A cat can be a small space dweller's best friend … but a cat's litter box can be a small space dweller's worst nightmare. Tired of ugly litter boxes sitting out in the middle of the room, we decided to get the scoop on stylish, modern litter boxes and enclosures to bring some class to your kitty's dirty business.
No matter how much we love our homes, animal lovers realize that some concessions have to be made for our pets. Dogs need things to lay on and things to chew almost as much as they need things to bark at incessantly for no reason.
It's been exciting times over here. After years of use and countless internal updates, my laptop was finally lagging enough to warrant an upgrade (Photoshop is a love/hate relationship of codependency, I tell ya). The upgrade is nothing wildly different...in fact, it looks almost exactly the same, as I ended up moving over to the same model with updated specs. It was the equivalent of buying the very same car again, but this year's model with the soft Corinthian leather seat option and better torque. Despite the "sameness", a new machine is still a momentous occasion and I spent countless hours fiddling and customizing my new digital digs that first day.
You'd think living in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright would be cool enough for most kids, but twelve-year-old Jim Berger wanted more — at least for his dog. In 1956 he wrote Wright asking for a dog house to be designed to match his own home and, after a second request, Wright eventually complied. While it was demolished in 1973, it was recently rebuilt and is taking a tour across the country.
There's not much we wouldn't do for our dogs. Over the years I've watched favorite furnishings turn into chew toys, learned to sleep while balancing on the very edge of the mattress so my boy Hoffman can slumber in full extension, and cut nights out short to return home and prepare dinner for His Highness. So when it came to finding a new dog bed, I searched high and low for the best of the best. Here are my top picks.
I came across this simple up-cycled suitcase project on the Covet Garden blog. By creating a custom cushion fitted to an existing vintage suitcase the blogger created a cute, compact bed for her furry friend.
We miss the good ol' aquarium: the sound of the bubbles, the mesmerizing and relaxing underwater menagerie of aquatic life. Almost everyone in our family owned one in the 90's, but they've seemed to have fallen out of favor the last few years. But we think aquariums are an excellent way not only to introduce an ecosystem to bring life into the home, but can also work as decor and ambient lighting...
Those with pets will appreciate this roundup of 2011's best pet posts. From helping your pup smell clean to knowing what plants are either safe of toxic to have around your home, read on to catch anything you may have missed during the past 12 months (or to just revisit something you've already forgotten).
Even though my cats would be content to laze around on a ratty old blanket or hide out in a discarded cardboard box all day, I am totally infatuated with these adorable cat products by Loyal Luxe. (Pssst, Santa, the cats have been very good this year. We'll leave you some milk in a saucer.)