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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 PUHLEASE don't just send me closeups of your pet!!!)

"I'm an architect from São Paulo Brazil, and I just couldn't resist sending you the pics of my 1 meter Maine Coon cat! His name is Whiskey, and he just loves to sit-sleep-walk all over things that don't belong to him! So I'm sending you some pics of him on my pillow, and getting ready to jump on my 3 legged chair!"
- Bethliss

"I'd like to submit my darling Grendel for 'pets on furniture'. Grendel passed away suddenly last Sunday of a blood clot, he was a very healthy and frisky boy up until that day (the photo of him on the fridge was taken a week before he died). My sweetheart and I are very grateful for the seven great years we had him."
- Rebekah

"These photos are of Griff on the upstairs leather sectional- where he technically is not supposed to lay. But he's so darn cute, I let him. ;)"
- April

"Our dog Diesel likes to jump on every table we have in our house - but every time I seem to get the camera out to take a photo of him, he jumps off! The first photo is as close as I could get (this is our lovely dining table made from an old antique door that my Dad made for us). The second photo is his other favourite spot curled up on the end of our 3 seater couch!"
- Hannah

"this is belikin. clearly, he is goofy."
- Kristen

"My Norfolk terrier mix, Hank Jr. loves hanging out with his buddies.
I thought you might like this shot of Hank's LA "cousins", my best friends dogs, Luis, Norm & Vito.
Last pic. Hank hanging with his LA cousins on their lovely Ralph Lauren chairs."

- Leah

"Here is my greyhound mix, Sammy, fast asleep on "his" sofa. It is an antique I inherited and in the (perhaps futile) hope of keeping it nice I've laid towels on it to protect the upholstery."
- Beth

"This is my two-year-old longhair dachshund Bodhi.  He's a double dapple and has one blue eye and one brown eye, but it always comes out looking strange in photos.  What's funny about this is a put him in this chair just for a picture.  He'd never seemed to notice the chair prior to this, but now I can't seem to get the dog OUT of the chair.  As you can see from my dog and my furniture, I'm quite a fan of the color brown."
- The Levins

"This is my Harliquin Great Dane, Artimis, who thinks this wicker loveseat is HIS!  Even when someone is on it...he'll crawl up and sit on them as if to say 'This is MY seat, thank-you!'
This is my female brindle Great Dane, Ursula!  On rare occasions when Artimis leaves the loveseat....Ursula jumps on the opportunity to get on it, too!  They 'LOVE' this loveseat!!
One is of my black cat, Scout, with Ursula on the bed.
- Missy

 "Here is a pic of my black lab/ basset hound dogs Roscoe and Bo on a couch in my store in boston."
- Danielle

"This is my 10 month old Westie Myles. And yes he is more important than my Henredon leather sofa."
- Natalie

"I've attached a picture of my daughter's cat that I hope you will consider for your Monday pets on furniture post.  I decided not to photograph the whole settee that Ben is on because it was a Montreal street find (the furniture not the cat) and is damaged and kind of ugly on the bottom and left side.  Anyway I thought the black cat on the red velvet looked cool.  Hope you think so too."
- Dee


Retro returns!

... yes that's Ali McGraw in her late 70s pad

The scanner is fixed and my stock of retro design books replenished. At long long last it is the return of the retrolicious, the retro revolting and the retro just might be redeemable. Make up your own mind as I present for your delight and mortification scans from The Apartment Book, by the editors of Apartment Life magazine, Meredith Corporation, 1980. Who would have thought? Build your own 3 mannequin arm table (I have the instructions if you need them), corrugated cardboard as a blind and a hammock that never looked less appealing! (If you are new to Desire to Inspire and have never immersed yourself in my retro obsession click here to see all my previous posts ... if your dare.)



Flickr finds - bar stools



... and I spent all day running around oblivious to it

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?

  • Sirocco Safari Chairs by Arne Norell. Milo Baughman Floating Cube Chairs. Deconet is a leading global marketplace focused on Modern Design and other decorative objects. Vintage objects from the best modern design sources worldwide. I've died and gone to heaven!



  • The Lovi Heart postcard by Anne Paso of Finland. Available here. Such a sweet and stylish valentine.


  • Manvi Drona-Hidalgo of one of our fav blogs Mochatini has new prints in her etsy store. So pretty.

  • Fresh and modern, pretty open line patterns, embroidery, cotton and linen. Camilla David Textiles' range of home furnishing fabrics draws on her love of florals. So pretty and bright. Just right to ring in the coming change of season. Imagine lightweight flowery drapes blowing in an spring breeze. Refreshing.

Casey Dunn

Happy Friday everyone! Today is one of my Fridays off from the day job so I am going to begin a little house project here that I've been wanting to start for months (well, in reality, since I bought this place). I'm not going to say much about it until it's done - I will say it's a small in-the-meantime project to deal with some current UGLY that I cannot live with anymore. So while I gulp down a cup of green tea I thought I would share with you all another photographer friend of Robin (yesterday was Ryann Ford) based in Austin, Texas. Introducing the stellar photography of Casey Dunn. (I am in love with the stairs in the first photo and the black tiled bathroom).