Where’s the challenge in just sitting on a Roomba doing its thing? Arguably any cat can do that*. Add dressing up as a shark and chasing a duck from said Roomba to level things up a notch!
*the gazillions of cat owners who have tried in vain to get their kitty to ride a robot vacuum cleaner for their benefit can rest assured: cats are perfectly capable of performing this simple task – most of them just cannot be bothered to comply.
A while back (in 2009 to be precise), Tokyo-based design furniture house E&Y introduced the most beautiful coffee table imaginable, designed by Koichi Futatsumata. Ever since, I’ve been hoping to see this (or at least a comparable) design become widely available for purchase. I was hopeful when its imminent arrival was announced for spring 2010 here and here – but it turns out it is available for order directly from E&Y in Japan only. Whilst surely an option for some, my guess is that most of us will remain reluctant non-owners of this amazing way of featuring our cat where it belongs – at the center of attention, in the center of our living room that is (read at the center of our universe). Oh and yes, as others have pointed out, there is an option of actually placing your coffee on the coffee table with the cat in its hammock. Fully functional and all, yet due to the glass surface the cat is safe from coffee spillage at all times!
Kitties are an ever-recurrent staple in TV advertisement, with approximately 50% of cat ads promoting cat related products and the other half seemingly unrelated products and services. But, doesn’t everything just look so much better with a cat in/on/etc. it? Enjoy the top five TV ads featuring cats of the past five or so years. They have been chosen for entertainment value and/or cuteness factor, rather than for any professional criteria from the advertisement industry. Also, no ads where cats come to (or seem to come to) harm are included – just won’t have that.