There's no reason that objects of necessity for some people— bicycles, pet beds — have to be clunky eye sores. Take this wall-mounted pet bed by designer Akemi Tanaka. Stylish, functional, and most importantly, space-saving!

The Curve pet bed can be mounted anywhere on the wall, and works for both cats and dogs (35 lbs. max capacity). Made in the USA, the beds are made of bentwood in maple or walnut veneer with a linseed oil finish, and the snap-on cushions are removable and machine-washable

Okay, so it costs $200 (available here), which might be a bit on the high side for a pet bed. But we still think it's a great idea.

(Images: SupermarketHQ and SuperCoolPets)