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Tuesday
Nov202012

Lincoln Barbour encore

Lincoln Barbour is a fantastic photographer based in Portland, OR whom Jo introduced us to back in January. I'll call this an overdue encore. His photos are so beautiful and have me inspecting every millimeter of the spaces he has photographed. I don't know what it is but they all bring a smile to my face. Especially when I saw the cat photo at the end of this post. Any photographer who will take the time to capture a pet enjoying a space makes it to the top of my list of favourite people. I just chuckled out loud - I was about to say that I'm going to be dreaming about the simple yet stunning space above (imagining it as my new dressing room) when I noticed the cat curled up on the chair. *sigh*

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Tuesday
Nov202012

Within reach of paradise

Another project by Auckland architects Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects. I couldn't help myself. I love their work. New Zealand is such a beautiful country with architecture that celebrates the land of the long white cloud. This alteration and addition to a Queenstown house sits comfortably within its stunning surrounds. Stone and glass and metal. Areas for communing and others for cocooning. Luxury and practicality and all with that view. God's own country I believe.

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Tuesday
Nov202012

Hôtel Sezz

It's Tuesday, the perfect excuse for a virtual holiday. What? You don't daydream of getting away from the rat race on a Tuesday? I do. We are headed to Hôtel Sezz Saint-Tropez, a piece of Provençal paradise with a contemporary twist. Opulence and simplicity, the 35 room and villa hotel is set in three acres of luxurious grounds. Outdoor showers, private terraces and courtyards and a design by Christophe Pillet that is modern and fresh against the charm of stone walls. I'll meet by the pool for drinks, perhaps a little dinner. No rush. It's only Tuesday. We have all week.

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Monday
Nov192012

A home for sale in Texas

Susi Mitchell, a real estate agent in Texas, emailed us about one of her latest listings (see a previous listing of hers that we blogged here). This one is a restored historic southern home located in McKinney. The wraparound porch is heavenly, and it even boasts a pool complete with large pool house. It's gorgeous, and can be yours! Check out all the details here

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Monday
Nov192012

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, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy 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!

I sent you a picture you featured of our Great Dane squeezing onto the same chair. Apparently our dogs like to squish! Hope your readers will enjoy.
- Lindsay R. 

This is my dog Oliver sitting on my favorite (and his favorite) chair. The chair was my grandfather's and purchased some time in the 40's. My grandfather had it in his bedroom since he bought it, and until the day he died in 2009. It was one of few things that I requested from his house. It is special to me because it belonged to him, and now it is also special because Oliver has claimed it. I like to think it makes my grandfather happy to know that this little dog likes his chair so much! :)
- Lindsay A. 

Here is a photo of our two lovely dogs; Hank the sheep working dog (Kelpie) and Hugo (Weimaraner) on our bed. They love the faux fur blanket!
- Lauren and Clayton (Australia)

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