If you caught my post yesterday about the rampant hammock lust that overtook me at last weekend’s Dwell on Design conference at the L.A. Convention Center, you may be thinking that the time I spent on the floor of the West Coast’s largest modern design event was all about rest and relaxation of the human variety. You thought wrong.
My favorite lounge-centric items that I spotted at Dwell on Design aren’t even meant for human use ... nor were they on display in the main exhibition hall. I’m talking about Salvage Design Company’s charmingly simple Vintage Soda Crate Pet Divans found, for sale, as part of the Remodelista-curated Local Los Angeles Market
Sourced from "barns, back alleyways, and salvage yards across the country" and then hand-finished by Salvage Design Company’s owner/master scavenger Heather Roth in her Huntington Beach, Calif., workshop, these “enviable” repurposed soda crate pet beds feature plush inserts made from reclaimed army tent material.
Each one-of-a-kind bed measures 12"x18"x4" deep and ideally can accommodate a pooch up to 15 pounds. However, Roth’s adorable 25-pound puggle/bed model, Wren, is a big fan so there is a bit of flexibility when it comes to weight and size.
If you missed Salvage Design Company at Dwell on Design, don’t fret — the Vintage Soda Crate Pet Divans are now available at SDC’s Etsy shop for $120. Or, if you live in Southern California, be sure to stop on by Salvage Design Company’s new flagship retail space at the OC Mart MIX in Costa Mesa to see these comfy/rustic, puggle-approved beds in the flesh and to peruse more “duplicitous art for the (re)purposeful home.” 
Any other Dwell on Design attendees spot something for sale that they fancied outside of the main exhibition hall in the vendor area? Anyone happen to pick up two of my favorite design items from 2011, the newly released Plumen bulb or a Black + Blum Hot-Pot BBQ, at the fantastic A+R mini store

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

Pant-worthy design: Vintage soda crate dog divans from Salvage Design Company
With an eye for creative upcycling and canine input from her pet puggles, Salvage Design Company's Heather Roth transforms vintage soda crates into quirky pet d