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Home and decor in Singapore

Back in April I blogged about a magazine from Singapore called Home & Decor that our wee blog was featured in. My list of favourite shleter magazines from around the world is slowly growing, and this one tops the list. Singaporeans are some super stylin' folks! They seem to love colour, light airy spaces, and modern furnishings. Here are some photos from their website that really caught my eye.

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Paul Gervais

Today is another garden day. Unlike yesterday's post these gardens are more formal. Clipped and manicured, trellised and trained. Elegant and sophisticated and in dreamy far away climes. Olive groves glimpsed over stone walls, terracotta complimenting lush green grass. It's broad brush strokes and attention to detail. I'm in love with the fantasy of these glorious gardens by Paul Gervais.

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Charles de Lisle workshop

Charles de Lisle Workshop is a San Francisco based design firm and it's principal is a new favourite designer of mine. His experience spans the last 25 years working within the art of ceramics, metalwork, custom furniture, product design, decoration and interiors. His work has been featured in every major shelter magazine such as Interior Design, Dwell, Sunset and California Home + Design. While devouring his website, I came across the William Wurster Ranch in Portola Valley California and HAD to post this home here on DTI. It's a mid-century modern and vintage masterpiece that is so full of character and intruiging furnishings and finishes.

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A steady rain is falling outside my window. It has been a dry winter and any rain is a blessing. My mind is turning to the coming spring and it's a perfect time to look into the portfolio of San Francisco based Arterra Landscape Architects. Their work is contemporary and meaningful, sustainable and spirited. I love that they describe themselves as a "diverse and slightly quirky group of creative and nerdy individuals". Sounds just like the sort of design firm that I'd love to entrust my gardens to. This first family garden caught my eye but there are so many inspiring landscapes, big and small, after the jump.

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

"I'd like to introduce you to the lovely Beatrice Arthur. She currently lives in Los Angeles. We rescued her from the LA Animal Services. And Her favorite color is white. I also featured her in one of my post at my blog Old Brand New."
- Dabito

"This is my Burmilla girl Belle, who only sleeps on my bed AFTER I have made it."
- Jenny

"Our Iggy, IKE, making himself at home at our friends' house while we were on vacation. (Thanks, Brendan, for the photo!)"
- Jen

"This is the adorable Chloe sitting on my client Anne's King modular sofa.She's right at home with colour scheme we've just finished!"
- Adam (Breakfast Point, NSW)

"This is Bosco our newly adopted cat on the sofa (also new just got it from structube!) in my sunroom/office."
- Elisa (Hudson, QC, Canada)

"Our pets spend their entire days on our furniture! We have Ruby on her throne."
- Amanda

"Hello, I'm sending a picture of Nina that is a Rafeiro do Alentejo (Alentejo mastiff) a Portuguese breed. Of one morning that she manage to get in the house, and did what she likes to do, that is make the bed her own."
- Pedro

"photo of my cat from Israel"

"This is our 20 lb cat, Kitty, sprawled out on our bed in his favorite spot."
- Sarah (Houston, TX)