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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!)

"here is my cat Miko on our vintage furniture."
- Mathilde (Le Mans, France)

"Here's a pic of my chihuahua, Arlo Guthrie hanging out in the living room."
- Kara

"Hello, this is my half-Persian cat, Lady. She's cute, isn't she?"
- Agata (Poland, Lodz)

"Hi, this is Sasha, my 3-year-old shepherd mix. I adopted her seven months ago, and she just recently discovered this new perch, in what I now call her Watching Chair (old cheap club chair, Pottery Barn slip cover), where she monitors the goings-on outside my window. In the second photo she is on my new Room & Board sofa contemplating my laptop, which she wishes I would move, as this sofa has quickly become her favorite. spot. ever."
- Jennifer (San Francisco)

"Our furbaby, Charlie, waiting to have his diaper changed - guess he got fed up with the kitty litter..."
- Lauren

"1) Skook on the side chair
2) Gracie the IG and Angus the Monster Kitten
3) Angus in bed, thinking about his next meal
- Pamela (Albany, NY)

"This is Muchacho, my black mixed labrador. Muchacho is sitting on an armchair which I inherited from my grandparents. Its cushions were at a really bad condition but I could see its potential so I painted it, chose a new fabric and padded it. Both Mucahcho and I are very pleased with the result! I added a "before" picture of the 2-seater sofa (sorry but I didn't take a "before" picture of the actual armchair Muchacho is sitting on) so you can see the difference."
- Tammy (Tel Aviv, Israel)

"pictured here are 3 of our 5 little cuties, Lulu (in the shadows) and Apple and Gemma (the terrible twins) playing in the early morning South African winter sunlight……we all can’t wait for the summer sun to come again."
- Anne-Marie

"This is my new Labrador X Kelpie puppy, Lizzy, on my Bentwood (which clearly needs some TLC!). I picked up the Bentwood for $20 and Lizzy for free - sometimes the greatest things in life cost you (next to) nothing!"
- Maria

"This is Gus -- full name Gussie Buddy Lovie -- the love of our lives. He's a three year old brown tabby who lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York. As you can tell, he's very handsome, and he's inspired the decor in our (Rebecca Goldberg + John Mato's) home. Pictured here, we have a vintage trunk and movie theater chairs in front of a Lolita movie poster. Gus likes that we have furniture with character."
- Rebecca, John + Gus (New York)


Behind the blue door

Stalking again. Wouldn't you think that now that I have found a house to buy that I'd stop lurking on real estate sites? Never! So what is hiding behind this seemingly simple Victorian facade? A stylish contemporary family home. What else would you expect! Link here while it lasts.

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Flickr finds - modern living interiors

I spent 14 hours on the road yesterday driving back from Prince Edward Island, and since I had nothing ready to post today, I just zipped through the Flickr group modern living interiors and snagged some photos of people's personal spaces that I like. Enjoy.

J. Winter
Hotels Paris Rive Gauche
Jan Charles Linus Ekenstam
stacy anne longenecker
Simplified Building Concepts

woofslc Vintage Pleasure
wood & wool stool foxjames67


... is it that time again?!!!

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?



  • How cool is the Runner Table from Duffy London? Thin steel legs combine with a substantial walnut table top.  Deceptively weightless it appears to float. Love the crisp modern lines. Launching at London Design Week 2010.

  • Reinterpreting the usually conventional camel back sofa is the Moreau by PINCH. Seriously sexy!!! Actually there's not a thing on PINCH's website that I don't love.


  • This is the NOOK stool by the German company VIAL. Designed by Patrick Frey it combines straight lines with soft and symmetrically arranged curves. I'm loving its sculptural feel. Indoors or out.


  • Time for some "save-the-dates". First up Sibella Court is having her next flea market at her wonderland of a store The Society Inc September 4th. The last one looked a treat! No fair I don't live in Sydney. If you do then this is a must, must, must. 18 Stewart Street, Paddington, NSW - 8am till 12pm.

  • Also not fair that I don't live in Sydney is the Signature Prints Florence Broadhurst sale. SALE: Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th September 10am - 5pm Unit 2/3 Hayes Road, Rosebery, NSW. The fabric! The wallpaper! The offcuts!!!! If Ms Broadhurst's designs make you quiver then this sale is not to be missed.

Another project by Charles de Lisle

Not too long ago I blogged about a mid-century style California ranch designed by Charles de Lisle. I find his work and the photographs in his portfolio so impressive and since I'm taking a lazy holiday week here on the blog while gallavanting around Prince Edward Island, I thought I'd feature another of his projects. This time a mountain retreat in Montana. I wouldn't mind a little vacation here either.