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Belinda George Architects

New Zealand's Belinda George Architects is a firm that "strives to achieve simple, functional, sustainable and, above all, beautiful solutions". Simple, yes, which draws your attention to the details, like the views from the perfectly positioned windows. I LOVE huge sliding windows that blend the outdoors and indoors. Makes me hate (even more) that I live so far north where you would only be able to make use of such features for a few months out of the year.


Marc Gerritsen

Imagine having lived in seven countries on four continents. Imagine being trained in arts and design but finding your creative outlet through a camera's lens. Imagine taking pleasure in the simple things, in form and function but also in the joy of chaos. Imagine you had the talent and the eye to take these very strong images of equally strong spaces. Clean, crisp, uncompromising. Taipei based photographer Marc Gerritsen doesn't have to imagine. This is his portfolio.


White, after labour day

To ease you back into a thankfully short work week (those that celebrated Labour Day that is), here is a restored Victorian villa on the British island of Guernsey that is bathed in white. Simply beautiful and totally cozy.


A tale of two cities

Real estate stalking again but I couldn't make up my mind which house to feature. Only solution to that is to feature both. The first house is in Paddington, Sydney and all I can say is wow! Art, colour, art and more colour all with lashings of white. It's hip, it's fun and I'd kill for the artwork. No clue as to the design whizz on this one. Please put your hand up if it's yours. Link here while it lasts.

The second house is in South Yarra, Melbourne and is the work of de Campo Architects. Here it's the monochromatic, retro, warm timber and hard concrete vibe that is giving me goosebumps. Here's the link.


Monday's pets on furniture

Hi! After enjoying all the pet photos on your blog, I couldn't resist. I had to send you a couple myself. These are my two Frenchies. They think the couch is their bed even though they have dog beds all over the house. And I don't normally let them on the antique (white!) chair but I couldn't resist posing him on it for a photo.
- Alek

Tonight I was getting caught up on all of your fabulous postings and had to write -- I just love your "creatures on furniture" series and thought I'd send you both a few of my pups, Bear and Daisy -- just for fun.
- Myla

I am a 43 years old nurse educator and manager, living with two cats in Istanbul. I used to have an other tom cat who was died last November in his age of 14. I decided not to have a cat at the beginning. I moved my home to the apartment just above my previous one in last July. Meanwhile I was looking at your photos with cats. I told myself I need a cat in my new flat. I was surfing the web side about free pet adoption. I found a nice lady. She is a Van swimming cat. One is blue and other is green. She is not % percent but still, she had two colored eyes. The advertisement about her, says one year old pregnant van cat. I decided to adopt her. In next telephone call, her owner told me she delivered 1 kitten. 2 days later They were in my apartment. Now the kitten is 2,5 months old. By the way I am living a very modest furnished apartment. I am still working on it. I am sending a few photos about my girls first. They were taken my Nokia mobile phone.
- Sibel

Our whippet rufus will come running everytime i take out the camera to photograph something in our apartment, so i have so many pictures of him posing on our furniture. Here are a few - love the blog!

- Mette

Since I love your blog so much, and since you guys love dogs so much I wanted to send you pictures of my adorable dogs in LA! I hope you and your readers love the pictures as much as I do.

- Aimee

I saw your "Monday's pets on furniture" feature and I thought I'd send you a picture of The Mini, a 5 year-old cat with a big attitude. He is the star of my own blog every Tuesday as I publish a special feature called "Mini Mardi" (Mini's Tuesdays). He loves to take dramatic poses on my green velvet wing chair from Bombay (
- Martine from Montréal

Every week I see the photos and think that I really need to send some to you! Back in the days when he was allowed on the furniture, Ridley made himself strangely comfortable.
- Nina

Here is our little puppers Iggy (or more formally Iggy Juilius Huggleman) hanging out in his favorite spot on the back of the sofa. I think it makes him feel big.
- Morgan

Because trimming this and stripping this took me the whole freaking weekend, I have SO many things to get done today before I go back to work tomorrow. And this being a holiday and all, I think I will call it a day with this post. Happy labour day!