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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 both pet and furniture takes center stage. (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. For example, if it's REALLY dark or fuzzy (camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks!

"My 4 legged babies here- Gizmo, Bogs and my orange thrift sale lounge chair! Bogs is an Australian Shepherd. Very smart- loves to learn and hang out with the humans :-). He actually learned how to open the door (the long handle pushes down to open and the door opens out ) so now we have to keep it locked! I just love him! Gizmo the cat is not as fond of him  as you can see."
- Kristen

 "We would like to submit this image of our darling Serif to your Monday Pet's on Furniture series. Here is a link to a short, fun video of him goofing around"
- Andrea & Daniel

 "I'm not sure if there's enough furniture here to qualify, but...This is my cat Bowie. He usually picks one place in the house to lay for a couple weeks before finding another spot and so on and so on. These are some pictures from the time when he was really into sleeping on the dining room chairs."

"I've attached a picture here of our miniature dachshund, Otis. He loves sitting on our laps most of the time...but here, he is modeling a sweater that I knit for him recently. He was a good sport for a little while...but eventually, he rolled around on the floor, trying to chew the sweater to shreds."
- Michelle

"I've been following your blog for a while now and I absolutely love the Pets on Furniture Mondays. I got my sweet little girl, Isis, back after having left her with my boyfriends parents in Germany until we settled in Tbilisi, Georgia. As soon as she entered the apartment, she made herself comfortable. I found her resting on one of the couches, in her favorite position just a few hours after arrival."
- Karina

 "This is Moses, relaxing on his couch."
- Roger

"Here is a link to my picture of Pearl, my greyhound, in her favorite spot on the couch (with velvet pillows!)"
- Susie

"Here is Samba on a beautiful armchair we bought in Argentina years ago for 250 pesos that is now redone, at the time it was the most fancy dog basket... Also our cat Pablo is taking water from the fishbowl under the japanese roll."
- Magali

"I was photographing my just-done guest bedroom today & Pepper decided to ‘help’ (as in, refused to get out of the way of the camera). She ruined a good number of shots, but a couple of them turned out pretty darn adorable if I do say so myself."
- Tess

"i love your weekly posts on pets! thought i'd share a few of my little terrier, max :)
- the first set was taken at our house. max spends a lot of time looking out the window and on many occasions, gets quite excited about what he sees! he's literally on the edge of his seat :)
- the pic of him on the wicker chair is max being more composed, hamming it up for the camera :) photo taken by laura reoch at my print shop."



Island stalking

This week while stalking real estate websites I went island hopping. Not tropical islands but a small and oh so popular island in the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney. I've walked the streets of Dangar Island before stalking lovely weekenders and this visit was productive as well. Not your average weekender stuffed with family hand-me-down furniture and cracked cups. No this one has had the interior designer touch. I wouldn't want to leave on Monday morning! Link here while it lasts.


Flickr finds - patchwork



 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?

  • Always keep your place when you are reading in bed. Designed as a bookmarker, the lamp is switched on by removing the book and is switched off by placing the book on the frame. The Buonanotte, designed by Guilio Iacchetti for Studio Italia Design.

  •  Swooning over the latest wallpaper range from Thibaut.  With organic textures and surfaces Natural Resource captures the essence of the outdoors and brings it inside. My bells are ringing for the cork and faux croc.
  • Hello my little french lovelies! Paris map cushions from Bonjour Mon Coussin. Long live the map trend because I can't get enough.
  • Think theatrics. Think drama. Think a luxurious screen. Why reveal the obvious when with a little opulence wrapped up as a screen can hide the everyday. The Hide and Seek screen by Munna Design. Actually if luxe is your thing check out the rest of their collection.


  • Finally more divine rugs.  Alex Perry, Australian fashion designer, has created a new range for Designer Rugs. It's high end fashion with lashings of Greek references. Perry is of Greek heritage after all. These are so rock and roll glam. Statement pieces no doubt. I want I need.

A new day, a new way ...

... but the inspiration stays the same! After almost 3 years we have changed home. Kim and I are so excited. We've changed a few things, added more pages and made it so much easier to find your way around the blog. (Hello previous pages!!!!) Welcome to our new home. Hope you like the layout. Look up above. You'll find tabs to take you all sorts of places. That's our feed subscription to the right. (Don't forget to re-subscribe as our old blogspot address just won't bring you all the new room porn we'll be posting here.) Page loading should be so much easier especially for our readers in areas of the globe without great internet connection (5 posts a page, not too many pictures to load). And speaking of pages. Look! Down below ... pages! Yes I'm so excited. Can't you tell I'm not a computer geek?  Head to our labels section, click on a label and every post we've ever done with that label will appear, page after page. It sounds so simple but we've never had that before. I'm like a kid in a candy store with our new blog and hopefully you'll feel the same. Take a look around, take it for a test drive. We'll be back with WINKS soon.