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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 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!!!)

"Stretch and Raymond (aka Buddy) here, with some pics from our cool San Francisco loft ..."

"Raymond is more into modernism..."

"...  while Stretch likes it a bit more eclectic:"

"When we are not lounging in our cool pad, we are busy campaigning against cancer."
- Julia

"This is Luigi, my little Pom. He definitely is spoiled, as you can see!"
- Andrea

"I'm attaching the picture of our turkish dog Yakamoz (his name means in Turkish "reflection of the moon on the sea") on our antique armchair..."
- Marie-France

"This is my first time submitting to Pets on Furniture, and granted, the chickens arent usually allowed in the house, but it is 40 deg C in Perth today and they are only five weeks old.  I put them in the lounge room in a crate and my almost four year old son decided they might like to watch tv.  What the...!! I know you dont like close ups but I did include one as they are so little they were a bit hard to see on the chair, which by the way was a junk shop find we had covered in a fantstic Osborne and Little fabric.  It perfectly matches the arches in our Moorish styed house.  The brown chicken is an Isa Brown named Dodo, she is very sweet, the grey-ish one is a Lavender Arucana named Zia (the eggs that she will eventually lay will be blue) and the black one is a Silkie named Lice (yes, like head lice but that is what said almost four year old insists egg yolks are called)."

"This was taken on the first snowfall of the year.  Henry LOVES snow and if he's not playing in it, he's watching it fall.  Even though he knows he's not allowed on the furniture he couldn't resist the view out the window from our chair."
- Danielle

"This here is my cat, Hollis. He loves a good Nelson bench."
- Sue

"We rescued our 2-year-old Lab, Dublin, about 4 months ago and it didn't take long for her to settle in and make herself at home on our comfy couches. The dog hair started to get outta control so we put down some soft fleece for her to lay on. She's so comfy that at times when she actually lays down on the floor it seems odd!"
- Karen and Jake

"This is Bean, our 2 year old Boston Terrier, on her very own recliner. The chair was a gift from her dog-grandparents. She was a little nervous about it at first, but soon made it a nice napping place."
- Jen & Ron

"Here's a picture of Max (L) & Maggie (R) sitting on our wicker furniture."
- Scott

"I think what he was trying to say is "Are you serious?" When I kindly asked Fletcher to remove his doggie self from the chair I just finished re-doing, either that or "Get lost lady" I'm not sure..."
- Tobi

"Spot the cat."
- Catherine

"i'd like to bring to your attention my pets on furniture - or rather, my pets on Doofs!! Mika is the Shih-Tzu and Disco is the tabby.  unfortunately, Disco passed away recently from a third-storey fatal fall. we were devastated :(  however, we hope his legacy can live on through these images."
- Johnny


More retrolicious retro

Wasn't this picture just in a Swedish interiors magazine? Isn't that the hottest indie fabric on Etsy? Or was it in the last IKEA catalogue? Of course not. It's from this week's retro design book. (Golden Homemakers 100 Ideas to Beautify Your Home, Gudenian Rockail & Mayer, Marshall Cavendish, London, 1972.) So much to love in today's offerings ... and SO much to hate. That bathroom for one. Am I the only one to think the young girl below looks like the angelic psycho child from a bad blood curdling slasher horror film? Perhaps "Revenge of the Interior Designer's Children Part II"? They're coming to get you!!!






Flickr finds - ikat



.... but are they 70s or 80s?

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?



  • Love suzannis and all things ikat? Vintage textiles from Afghanistan and Uzbekistan give you goose bumps? Live in Australia and don't know where to get your fix? Try Table Tonic. Louise Bell caters for textile junkies and armchair travellers. I'm waiting for the Moroccan wedding Blankets to come in! Oh and she has a gorgeous blog here.

  • More Australia textile goodness. AURA by Tracie Ellis luxury fabrics, fabulous designs. Be bold in bed. Sleep is too long. Life is too short. Texture pattern colour!



  • Barcelona beauties. Love these modern wallpapers by Tres Tintas. Fresh, original, fun and fab.Designers and artists collaborated to create collections based on urban art to women's fashion.

  • Blog love time. I'm hooked on yellowtrace. Design, interviews, lots of gorgeous pictures and inspiration from Sydney interior designer Dana. Go raid the archives and find out why it's called yellowtrace.

Cure for the blahs

I think those of us dealing with the winter blahs could use a bit of colour for a pick-me-up. (I got my fair share in Mexico but I feel for those of you not able to travel south this winter). A shocking dose of pink oughtta help, care of some photos by Wilfried Overwater (via Taverne Agency).