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Monday's pets on furniture

If you would like to participate in the Monday's pets on furniture series please send photos, your name, location and a brief description to kim[at]desiretoinspire[dot]net, or hashtag your photos #DTIpetsonfurniture. Thanks!

This is Louis! He'a a one-year-old Coton de Tulear. He is small, but he takes up a lot of space. We're best friends.
- Blaire (San Francisco - I have a loft, this photo is taken from upstairs)

Drava the Vizsla at work
- Jessica 

My husband's sister-in-law sent me this photo of her daughter Chloe's cat names May. (Thanks Susan!)

Lucy (on top) showing her cousin Ray no respect
- Stephanie

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A' Design Awards & Competition - Last Call for Entries

Last call for entries for the A' Design Award and Competition. The deadline for entries is fast approaching and now is the time to submit your best work. You can nominate your design here. With over 100 categories the A' Design Award and Competition is the worlds' largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, your design front and centre before design companies and professionals. Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of scholars, professionals and media members and the benefits to the winners are inspiring. The trophy, of course, an invitation to the gala night, a certificate of quality, inclusion in the prestigious A' Design Award and Competition exhibition and the yearly ResultBook but even more importantly press, PR, introduction to industry professionals and companies and international exposure.

From the Good Industrial Design Award to the Good Architecture Design Award. The Good Product Design Award to the Good Communication Design Award. The Good Service Design Award to the Good Fashion Design Award. (You can find all the design categories here.) Are you inspired? Excited? Believe you've got what it takes to take on the best of the best design from around the world? You can register for the 2016-2017 A' Design Award and Competition here. But you better be quick. The deadline for submission is on February 28. Results will be announced April 15 and you will find full coverage of the results here on Desire to Inspire. Can't wait!

In the meantime here are some inspiring winners from past years ...

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015

One Main Office by Mark Goulthorpe, Raphael Crespin

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2015

Dom Pechati Public Space by Nikita Zhilyakov Workspace

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Quintessentially English

Close your eyes and try to imagine your idea of the quintessentially English country home. Mine has boot rooms and sculleries, flagstones and wood burners, antiques and quirky family treasures. There are bedrooms under the eaves, beams and hopefully a roll top bath. Of course there would be a big kitchen diner with room for a sofa or two and a snug for those chilly nights. The thing is I don't have to close my eyes. I just have to drink in these photos of The Stables by hám interiors. Can't get much more English ... oh maybe a chocolate labrador lying by the fire.

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Those Londoners and their Victorians

This Victorian home located in Streatham, South West London is an absolute dream. The fireplaces, original moldings and plasterwork, the painted wooden floorboards, the shutters....all of these details give me heart palpitations. I am a bit disappointed about the modern kitchen = something more in keeping with the period of the house would have been much more pleasing to the eye. But I'll forgive the homeowners because OMG this home has a summerhouse in the backyard. !!!!! Via jj Locations

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Working on a Saturday

I say it week after week but it's true. If you have to drag your sorry self into work on a weekend it better be somewhere stylish. I would love to be surrounded by as much colour and fun as the creatives who work in Masquespacio's studio.

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