Pets

Marly Gommans–Cats in Style Litterbox

I’ve seen several pet products on the market, and none have really come close to achieving a good combination of high style and solving the ugly realities of pet ownership (mainly the litter box), until Marly Gommans “Cats in Style” line.

Purchase Information:

Price: $339.00
Availability: Buy Marly Gommans–Cats in Style Litterbox here

Dog Pod by Glenn Ross

Yes, this bed is pretty expensive for an animal that is probably content to eat food out of the trash, but if you have a certain aesthetic you’re going for this bed may fit the bill.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Availability: Buy Dog Pod by Glenn Ross here

eiCRATE designed by Peter Pracilio

This dog crate seems more of a sculpture than anything else; half basket and half bird cage. It would blend in nicely with modern surroundings, so for those of you with companions under the 25lb. mark, you’re in luck. Crate in powder-coated steel wire, Crate mat/liner is 100% rubber.

Available in Black, White, Silver

24.5″H x 36″W x 34″D (Door Height 14.5″)
(The eiCRATE breaks down into two halves)

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $330.00
Availability: Buy eiCRATE designed by Peter Pracilio here

Marmalade pet care Sweet Lounge Cat Bed

Here’s a cardboard cat bed/cat scratcher from Marmalade.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $159.00
Availability: Buy Marmalade pet care Sweet Lounge Cat Bed here

Hepper Home Pet Beds

There’s a new collection of pet furniture available, completely worth taking a look at if you’ve got some furry friends. All are lined with sherpa fleece and come in a variety of pleasing colors.

Shown left to right: Pod, Nest, and Podium.

(Thanks Kate!)

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $95-$155
Availability: Buy Hepper Home Pet Beds here

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Recycle Ball and Bone

Like the look and love the idea of these dog toys…

“The RecycleBall is made from rubbery scraps left over from the manufacture of other chew toys. Your dog will will love that it’s super-strong and fun to gnaw.”

100% “regrind” first-quality Orbee-Tuff® material that would otherwise be discarded.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $12
Availability: Buy Recycle Ball and Bone here

“Missy’s Dreamer” Pet Bed

Acrylic pet bed with color coordinated mattress.

Purchase Information:

Price: $485.00
Availability: Buy “Missy’s Dreamer” Pet Bed here

“Lulu’s Hideaway” Pet Cave

Gone are the days that pet homes were considered to be a necessary eyesore, instead, they are becoming an additional accent to any discerning pet owner’s living area.

“Lulu’s Hideaway is a modern interpretation of a pet house. The Hideaway exudes style with its angular lines and contrasting gloss white exterior and rich purple interior and mattress.”

Dimensions: H:17.7″ x W: 17.7″ x D: 17.7″

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy “Lulu’s Hideaway” Pet Cave here

everyday studio scratchable cat furniture by susan kralovec

So pleasantly nice to see the pet furniture category expanding…and, hey, even if you don’t have cats, these perhaps could be used as accent pieces, maybe a small side table?

“not only can they help to stop your cat from tearing up your furniture, but help them to sharpen their claws safely and in style.”

Finishes available: Maltese(white), canary(yellow), koi(orange), and iguana(green).

‘pounce’ dimensions: 12″w x 30″l x 20″h
‘nap’ dimensions: 16″w x 16″l x 6″h, $65.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00-$155.00
Availability: Buy everyday studio scratchable cat furniture by susan kralovec here

Skritch Sisal Scratching Post

Kim Bull, designer and founder of WOWBOW pet furniture, introduces a unique scratching post for the modern indoor cat. The Skritch (2004) is framed in heavy-duty 10mm Lucite with smooth flame-polished and hand-buffed edges. The unobtrusive fixture features a tough, natural sisal surface that is removable and replaceable. Skritch easily mounts to the wall with included hardware. Made in Spain.

Purchase Information:

Price: $228
Availability: Buy Skritch Sisal Scratching Post here

Bent Plywood Single Feeder

I really like this pet dish. You’ve seen the dual dish before but they’ve just recently released the single feeder which is a slightly more economical choice for those of us with discerning tastes who are also on a budget.

“When architect Jon Wesley Rahman searched the market for appealing products for his dog, he found nothing that matched his modernist aesthetic. That prompted him to launch Holden Designs and create a line of products to please even the most finicky design hound. The Bent Plywood Feeders hold dishwasher-safe stainless steel bowls in a platform that’s raised, which encourages digestive health benefits believed to be associated with elevated feeders. Each layer of plywood is bonded electronically in a high-pressure mold with water- and temperature-resistant resins. Three heights are available to fit animals of different sizes.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $105
Availability: Buy Bent Plywood Single Feeder here

PLUSH BIRD & TWIG

This is the best modern execution of a pet toy I’ve ever seen.

“Plush birds for the indoor bird watcher. The perfect decoy for the cat on the prowl! The life sized birds come with or without handcast pewter twigs. They can be perched high only to be watched until it’s play time or they can be perched just out of reach for some more athletic fun. Hand stitched in designer wools and cottons. Each bird is deliciously stuffed with certified organic catnip and fattened with poly-fill. Hand cast pewter twigs are available in either natural pewter or blackened pewter.”

Bird Size: 7″L x 1.5″W x 1.5″H Twig Size: 5″L x 2.5″W x 1.5″H”

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy PLUSH BIRD & TWIG here

Lotus Bud, Carp, and Bamboo Dog Toys

If you’re growing tired of rubber fire-hydrants and silly pet toys, then maybe your dog is too. Besides, everybody needs a little luck and harmony…

“Celebrate the Year of the Dog with the Lotus Bud, a symbol of harmony, purity, and continuity. Combined with the Lucky Carp, it symbolizes continuity of abundance.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Lotus Bud, Carp, and Bamboo Dog Toys here

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Otis and Claude Dwell Pethouse

Finally, a pet-house worthy of being in your own house. I’ve seen a few contenders but this one is simple enough without looking ostentatiously modern.

Note: There’s nothing wrong with things looking ostentatiously modern, but sometimes it’s difficult to pull off well.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Otis and Claude Dwell Pethouse here

Cardboard Cat Cocoon

I was slightly alarmed when I first saw this, mainly because I had no clue to what it was, and maybe I’m still getting used to it, but I think I mostly like it. It’s certainly better than the pet-store alternative.

“…the rough exterior texture functions to sharpen claws or scratch away itches while the dark interior is a cat hideaway and storage spot. The 1- to 3.5″ peepholes provide provocative and interactive entertainment for both owners and animals.”

“Provocative.” Indeed.

Laser-cut cardboard.

Purchase Information:

Price: $298.00
Availability: Buy Cardboard Cat Cocoon here

 
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