Displaying posts from November, 2012

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2012 by KiM

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.comand PLEASE don’t send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

Here is a picture of my cat Bongo, who absolutely loves to lounge in my favourite Bird chair. Sometimes we have to fight for it!
– Marta (Montreal) 

This is my very naughty, but looking like an angel in this photo, 1 year old Groodle Murphy. It’s a fight every morning to get him off my bed (Ikea Bed Frame, Marie Claire Bedding, Artwork Original) to start the day.
– Lauren

my dog oliver in my baby’s nursery. baby is due in late December – my dog thinks the new room is for him!
– Cynthia (Marin County, California)

Here are some photos of Lily, my gorgeous cat! Sprawled on a Risom stool and an Eames lounge, acting like she owns the place!
– Sarah (Sydney, Australia)

Attached you will find a picture of Betty. She is one of two black and white cats at my sister’s house. She is quite shy and must stay well out of arm’s reach at all times. Here she is hiding under my sister’s Target chair.
– Natalie (Oglesby, IL)

This is Nutmeg in Syracuse, NY catching some winks on the aptly named Sleeper from Bensen.
– Joan

This is Sam(antha), our 4 year old American Staffordshire Terrier/Shepherd mix, having made a nest of the blankets and pillows on our couch while my fiance and I were at work for the day. 
– Kele (Newark, DE)

1 – Here is Phoebe lounging in her favorite corner of the tan sectional in our SE Portland Apartment. She is a black pug, and she is a throw pillow hog.
2 – Here is Phoebe sitting on the back of the sectional. Breaking the one furniture rule her dad, Jake, set.
– Tristan (Portland, Oregan)

UnWaste Bookcase

Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

“You spin me right round, baby right round like a record… “

Apologies to Dead or Alive but how cool is this rotating shelving wall, the UnWaste bookcase, a collaboration between architect Ben Milbourne (Bild Architecture), eco-designer Leyla Acaroglu (Eco Innovators) and specialist furniture designer David Waterworth (Against the Grain). (Photography by TM PHOTO.) It divides the open space into living and sleeping areas while allowing light and airflow between the spaces and providing much needed storage in a warehouse conversion. The bookcase is built from reclaimed plywood from construction site hoardings providing surface design interest through the remains of old advertising posters and stencils.

Terrat Elms

Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

Terrat Elms was founded on the principal that successful design is not about just making something beautiful – it’s about helping clients build an experience they love, and never want to leave. It’s about mixing new and old, expensive and everyday, the crazy fun and seriously sentimental. It’s about opposing the typical and falling for the unconventional.”

Yes, true but still crazy beautiful. Dee Elms and Andrew Terrat are the Boston based design duo behind these wonderful homes. Inspiration, aspiration and fabulous.

Frank is fantastic

Posted on Sun, 25 Nov 2012 by KiM

I have to admit, I have a hard time blogging on the weekends. I’m so busy with the day job and blogs during the week that I basically only have the weekends for errands, cleaning, random blog projects, Christmas shopping this time of year, and spending time with the hubby and cats. All this whining to say I have about 5 minutes to find something for my Sunday posts so bear with me. Yesterday afternoon I came across this very small but very cool apartment on Fantastic Frank. I’m tellin’ ya, the FF folks are some of the best stylists and photographers in the biz. Canadian real estate agents take note, because 99% of you have no freaking clue how to market a place like these folks do. I love the funky eclectic vibe of this apartment – and am particularly fond of the sliding mural bedroom door. FUN!

New Style Generation Gen.Two

Posted on Sat, 24 Nov 2012 by midcenturyjo

As promised, a look inside the virtual covers of New Style Generation Gen.Two by Iben Ahlberg & Niels Ahlberg. If possible even better than the first in the e-book series, Gen.One. Beautiful homes, beautiful images.  As Niels explains, “In Gen.Two we have collected some really great homes – not exactly main stream style wise, but still very Scandinavian with great inspirations. We have joined a couple of stories from some of Danish interior designers setting today’s agenda of the main interior styles in Scandinavia in the book too. All features still coming under the heading: ‘Cosmopolitans, Wilderness and Vintage’. 90 pages of beautiful impressive photos you can zoom into for a closer view, in this interactive book.”

If I could crawl through an iPad screen I would. Anything to live in these amazing homes.