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Monday
May032010

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...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 desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"This is Jeremiah and he LOVES anything new, so he's settled down into a new basket on the cocktail table..."
- Jeff

"These are my feathered babies. My cockatiel was having fun in our living room as she recovered from her sore wing (got caught in his cage, thank god his wing wasn't broken). The other one is my lovely 14 year old yellow headed amazon, his name is Mauricio."
- Marcela

"1 - This is just how Oscar sits all the time.  NEVER on the floor....always like a human, on a piece of furniture....preferrably near a window.
2 - This is Oscar taken on Christmas Day 2009.  I received a copy of Cesar Millan's "How to Raise a Perfect Dog" book for a gift and it was left on the coffee table.  Oscar claimed the chair beside the table and fell asleep sitting up.  I couldn't resist this shot!
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- Jill

"This is my cat Jake laying on my amazing down filled vintage couch from the 70's. I found it in someone's yard with a FREE sign on it (SCORE)! Being strategically placed under a bright sunny window, it's his favorite place to lounge."
- Melodie
"My name is Shannon Ashburn and my Mastiff/hound mix is named Waylon.  My dog loves sleeping more than anything in life and I have a few shots of his weird positions."
- Shannon
  
"My puppy "Pow Pow" on our leopard print coffee table/foot stools, I love the leopard pieces and my puppy so much."
- Lauren

"1 - This is Riko.  He’s almost 5 and I adopted him in Kuwait when he was 1.  After overcoming the initial shock of moving from a shelter in the middle of the desert to a house, he decided that the bed is his safe place.  No matter where he is – my house, a hotel, or a relative’s home – he immediately jumps into the bed.  When he’s feeling lazy, he likes to have breakfast in bed.
2 - This is my mother’s dog Bandit who died in 2006.  Visiting me when I lived in Tunisia, he picked this chair as his favorite napping spot because my dogs refused to share their beds.
3 - This is Cashmere (left) and Riko (right) during our first week in Jordan.  None of my things had arrived and our apartment was filled with loaner items.  They picked the bed as the best place to spend time – leaving no room for me – until our furnishings arrived."
"This is Annabelle, my parents' darling black schnauzer. She's a hit with everyone that visits, and gets way too much attention. She's spoiled rotten, as you can see here."
- Claudia
"Teddy being coy. Hiding underneath the Fightin' Irish."
- Fedra

Monday
May032010

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 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 desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"Here are a couple of pictures of my kitten Alice. She is 14 weeks old and a wild little thing. She loves to play, sleep and scratch on my sofa."
- Kristine (Norway)

"This is TingTing (aka Baby). She's a 10 month old Green Cheek Conure who loves to be with me. I have been reupholstering these chairs and she's been with me the whole time. Try pounding nails with a parrot sitting on your hand...or head. I wanted to get a shot of the chair stripped down to the muslin and burlap because it was so pretty. TingTing obviously thought she should be in the photo...it's like she's saying 'you are taking a picture of ME right?!'"
- Dane

"My lovely Lilah on her (and my) favorite 'flea market find and fix' chair."
- Shelly

"This is my kitty Poe posing in the afternoon sun. We lived in a 1940's stream-line Art Deco apartment building in LA (built by the man who played the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz) and bought furniture to match the aesthetic. Of course, Poe thought it was just for her."
- Joanna

"This is our dog Keely whom we adopted out of the side of a van in a parking lot. She has been the love of our lives and couldn't ask for a better companion! Here she is in one of her many unusual spots on a lazy day..."
- Courtney

"This is Marcel. He has to inspect every new....anything...that comes into the house. Here he is checking out our new vintage Danish rosewood chest."
- Chris
  

"Coltrane is the spokescat for my art business. Whenever the camera comes out he knows it is time to get professional. As you can see he is very god at his job. You can see him at work at www.rikizarris.etsy.com"
- Riki

"I’m a big fan of your blog and a fellow Ottawan! We have two pups, Sam and Milo (in the foreground), who own the living room sofa, even though they are continually warned not to. I have been trying for months to get a shot to send in for Monday’s Pets on Furniture, but these fellas are camera shy and usually make themselves scarce when they hear the camera turn on. This time they were not so quick!"
- Donna

"Here is our cat Rory making himself comfortable on our newly upholstered arm chairs. He thinks we had them reupholstered just for him."
- Jess

Monday
May032010

Peter Fehrentz

Sometimes a portfolio leaves you breathless. Sometimes it is just so fabulous you stamp your feet under your computer and whisper "yes" "yes" "yes". Peter Fehrentz is a German stylist and set designer. Peter Fehrentz is my new crush. Don't let these first few looks fool you. After the jump you'll find that Peter is the master of many styles but always fresh, always inspiring and very now.

  

  

  

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Sunday
May022010

Random Flickr finds

Saturday
May012010

Long weekend reading list

... is the most strenuous thing I will do this weekend

It's a three day weekend here in Oz. Labour Day. There are no plans for any sort of labour for my three days. Monday for me will be Sloth Day. Solidarity sisters and brothers ;) So here for your delectation is a labour intensive (well hours of bloggy fun) reading guide. Enjoy!