of the move to her new home (YAY!!) and I'm here taking care of business. To end off the work week, I wanted to share the work of New York interior design shop MH Studio. The M is for Shari Markbreiter, who "brings a fresh energy to traditional luxury. Her inspired blending of color, form and texture produce consistently sophisticated and comfortable interiors". The H is for Benjamin Huntington, who has over 20 years of training in the art of Feng Shui. Together they create wonderful spaces, and I love how they utilize every inch of space (which in New York is necessary).

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Friday
Nov122010

A home in Marseille

Last week I blogged a reader request for industrial kitchens. As a result we received an email from Céline, who wanted to share her loft in downtown Marseille, the south of France. She sent some photos of her industrial kitchen, along with photos of her dining room and patio (which took 6 months to create) and a couple before photos. "In the dining room and kitchen we mixed vintage letterboxes, my father's old shop 'comptoir' with antique carrera marble, old advertising, a station board, tolix chairs ...." I adore the kitchen - it's far from sparse which gives it such an inviting feel. It's eclectic and creative and the result is functional and convenient. Fantastic job Céline!!