I’m always on the lookout for pet accessories — be it flip-flop dog hammocks or contemporary kitty litter boxes — that are non-hideous (ie: complement the interior of a home rather than clash with it) and help both owner and pet reduce their respective eco footprints/paw prints.

Today’s finds are Nest and Pod cat beds (they’re also suitable for small dogs) from Gregory Kenny of Vancouver BC-based Kilowatt Studio. A pleasing departure from standard fabric-covered foam pet beds, the Nest and Pod are handcrafted in Vancouver from bamboo, organic cotton, and hypoallergenic wool. 

Aside from giving Kitty a comfortable place to nap that’s good looking, made with sustainable materials, and bacteria-, mold-, and mildew-resistant, 10 percent from the sale of each bed is donated to the Vancouver Orphan Kitty Rescue Association, a cat rescue group that fosters orphaned kitties and places them in new homes. Purrfect.  

Head on over to the Kilowatt Studio website for more info. And for more on keeping a pet-safe home, check out family blogger Jenn's helpful recent post on the topic. 

Via [Design Milk]

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Creature comforts (for cats)
Aesthetically pleasing and sustainably made, Kilowatt Studio's Nest and Pod cat beds are ideal for man's second best friend.