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Monday
Oct072013

Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my 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 that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, if the photo is too dark or unfocused then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

***** On a very sad note, this evening my husband and I will be saying goodbye to our beloved Cheeks. We're having a really hard time with this decision but we know it's for the best - and it's made even harder as we lost Edgar only 2 months ago. Poor bubba. :(

This is Lennox, he thinks he is smaller than he really is and he loves to sleep in this chair!
- Mia (Ottawa, ON)

This is Milo resting on a woven dining room chair
- Genevieve (Ottawa, ON)

Here is our cat Lady Mousquet lounging on the kitchen table I got for free at my mom's office... and Tesla, a labrador we are fostering for the Mira foundation, who always feels he should be involved in any picture-taking! 
- Justine 

This is monkey trying to hide away from my felted sculls and hearts felted cushions. Not his normal sleeping position.
- Deon

Austin loves to bask in the sunshine on what is now "his spot of the couch".
- Leslie

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Monday
Oct072013

Up on the roof

We have established that it is Monday. We have also established that I dream of escaping the drudgery of the work day. Perhaps the workplace wouldn't be so bad if I could spend my lunch breaks up on the roof, in a secret work garden. Get away from the everyday. Head for the hill. A green roof installation in the Melbourne CBD by BENT Architecture. Photography by Dianna Snape.

 

 

Monday
Oct072013

Zash

It's a Monday. I want to escape the working week. Time to runaway to a luxury getaway faraway, at least in my dreams. Zash is, the the hotel's own words "a country boutique hotel where historical fragments meet a contemporary taste, in an 'elegantly quiet' project, to let nature's physicality emerge, to respect our past vestige and to satisfy our traveller's needs. A place which is refined in its rooms, rural in its context and vital for the soul."

Old meets new in a startling juxtaposition that makes each element stronger. Clean, minimalist lines enhance the crumbling stone shell of the original building. Perched on the hillside amidst citrus trees Zash is in eastern Sicily in the province of Catania. A building of contrasts just like Sicily is a land of contrasts, hulking Mt Etna and crystal blue seas, barren lava and rich agricultural land, where the warmth of stone meets sleek manmade finishes, rugged and luxe.

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Sunday
Oct062013

An air raid shelter turned loft

My dream of living in a loft has never wavered, and the idea of living in a very industrial loft and having the challenge of warming the space up has always been intriguing. This loft isn't necessarily all that warm and cozy, but I really love the dramatic vibe it gives off. It is a former Nazi air raid shelter (complete with WWII bullet holes) erected in 1942 in central Berlin, and is the home of ad agency founder and publisher, Christian Boros, and his wife, Karen. Formerly devoid of natural light, the homeowners had the 3000 sq m bunker completely reconfigured and added massive windows. They have an amazing collection of furniture (and art of course - love the upside down head!), and the dark flooring and concrete walls make it dark and moody but the windows keep it fairly bright. Oh, to have that much space..... (via Freunde von Freunden)

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Saturday
Oct052013

Stalking leftovers

I'm very finicky when it comes to my virtual real estate stalking. Fussy, particular, choosy, picky and hard to please. Not quite right, bad photos, more photos please, can't quite put my finger on it listings but all with something that has me nodding "yes". Here is my almost made it shortlist for the week. Little apartments, modern extentions to old buildings, amazing views, warehouse conversions and historic homes. Click on the images to head to the listings, all via realestate.com.au.