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DIY Kitty Bunkbed!

Bild your kitties this amazing diy bunkbed! This is a great example, but colour and design are entirely up to your imagination.


You will need three (or potentially more) old crates, paint of your choice and either suitable glue or screws/bolts. Individually paint the crates in your chosen colour and let them dry. Apply your chosen designs, in case you don’t feel comfortable hand-drawing on the crates, make stencils (or buy them at a handicraft shop). For safety of your cats, make sure you either glue or screw the crates on top of each other after painting them.  Add some cushions and blankets… and patiently wait for photo ops 🙂

Cattoos: Horitomo Tattoo Art!

Horitomo1Kazuaki Kitamura, also known by his alias Horitomo, is a contemporary Japanese tattoo artist.

Following his initial studies, Horitomo worked at various tattoo studios in Tokyo and Osaka and took part in tattoo conventions, including shows in Amsterdam and Spain. From 2001 onwards, he began to study  traditional Japanese tattooing from a master of the style.  By now, he’s a longstanding expert in both Western style and Japanese tebori hand tattooing.

We, of course, are particularly taken by his tattoo designs centring on ever so lovely cats – cattoo design!

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Cat beard – human hat?

Every now and then, this happens!

Remember that optical illusion where you stare at a picture of a young/old woman to finally see the second one? Well this is much easier on the eye, and at the same time much more psychologically revealing. Do you see a cat beard? Then you’re clearly a cat-person. Or do you first and foremost see a human hat? That would make you a people-cat… well a cat most definitely.

cat beard.


and there is more!

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Table Cat – Cat Table!

Cat in Cat Hammock Table
img by Case-Real

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!

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