All cat lovers out there will be pleased to see sculptural, artistic modern cat houses that not only provide their furry little pets with shelter and climbing fun, but also decorate modern interiors. And when you add a social dimension, you get the best of both worlds. These 14 intricate modern cat houses were especially built by US architects for stray cats. Encouraging donations for FixNation, a Californian spay-neuter nonprofit organization, these modern cat houses inspire a new dimension in the design of shelters for one of the world’s favorite pet. Stray felines were given the chance to enjoy sculptural cat shelters created for Architects for Animals’ “Giving Shelter” fundraiser held in Los Angeles this September.
Each custom built cat house was designed by a different architect for the Giving Shelter event held on held on September 10, 2014 in Los Angeles. Organized by the national organization Architects for Animals, the event ripples as well as inspiration for the future of cat house design. The adorable kittens can play in, on and around the geometric cat houses all day long. They’ll be like a dynamic, unpredictable part of the whole system, bringing it to life.
We’ve seen houses for cats to scratch and tables designed for feline exploration, even luxury beds for cats and dogs. We’ve even featured an interview with Kooldog to show you the promises and this growing field. They all pave the way to a more aesthetically appealing pet home design. If you’d like to know more details, DailyMail explores each design.
Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration rooms featuring cozy sunken living areas that we’d love to nestle up in. The soaring ceilings of this bright and airy Texas home are further exaggerated by its recessed seating area. The raw look of the wooden ceilings and concrete floors are softened by strategically placed pops of color and plush pillows.
And one of my all-time favorite shelf styling tricks is to display plants on the top layer of shelving, which will draw the eye upward, as well as create height and drama. Below we see shelf-top plants in a tour of my retro-modern home office. Last but not least, we shine the spotlight on the challenging task of styling kids’ room shelving, drawing inspiration from the product photography of The Land of Nod. The Zero Gravity Wall Shelf below illustrates a perfect balance of practicality and design flair, mixing carefully placed toys with books in eye-catching colors.