Displaying posts from June, 2011

Björn Wallander

Posted on Tue, 14 Jun 2011 by KiM

Swedish born photographer Björn Wallander now lives in NYC with his dog Ella and has made quite a name for himself, having shot for several mags you all know and love(d) including Domino, Oprah, Dwell, Martha Stewart and Real Simple. I am completely and utterly smitten with his portfolio, which is full of photographs of spaces whose lightness and darkness and shadows are captured so perfectly….


Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 13 Jun 2011 by KiM

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 closeups of your pet!)

This is lovely, little Doris, who arrived at my house today. She is absolutely beautiful, woolen like a sheep. Very playful and cuddly.
– Janne (Tvedestrand, Norway)

This is” Homie” in our home back in UK. He used to rock the chair while he is grooming himself 🙂

I am attaching here the pictures of our cats – Tigra (female Tiger 🙂 and Zorro.

German Shorthaired Pointer cross?
Rescued at 3months old in 2005 after being dumped in a park with his 3 sisters.
Loved and Adored by Nick & Dave of Sydney Australia.
Later a (younger) big brother to Chloe, our German Wirehaired Pointer rescued in 2008 age 5.
Zac unfortunately was hit by a car 12 months ago.
R.I.P young man. Xxo
– David


This is my Addy enjoying our new couch 🙂 I didn’t realize how much she would love the couch, but apparently it now belongs to her…..not me!
– Dani (Sunset Beach, CA)

This comforter I just finished – Indonesian Batiks called the ‘Circle in the Square’. The dog is my toy poodle – who actually owns the bed.
Shannon (Denver, Colorado)

This is Yorkie who is half Fox Terrier/half Jack Russell. He is having a regal moment!
– Dinah (Auckland, New Zealand)

This is my dog Buddy with his toy dog on the couch on board our boat.
– Liz (Dublin, Ireland)

Last year somewhere in August I was going through your pets on furniture pictures and that same day I went to a shelter and came home with Droopy a few hours later 🙂

Here is a picture of my dog Pinky enjoying our living room in San Diego, CA!
– Leslie

Ginger, half Siamese half Rag Doll, about to jump down from an antique chest of drawers purchased in Hyde Park, New York.
– Nancy

– Nan (Bowling Green, KY)

French connexion

Posted on Mon, 13 Jun 2011 by midcenturyjo

Stunning architectural details, fabulous furniture, amazing art. A sense of humour, a sense of the outrageous. A fuchsia opium bed! Only in Paris. Appartement Paris 9e. Exclusive, secret places in Paris for rent for private events. Lofts, townhouses and factories, off the beaten path apartments, private clubs and artist’s studios all available through Loft Connexion by Samuel Johde.


Book review – The Happy Home Project

Posted on Sun, 12 Jun 2011 by KiM

I got my hands on a new book the other day called The Happy Home Project by Jean Nayar (from Filipacchi Publishing). It just came out this month and it is along the same lines as Meghan’s book that I reviewed last week (here) – it is essentially a guide to decorating your home. With chapters on style, sustainability, spirit, substance, renovation and decorating plus a helpful resource section, it is full of advice on how to achieve the spaces you are after with expert advice from architects, designers, organizing specialists and contractors. With a special emphasis on living harmoniously with nature, The Happy Home Project also explores some of the more subtle ways one can turn a house into a home. I am all about incorporating nature into my home so this book is up my alley (and I need all the guidance I can get to make it through my upcoming home renovations/additions), and has lots of photos of beautiful spaces. Some that I love are below.


Blog favourites of the week

Posted on Sun, 12 Jun 2011 by KiM