Displaying posts from August, 2013

Natalie Fugelstveit

Posted on Tue, 27 Aug 2013 by KiM

Canadian interior designer Natalie Fuglestveit is transforming homes in Calgary, Alberta into fun, contemporary, über stylish spaces that are inviting and long-lasting. I want that settee above. So cute. And the cats would be able to sit next to me instead of on top of me. 🙂

Jo gillar Anna Mårselius

Posted on Tue, 27 Aug 2013 by midcenturyjo

I always love visiting interior designer and stylist Anna Mårselius’ blog Anna gillar. This is what I found on my latest visit and I can’t decide which one I like better. I think I might just have to settle for both. Styled by Anna, photographed by Anna Kern for NK Stil.

P.S. Apologies if I got the Swedish wrong 🙂

Cracked not broken

Posted on Tue, 27 Aug 2013 by midcenturyjo

Like the cracks in the ground as the summer draws on. Do you stop and stub your toe against the mini abyss and wonder what creature shelters within, escaping the fierce summer sun? Not a creepy crawly in this case. No, within this crack is a simple and sustainable single family home based on the Native American pit house… cool in summer and warm in winter thanks to being buried in the earth. The crack that splits the halves of the house allows light to penetrate deep into the rooms and provides drama. House as art installation by Bercy Chen Studio.

J+R Katz

Posted on Mon, 26 Aug 2013 by KiM

Jonathan and Renee Katz are the duo behind Vancouver firm J+R Katz Architecture & Design. They strive to create spaces that are elegant, vibrant and livable. Their work is so top notch that I imagine many of the homeowners never want to sell. I sure as hell wouldn’t if any of these homes were mine.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 26 Aug 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, if the photo is 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 our English Bull dog Watson on my DIY Barnboard bed, he’s getting to big to lift but we didn’t want that to stop him from cozying up on the bed, the solution-stairs!
– Kourtney

This is Cleo, our lone tortie, sitting in a refurbished Eames rocker purchased at the Brooklyn Flea years ago. Cleo also has a second favorite chair, too – an orange Douglas fiberglass chair.
– Jesse & Jason (Brooklyn, NY)

This is Vida. She’s our 10 year-old black lab, Australian shepherd, pit bull and husky. She is not allowed on the couch, but she snuck up there the other day. She appeared very confident and comfortable, so we got some cute pictures! 
– Victoria & Monte (San Francisco, CA)

Here are Pompeii, a shelter cat, and my roommate’s cat Winston, who was found abandoned as a too tiny kitten on a 115°+ degree day in Phoenix. My chair seems to be their favorite spot all of a sudden, apart or apparently together.
– Emily

Favourite place for my Tom is the kitchen. It’s a real gourmand cat! It loves keep an eye on our activities… waiting for a small oversight!
– Paola (Italy)