Their fur­nish­ings can be stylish too

Los Angeles Times - - THE PETS ISSUE - — David Keeps

We dote on our pets, snap­ping up de­signer dog beds and kitty con­dos (with the hope they will stop claw­ing and curl­ing up on our fa­vorite so­fas and bed pil­lows). All that gear can wreak havoc on the in­te­rior-ob­sessed home­owner. Does Bella’s bed match the bed­room cur­tains? Will the new aquar­ium look out of place in the fam­ily room?

We combed the mar­ket­place to find in­no­va­tive and dé­cor-friendly de­signs for in­doors and out. Some, like the Hep­per Nom­Nom, a $37 dog or cat feeder with two dishes and a tray to catch wa­ter and crumbs, of­fer style and value; oth­ers, like Es­que Stu­dios’ Space Moun­tain fish­bowl and the artist-de­signed Archibird bird cage-ta­ble, are beau­ti­ful in­dul­gences. Above is a se­lec­tion of some of the best pet prod­ucts, in­clud­ing home­grown South­ern Cal­i­for­nia prod­ucts, such as the DIY Crafts­man-style bird­house from Los An­ge­les and a hide-in-plain-sight kitty lit­ter box from San Diego.

Bruce Law Torre & Tag us

TAK­ING THE CON­CEPT of the fish­bowl lit­er­ally, the Cana­dian home decor firm Torre & Ta­gus of­fers this dec­o­ra­tive glass home, about $70, for va­ri­eties that don’t re­quire an aquar­ium. To find it lo­cally, use the store lo­ca­tor at


Jerome Gal­land

DE­SIGNED AS A ONE-OFF sculp­ture in­te­grat­ing a bird cage and glass-en­closed perches within a ta­ble, the Archibird by artist Gre­goire De Laf­for­est is avail­able to or­der from­

Hep­per K&H Pet Prod­ucts

FOR THE HIGH AND MIGHTY fe­line, the Hep­per Pod Cat Bed, $117, is an el­e­vated Mod­ernist de­sign, avail­able in a range of frame and fab­ric choices. MOD DREAM POD by K&H Pet Prod­ucts, $69.99, zips to­gether to pro­vide a Jet­sons­esque sleep­ing cham­ber for cats and small dogs. From­


NOT ALL PET PROD­UCTS need to be cutesy. The South Korean de­sign firm Gramms cre­ated the Clas­si­cal Or­ders of Ar­chi­tec­ture col­lec­tion that in­cludes an Ionic cap­i­tal dish, about $30, and Doric shaft bowl, $13.50. Or­der di­rectly from

Pets­mar t

HAM­STERS, GER­BILS and mice can eat, drink and bur­row to their hearts’ con­tent in the Na­tional Ge­o­graphic Jumbo Ex­plo­ration Loft, $34.97, which has clear and earth-toned plas­tics in­stead of the rain­bow of candy col­ors of­ten found in such habi­tats. From www.pets­

Mod­ern Cat De­sig ns

THE 19-INCH-TALL, two-piece Mox Lit­ter Tower is de­signed to let cats in and keep dogs out, does not re­quire a lit­ter pan or liner and has a plas­tic grate that cleans your kitty’s paws on its way back out into your world. $129 from


Pets­mar t

FISH AND REP­TILES can be re­tir­ing types that shy away from hu­man eyes. Why not do it in Na­tional Ge­o­graphic’s Mayan Hide­away? $14.99 at www.pets­

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