When I tell people I don't really like cats or dogs they tend to react as though I've just said my favorite meal is barbecued baby with a side of roasted bunny. I'm just not a pet person, but if I were going to get a pet, it would probably be a fish. They're low maintenance, pretty to look at (so many colors!), and with a mod fish bowl, they actually enhance your home—that's my idea of the perfect pet!
I spotted this first fish bowl in a shop in London. I'm sorry to report that it's not yet sold in the US, but it's so quirky and cool, I had to show it to you! If you live in the UK or Europe you can buy it at Skitsch for 280 Euros.
I adore the fish condo by Teddy Luong—the best part is you can buy multiples and stack them so each of your fishy tenants has his own unit! Sold at Unica Home for $25.
Like the fish condo, the wall-hung fish pod is also great in multiples. Hang a few against a boldly painted wall for punch. At $19.85 per pod, they're a good deal, too! Available at Pet Gadgets.
The BiOrb aquarium from Petco got my attention because of its interesting design and the fact that it comes in 3 colors (white, red, and black). At $295, it's pretty pricy, but unlike the three options above, this is an actual aquarium incorporating lighting and filtration. For those of us who don't have a great track record taking care of fish, it might be worth the extra money….