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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...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's REALLY dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos can be sent to and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!!!)

***Note: I am out on holidays next weekend for 10 days so there will be no pet posts for the next 2 Mondays, but please keep sending in entries for the Monday after I get back!

"Meet Zidane. He's a 4 year old Boston Terrier and the love of our lives. Sure he snores and farts. But we adore him anyway. Technically Zidane isn't even supposed to be sitting on our white sofa. But I guess he thought if he sat super still no one would notice he was there. Even though Zidane is the star of this picture, the real talent is davina + daniel, two of the best people and photographers i know."
- Kate

"Thanks for the invitation. Here is my version."
- Mona

"attached is a picture of my dog Caramel. she loooves the couch."
- Mariel

"Beans can often be found on my Plycraft lounge. He really loves modern furniture. And blankets. Mostly he loves blankets."
- Jaime, Dog Milk

"This is a picture of my ever-growing Isabel. She can't seem to lay on anything without being upside down. Perhaps the world looks better that way to a cat..."
- Amanda

"My dog Mazie was so excited to be a part of pets on furniture in January that I wanted to send along a picture of my orange cat Gig'em so that he could get in on the fun! Here he is peeking out from his favorite spot behind my Marimekko shams on my ikea Malm bed."
- Christie

"This is Kitty and his young brother Oliver hanging out in a Bertoia chair. Photo snapped from cellphone, so I apologize if not the best quality."
- Tiffany
"This is our Spinone Italiano, Al Fresco. Call him Al. In fact, you can call him just about anything you want, but he will pointedly ignore you when he's on his favorite crewel wingback chair. He 'sneaks' - as only a 65 lb dog can - up on it, does his customary turn around, and settles in firmly. All because he thinks I am not home to chase him off. Winter finds his sleep a bit deeper, so we can pretty much go nose-to-nose with him and he barely makes eye contact."
- Margaret

"Here is Captain Jack Sparrow, know to his friends as Jack, and his motley crew of cats, Al, Socks and What's It, after a hard day of plundering, they take a well earned nap.......on yet another forbidden conquest."
- Jan

"If you met puggles Seymour + Mona, you would at times confuse them for little people. (Or at least they would like for you to think so.) We mostly think they are little dweebs with big hearts. If they are not in bed cuddled up napping, they are on their favorite chair, sunbathing or sitting at the table waiting for first course. Sometimes Mona gets a little confused, jumps on the table and lays in the middle, like she is the main course. Seymour loves to watch people cook or sit in front of the oven cooking mom's cookies. He won't budget if highly anticipates a fresh batch. Good luck trying to break that concentration."
- Nicole

"I wanted to share a quick snap of my little girl, Maxine, after a brisk walk in Central Park."
- Jill


Retro baby! Yah!

As the sun slowly sets over this last chapter of The Apartment Book, by the editors of Apartment Life magazine, Meredith Corporation, 1980 we bid farewell to perms and platforms, chunky sofas and chunky food props. The 70s are slowly morphing into the 80s and if we didn't know better we'd be predicting back in the day the final domination of the planet by house plants. Oh how I love this first picture. A market garden in old tins (including if you look closely Pepsi). I'm speechless as to why and you'd be too if you realised that out of "shot" (or scan in this case ... it couldn't all fit on the scanner bed) is a bedroom. A market garden in recycled cans bedroom. Only in the 70s!



Flickr finds - rocking chair



 .... packing Kim's next thrifted box. Just have to post it now!

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?


  • Loving these pendant lights in iridescent blown glass (white or clear), each with a blue feeder cord. Actually loving more than just one. I'll take that room too! The Bolla at Gineico.



  • Modern eco-friendly furniture designed and made in Atlanta Georgia. Joe Manus calls it dirty, sexy, clever and dark. He named it Shiner (as in black eye). I call it stylish.


  • It's about snuggling up on the couch with a gorgeous pillow, using the good napkins everyday, having a pretty tea towel hanging in the oven door. It's about Pony Rider.




  • Futé, it's French for smart, sharp, clever. Stunning contemporary lifestyle furniture. Summer lounging, drinks by the pool, hot furniture for a hot summer. 


  • Just a taste of the magic that awaits you at Resign, a  collective of young designers based in Faenza (Italy) whose work is steeped in the symbolic value of objects. Wonderful pieces!

Ty Cole

On Saturday Jo WINKed photographer Ty Cole's online gallery and today I'd like to showcase some of his architectural and interior photography. His photos are sharp and bright and he frames interesting elements so perfectly. (And I had to include that last photo - I am going to dream about those rough timber floors tonight...)