Monday's pets on furniture

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.v(Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...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, location and a brief description can be sent to and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"Here's BooBoo, my cat in my old living room on her favorite spot."
- Yvonne (Lommel, Belgium)

"Layla enjoys laying on the couch and watching people walk past (and long walks on the beach and sunset picnics)."
- Caity (Pittsburgh, PA)

"This is my dog Elvis helping me with my mornings work"
- Mandy

"I've attached three pics. Two of our cat Ferris, who is a 6 year old Maine Coon. He's ginormous- we call him Gigante or Lion. He loves to sit near you, but not with you. Hence why he loves to sit on our coffee table in the living room. Huck Finn, our six year old mutt dog, loves to sit any where comfortable- usually between my husband and I. The last two pics are from when I was taking pictures of our new bedding, Ferris came and sat on the bed looking like the huge lion he is. The last picture is of Huck showing off his Molly Mutt bed. He loves it, but he was being a bit shy in front of the camera."
- Karen and Jeremy (San Francisco)

"Here's a photo of our two dogs, Fran (with the ears) and Lucy (the gorgeous blonde) - who love to lounge on our leather ottoman in our front room which faces the street. We call it The Throne."
- Tracey (Denver, CO)

"I've enclosed a picture of our cat, Leon, sitting in his favorite spot, the windowseat in our sunroom, on this little carpet with cats on it. We've had a great summer in Boston so he's spent most of his afternoons right there. He likes to look out the window and wait for his friend, another cat next door, to sit in her window, and then they look at each other for awhile. It's so cute."
- Elizabeth

"Our four-legged, fluffy child, Sadie, thinks our living room couch is in fact hers. If you try and sit down while she's stretched out, she won't move an inch to accommodate you."
- Beth (Santa Monica, CA)


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Eric Piasecki

Many, many, many moons ago Kim featured the work of photographer Eric Piasecki. She was impressed by the chair porn. Snap after snap of delicious chairs. Revisting his portfolio last week (on his rep' site)I found plenty of chairs and quite a few more sexy rooms. Love the light in Eric's photos, how he explores texture and colour. A leading photographer and it is not hard to see why. Don't miss his own website as well. Sunken brick wine cellar anyone?





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Flickr finds - shoe storage



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?

  • Can't get enough of Rachel Castle. Loving her new artwork and garlands and does this woman know how to style her website or what!!! Want everything at Castle.




  • Aged, refound, re-used but definitely not Obsolete. Well actually it is Obsolete. It's is a fantasy, a gallery, a purveyor of aged beauty. Gorgeous.




  • Whether online fine midcentury and vintage design or in the flesh at their Mornington Peninsula Gallery I'm coveting everything at Codename Tom. They don't call me midcenturyjo for nothing!





  • Modern home and modern pets. Why should your Fido or Fluffy not be as minimalist and contemporay as you? Love great design and your pets? pet-interiors is the place for you ... and Fido and Fluffy.

  • The new American industrial, AT-95. Designed and built in Middle America it's honest and tough, handcrafted and bound in its history. Love the drafting base tables!!

Reader's home - Dana's Italian villa

This next reader's home is that of Dana Frigerio. It's located in Lake Como, Italy and was built around 1914. Her husband is an architect with a passion for books, and Dana is a garden designer with a passion for interior design. Their furnishings combine both Western and Oriental antiques with some contemporary pieces. It's a stunning home that really showcases Dana's passion for design, and WOW check out her kitchen!!! (P.S. Their current focus is on their garden which I can only imagine how gorgeous it will turn out. And Dana has a gardening blog so have a looksie). Thanks Dana!