Since 2018, the Pet Lights, designed by Marcel Wanders studio, was a flashy band of three, Uhuh, Noot Noot, and Purr. But the three besties have embraced a new friend in their midst, Grwoww. This new feline friend may sound scary but don’t let the tough name fool you. The lively little bunch is now a group of four!
Pets can now breathe cleaner and fresher air at home with the new LG PuriCare™ Air Purifier Pet Mode. The LG PuriCare™ Air Purifier Pet Mode with Clean Booster offers pet owners much-needed relief from poor indoor air conditions that can be caused by cats’ and dogs’ dander on top of environmental factors such as humidity, air pollution or inadequate ventilation.
You can now shop for all your furry family members at IKEA Singapore. The Lurvig collection for pets takes into account the typical needs and at opposing personality-types of both cats and dogs. For example, the cat house provides a quiet and cosy place for cats to curl up. A versatile piece, the furniture can be folded to serve as an open bed for a small dog.
The right pet-friendly floor for pet parents who are design savvy will involve balancing design preferences, resistance to pet damage and replacing or deep-cleaning the flooring often. The issues with pets and flooring are mainly two-fold: the damage that occurs from scratches and the problems of staining from liquid or solid “accidents” that are inevitable with pets at home.
Feline lovers understand that humans do not actually own cats. In fact, the reverse is true. Hence, cat-friendly spaces often include cat walkways, nooks and climbing shelves whether to proudly showcase the cats or subtly take advantage of unused vertical space. So when Selina Tay principal designer and owner of Collective Designs was tasked to transform a bachelor pad into a feline friendly space, Tay’s first step was to look up.
"To you he is just a pet. To him, you are his everything” – an anonymous quote which resonates true in this flat tucked in Marine Crescent. For Sia Aiwei, her cats mean everything to her, having the furry animals always present all her life. Naturally when Aiwei embarked on a massive overhaul of the four-roomer, and childhood home, the felines needs were part of the design brief. “I wanted a home which incorporates a cat’s natural habitat seamlessly,” explains the founder and chief designer of PawGlam!, a pet fashion line.
When creating homes for a lifetime, it comes naturally that we should build our homes around things we truly enjoy the most. It could be the incorporating of a hobby like fishing or cooking into the design that will ultimately bring us joy each time we unlock the front door to our pad. In the redesign of a terrace house, the clients, a pair of homeowners who teach and write poetry for their day jobs, wanted to build an ideal home where work and relaxation could happen interchangeably and for their extensive collection of art and books to be displayed in a resplendent manner. Another tweak to the design brief was accommodated for the two shy but inquisitive cats of the homeowners. With books and cats as the homeowners’ primary sources of happiness, Alexandra Barker, principal-in-charge of the project, worked to construct a dreamscape that pulled from the best of both worlds.
A pink cat house by KC Design Studio is dedicated to a couple’s love for their three cats. Cat-friendly features include cat ladders, a carousel climbing frame and a fluffy swing, all of which are in pink. With careers in graphic design and fashion, the cat-loving couple has cultivated a passion for bold and unusual design.
It is no secret that cats can be the fussiest of cultural critics which is why Los Angeles-based Architects for Animals has assembled some of the city’s leading architecture firms to design functional yet inventively fancy outdoor dwellings at “Giving Shelter,” a benefit for FixNation, which spays and fixes homeless felines.
Samsung’s 2020 ‘lifestyle TVs’ - the Sero, Frame and Serif TV, comes in packaging which can be transformed into a cat house, a small coffee table or a magazine rack. Usually electric companies a thick corrugated cardboard box to protect the product inside while shipping. Since these boxes are difficult to be recycled, they often end up discarded in the landfills.