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Wednesday
Nov172010

An apartment in Madrid

Jo isn't the only one having technical difficulties. My laptop, which I love as much as my many cats, is on the fritz with a toasted hard drive. I feel LOST without it. Luckily I have a very computer-savvy husband whom everyone and their dog goes to when things go wrong with anything computer related. He was thankfully able to copy my important files off but I am without some software I use on a daily basis, and it is very frustrating. I hope to get it back up and running soon so I won't be such a grump. In the meantime I found some photos I had stashed away of a gorgeous apartment in Madrid from the lovely Nuevo Estilo. (According to google translator I think it's a rental and the building was from the 50s-60s designed by architect Luis Gutiérrez Soto).

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Sardines on a train

I'm back! But I'm squeezed in on a commuter train with a mobile internet connection, a laptop too big for the seat space and no access to my files and bookmarks on my PC. My name is Jo and I'm a blogging addict. I still have no internet connection at home but the show must go on. Please forgive me if I take the easy way out. I'm stalking while commuting and today's home is a bright and cheerful concrete block house in Richmond, Melbourne. Fun and quirky. A little bit modern, a little bit retro. Fingers crossed I'm connected tomorrow or I may be forced to wax lyrical about a world class designer while standing a little too close to my fellow travellers. Bye!!!!

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Mark Williams

What's that you say? You came here craving a little bit 'o eye candy? Well, let me see what I can do to help. How about some photos from the talented Mark Williams, whom I featured once before here, that I guarantee will have you aching with envy (either because you wish your home looked even remotely as fab as these spaces, or because you can't take a decent photograph to save your life). :-)

  
  

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Tzannes Associates

Australian firm Tzannes Associates has delved into architectural, urban design and interior design services since 1983. They are award-winning and renowned for elegant and understated architecture. Their process focuses on the relationship between a building, its context and function. It would be an honour to set foot in one of the homes they have designed....and you would have to drag me out kicking and screaming.

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Monday
Nov152010

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. (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 desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"Mulot vs Le Corbusier"
- Lorea

"i'm pretty sure bert loves my bed more than he loves me."
- Ann (Boston, MA)

"This is our 19 year old cat Ollie making himself at home amongst our cushions. The clicking camera woke him up and he wasn't very happy!"
- Sara (Manchester, England)

"I just bought a small apartment in the centre of Amsterdam and a small kitten to accompany it. Here you see 4 month old Billie relaxing on the arm rest of one of the two Exquis chairs (a brand apparently unknown on the internet) I bought from marketplace (the Dutch craiglist)."
- Alex

"This is Chairman Meow next to a Kartell unit and on a window seat. This picture was taken for a post on Come Over Sunday and is owned and much loved by James and Leila who live in Marrickville Sydney."
- Rachel

"These are my 3 cats: Aldo, who is an 18-year old stray Siamese that jumped into my arms on a rainy day on the street; Chaplin, the tuxedo and Artos, the orange cat; both of them rescues, also. Aldo has recently discovered the cubbyhole that I cut into the sideboard. The sideboard/chest used to be a mid-century music cabinet, which I found on the curb. I gutted the interior and where the speakers used to be, cut out a hole and lined it with fleece. It makes for a little cat-cave and my cats take turns to claim it. I recently painted the walls with stripes and adding the key-collection to make the entry-hall look like a curio-cabinet."
- Astrid (New York)

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