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Tuesday
Mar132012

Spanish minimalism

Cadaquès Apartment by Francesc Rifé. Black. White. Unashamedly modern. Distilled rustic references. White void. Monolithic fireplace anchoring the room. Hero of minimalism ... storage. So which do you prefer Spanish minimalism or Danish? (The great photography is by Eugeni Pons. An amazing portfolio of amazing architecture!)

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Tuesday
Mar132012

Danish minimalism

The first of two minimalism posts today. Wooden wings held apart by concrete. White voids anchored by a monumental grey brick fireplace. Clean sparse line. Hero of all minimalist interiors ... storage. Villa Petersen by Cornelius + Vöge. Photos by Adam Mørk. (Architect turned photographer. Can't you tell? Takes an architect to understand an architect and get those details just so. His portfolio is an amazing collection of the best of the best architecture.) Did you notice that interestingly the living area has been styled two ways? Even the owners can't be that minimalist.

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Monday
Mar122012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 3

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, 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 closeups of your pet!)

This is DABU, our 2 year-old Japanese Chin. He loves our 60's "newspaper" arm chair.
- Eduardo & Georgia (Brazil) 

This is our neighbor's dog Turtle, who paid us a visit, choosing to sit on this little cow chair from Anthropologie. She tried out our Marimekko ottoman and had a quick jump on the Johnathan Adler couch. Of all the choices, this folding chair was her preferred seat. This puppy likes to jump on and off furniture and rarely is seen sitting quietly in one spot. She has been the only animal (or person) to oust our cat from this chair. Needless to say, the cat seemed glad to watch Turtle go and quickly curled up to sleep in her spot within minutes of her departure. I'm pretty sure the kitty slept with one eye open, to guard her precious spot against a possible second canine invasion. 
- Amy 

We would like to participate and send you a picture of our 10 month old French Bulldog "Django". Here on his favorite place on our Poul Kjaerholm PK31 3-seater.
- Felix, Katharina and Django (Germany)

I would like to submit "Gunther on Furniture". He seems to prefer the table over the couch...
- Andrea (Toronto)

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Monday
Mar122012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

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, 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 closeups of your pet!)

Xander waking up after a nap in the afternoon sun. Dreaming of birds, no doubt.
- Kim (Chicago)

We have 3 wonderful cats. Dolce is the leader of the pack. He is a seven year old Siamese who is the love of our life. During the day, he likes lounging on Italian furniture, especially on pieces that suit his coloring. Other than that, he loves listening to hip hop and being admired. He is also a major foodie who loves to eat everything from steak and pasta to macaroons. We adore him!
- Karina (Los Angeles)

Here is my cat Nougat on an old armchair in the living room.
- Delphine (Lyon, France) 

A picture of our pug relaxing in front of some Hygge and West wallpaper.
- Heather & Greg 

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Monday
Mar122012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

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, 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 closeups of your pet!)

This is my lab mix Keifer in his usual spot at the foot of the bed.  I recently decorated this room for a design blog challenge and he wouldn’t get up so I could take the final pictures. Looks better with him on it anyway :)
- Nicole (Victoria, BC) 

Here is a dog on an mid-century styled couch. The dog was so chill and comfortable he barely even acknowledged I was there. I took these photo while shooting the interior for a client of mine.
- Phil 

Suzy on Lissoni table
- David (Kim's note: David kindly let me know the awesome art is by Damien Hirst and Jack Pierson)

Our "queen" of the house (Diesel) on family vaca at the trump in Chicago!
- Pravin (Chicago, Illinois) 

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