Displaying posts from September, 2012

Arquitetura Paralela

Posted on Tue, 11 Sep 2012 by KiM

I stumbled across a cool Brazilian architecture and design firm while doing some random googling the other day. Debora Racy and Nicole Sztokfisz created in 2007 and believe that good architecture can happen regardless of budget constraints and space. These ladies know how to have fun and be creative. I LOVE the stripe of tile in the bathroom above. Freaking genius. (Sweet tiles in the kitchen below too).

More from Dinesen

Posted on Tue, 11 Sep 2012 by midcenturyjo

Beautiful wide planks of wood sent a frisson of lust through DTI readers. Oak and Douglas fir made readers pin and like and share and save to inspiration folders. Easy to see why the flooring from caused such a fuss. In an age of man made and faux and plastic and “that will have to do”, it is a joy to behold the beauty of the natural wood celebrated. Wide and mighty. A statement. OK. OK. Just so darn sexy in a roll around and stroke the floor kind of way. To feed our addiction for these perfect planks has sent us more images from an apartment designed by . Enjoy!

Siren Lauvdal encore

Posted on Tue, 11 Sep 2012 by midcenturyjo

A mood, a vibe, a certain something. Like a mumur, a ripple in the calm that builds and grows and reverberates. It’s a flag, a marker, a passage that doesn’t state the bleeding obvious but uses passion to tell the story. It’s a photographer that takes light and bends it, traps it, caresses it to capture the mood, the meaning, the beauty. Images with an artist’s eye. Photography by . Gorgeous.

jamesthomas update

Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 by KiM

It’s been ages since I blogged photos featuring the interior design of Chicago based design duo James Dolenc and Thomas Riker, otherwise known as . Lots of new stuff in their portfolio since ’08. I’m still a fan of their sophisticated yet unpretentious spaces. 

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 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 (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to [email protected] PLEASE don’t send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

This is a photo of “Baby,” a recent Poodle rescue, who is enjoying a nap on her favorite chair, a vintage McGuire chair I found for $15 at a flea market here in Duxbury, Vermont. 
– Susan 

Pablo and Sasha are my lovely cats. They really appreciate a comfortable furniture.
– Priscila

Our little cheerleader Minky (caught mid yawn) on our new ottoman, meant for our brand new deck, only finished on Friday.
Our new deck with Lulu and Minky surveying their kingdom.

– Anne-Marie (Cape Town, SA)

This is Rosco, a one year old dachshund sleeping on the couch.
– Brandi

The photo shows our Alaskan malamute TROMSO. Technically speaking, Tromso is not ON furniture because he is too big for our sofa or armchair (or basically any furniture item in our home)…  but he fits in nicely in that cosy “nook” between our old commode (bought in a junk sale) and the armchair.
Agnieszka (Murowana Goslina, Poland)

I saw these pictures of pets and would like to see if I could send you a picture of my cat. His name is Morpheus and loves to stay home on the couch.

Since entries were a little light for today, I thought I’d add in a couple of my own. The first one is Felix, the almost 30 pounder, relaxing on my vintage leather pouf in the living room. The next one is Milo curled up in his favourite new spot – a old crate fitted with a pillow. Above him is Edgar. That is a tub on a stand with a lid made out of tires. At the beginning of summer my husband decided it was a great spot for the cats (right under the window) so he flipped the lid upside down and put a blanket on it. Ever since one of the 7 cats is ALWAYS on it.