Displaying posts from March, 2013

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 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!

This is Rita from Milan,Italy. She is on her favorite place: the rocking chair.
– Valeria

This is my dog Choco. they say beagles are natures bed warmers – i think its true.
– Leah (Newcastle, Australia)

I obsessed about getting this beautiful (huge) chair in my kitchen–it’s become Ginger’s favorite spot.
– Meghan (Catskills, NY)

this is Nanook and Blu on my couch.
– Rob

this is Lolav my little dog, she’s the princess of the house and she loves the white couch and the owl’s cushions are their friends.
– Victoria (Mar del Plata, Argentina)

Quim, when he was 6 month old on the couch. As always…
– Paula

usually my maine coon is not allowed to climb on the table,but i didn’t scold her that time,cause it’s time to pose for a pic!!!
– Sophie (Paris)

On a partially related note, it seems I’ve got a new visitor stopping by pretty regularly to check what’s on the menu. Yesterday it was a fresh chicken carcass. We figured it was easier to just give up the chicken instead of ending up with the contents of our garbage cans stewn all over the backyard. I think we’re going to call him/her Zorro. 

Stalking with water views

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 by midcenturyjo

Imagine a hot summer’s day. Barely a breeze to move the humid air. The sort of day to rest within the shadows, lazily watching the water ripple as the occasional fish flops and plops. Cicadas thrum and the only movement is a slow wispy cloud that teases with the promise of rain that will never come. I couldn’t think of a better place to pass the long summer hours, doing nothing but taking it all in through sleepy eyes. Perhaps a dip in the surprisingly cool water just a stone’s throw away. I’m real estate stalking in Berowra Waters north of Sydney. More than the perfect weekender that I’d never want to leave. Link here while it lasts.

Revisiting Anita Calero

Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2013 by midcenturyjo

Forever and a day ago in the blogosphere (my take on the fairytale opening words “Once upon a time in a far away land…”) photographer Anita Calero‘s West Chelsea loft bounced from blog to blog and back again. So much of what we see on blogs, especially what we all love, becomes a visual cliché. Yawn, seen that, click over to something else. With the distance of time some things that faded through repetition can become clearer again and make you remember how much you admired them. That happened to me on the weekend when I revisited Calero’s work. Always loved her loft, her Long Island house ticked my boxes too and as for the rest of her portfolio… how could I forget how much I was in awe of both her style and her photographs?

Blog favourites as of late

Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2013 by KiM

Why is Jo Bibby the first photo on my post today? The founding partner and designer at Ochre is just one of the inspiring women photographed and interviewed by Kristin Perers for her blog this is 50.

“As a designer, stylist and more recently a photographer I’ve spent my career trying to create beautiful things. Now I realise it’s not about fashioning beauty but finding it. And finding it in the everyday things around me. When I look now at women in their 50s I see so much beauty. And I want to know their story.”

As a woman also in her 50s and just about to embark on a new career journey Kristin’s blog could not have tumbled into my lap at a better time. Inspiration, beautiful women, beautiful photos. And just because I can I’ve included just a few of my favourite images from Kristin’s interiors portfolio.