Crash Pad!

Crash Pad!

About "Cats&Pods"

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London, United Kingdom
We are a small workshop based in London, England, aimed at designing and producing high quality furniture mainly for cats. After several attempts to find a suitable habitat for our own cat, that would satisfy not only his enormous demands but ours too, we decided to make everything by ourselves and after a few months of experimenting with different materials and shapes we finally came up with the model that is both attractive and functional, thing that is very rare in modern design in general (discuss:). After a long period of testing on various "specimens" we've decided to make this product available to other like-minded people who are bored with standard mass-produced objects. Currently known as a "Crash Pad" it is available for sale at the trendy "Lik+Neon" shop in Shoreditch, London. And since they are very proud owners of several cats, you can see our pod in full action and admire the friendly vibe of the shop. Alternatively, you can order it directly from us. Apart from carefully crafting furniture for cats, we occupy ourselves in other activities, such as graphic art, painting, sculpture, installations, music e.t.c. So watch this space!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Neko Chigura (稚座)

Have a look at Neko Chigura, an amazing cat basket, handmade in Japan by local craftsmen. Neko Chigura is a byproduct of rice industry and the basket-making is a side business in the winter season when the region becomes snowbound.
They have a website and apparently a long queue of orders. In Europe they are an exclusive and quite expensive item, not bad for a side business!

I've always dreamed of visiting Japan, now I have a solid "purrpose". I quit my job, move overseas and live with locals in a small village to master a craft of basket making for cats.

Sounds like a good plan!

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