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Last week my family and I bought a house. I know, crazy! There are many exciting advantages to owning a house, but one of the benefits I’m most looking forward to is sharing my home with more pets (and being able to modify our home to really include them). I’ve always been a big fan of pet owners who design and decorate their homes with their furry, feathery, and scaly friends in mind and have always hoped I’d be able to do the same. Well, now we can!
I was recently inspired by a project (thanks Jessica!) by interior designer Schuyler Samperton, who created and installed these cat boxes to scale along the human stairs of this Hancock Park house. While I don’t have stairs at the new place, I do have plenty of wall space that could accommodate some stealth kitty cubes for Pookie to lord over everyone in.
I have a friend who takes an Instagram photo of his dog taking a dump every day. I gotta admit, I find it funny, but I’m not sure what his dog thinks. I couldn’t help but think of him when I saw this Good Boy lamp by UK artist Whathisname. Feeling grossed out? You should be. Whatshisname explains on his website: “Good Boy lamp (2012) was designed as an item of everyday use that makes user uncomfortable with every use. The On/Off switch is shaped as a turd that needs to be stepped on.”
Wouldn’t it be rad to have a painting of your furry best friend sitting in the lap of your favorite celebrity? Oh man, imagine the possibilities! P. Kitty and Biggie Smalls in the laps of their human inspirations? That would be so awesome. Well, if I ever wanted to make it a reality, I could contact Etsy seller Ruth Marcus of Oakland, CA, who you can commission to make a painting featuring your best pal and any celebrity of your choosing. Now all I need is an extra $500 ($250 per portrait)…
I ran across Ink + Sword’s screen print posters while (unnecessarily) looking on Etsy for pet-themed artwork. A guilty pleasure of mine. I love the simple graphic nature of these illustrations, as well as the positive propaganda they display. I talked to the folks behind Ink + Sword to get the backstory on these colorful PSAs.