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The name says it all: The Kittypod
Elizabeth Paige Smith designs thoughtful and modern eco-furnishings. For your cat.
Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 9:07 AM
To complement today’s earlier post
in which I recommend eco-friendly dog beds for President-elect Obama’s Labradoodle (or Portuguese water dog?), here’s something on feline furniture. I’m not sure if there will be a first feline (remember Socks Clinton
?) residing in the White House, but in any case I think Elizabeth Paige Smith’s Kittypod
would look stunning in the Treaty Room or the Lincoln Bedroom. Okay, okay, a stretch, I know, given that the White House chambers veer towards the ornate, but it would be quite the juxtaposition.
The Kittypod, a truly unique creation from celebrated Californian designer Smith
, is made from mostly recycled corrugated cardboard and acts as both an object d’art and object de scratch n’ nest. The egg-shaped pod fits cats of all sizes and once Mr. Peepers has tired of it (or destroyed it), it’s completely recyclable. But with a price tag of around $320, I’d hope the Kittypod stays around for the long haul.
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