This modern and minimal multifunctional pet carrier doubles up as a stool for you

There’s a special place in my heart…reserved completely for pet products! Our pets are quite literally our lifelines, and if you own a cat or two like me, then you know most of our days are spent catering to their every whim and fancy. Well-designed, smart, and functional product designs can make your pet’s life easier, more comfortable, and fun! And if they manage to provide some utility to your living space and you, then it’s quite literally the best of both worlds. One such example of an innovative design that caters to the needs of both pets and humans is – Guacal.

Designer: Andrés Cáceres

Designed by Andrés Cáceres, Guacal is a cute pet carrier that seems to double up as a stool for humans! Mimicking a mini stool, Guacal takes on a squarish form with rounded edges. The lower section seems to function as the pet carrier with transparent panels supporting the entire structure,  allowing you to keep an eye on your pet at all times. The upper section features a wooden base, which seems to serve as the seating area for you! Guacal looks sturdy enough to not only support your weight but to carry your pet around wherever you go. If you separate the transparent panels from the main structure, it quickly transforms into a handy stool for you.

Cáceres amped Guacal with a generous size, allowing it to accommodate dogs and cats, of different shapes, sizes and breeds, and not to mention even you!  You can stack multiple Guacals next to each other to create a long and modular seating arrangement. Guacal’s modern and minimal aesthetics ensure that it could perfectly complement any living space or home.

Guacal is the kind of modern, and multifunctional design that most of us need these days. It not only helps you comfortably transport your pet from one location to another, but even let’s you rest on it while you’re waiting in line for the vet to tend to your doggo!

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A Cat Collar with an Integrated Laser Pointer: Hours of Feline Fun

Because there are few things in life a cat loves more than chasing lasers, the KiTiDOT Collar (affiliate link) is a cat collar with an integrated laser pointer that points down at the floor in front of your cat so they can chase that little red dot to their heart’s content. Or, if they’re my cats, just close their eyes and fall asleep. They aren’t into playing childish games.

The USB-rechargeable collar features an adjustable-angle laser so you can determine just how far in front of your cat it points and three different lighting modes (low, high, and flickering). Hopefully, none of which will blind another cat who comes to inspect the collar. It also automatically turns off after a half hour of use, so your cat doesn’t pass out from exhaustion.

Cats: for whatever reason, they go nuts for laser pointers. I wonder what they think the red dot is – a firefly? Is it even red to them? I don’t know how cat eyes work. I mean, except well enough to see my leg dangling over the side of the bed in pitch black and claw at it.

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Igloo is a side table that also gives your cat a cozy home

Space is already at a premium for humans today, and adding a pet to the mix could complicate matters a bit. In addition to your own stuff, you also have to take into account your pet’s toys and bed, not to mention the things that it might choose to make its bed, with or without your consent. That’s not a reason not to get a furry companion, of course, but it is a reason to think about your furniture choices. Humans today tend to gravitate towards modular or multi-functional pieces of furniture, but there’s little reason both people and animals can’t share the same things. This side table, for example, looks like any ordinary wooden table except for the spherical shape underneath that can become your cat’s favorite sleeping place.

Designer: Joao Teixeira

Cats just love boxes. Or, to be more precise, they love enclosed spaces that give them a sense of security and safety. They are often more interested in packaging rather than the toy that was inside it, and it is commonly known that they’d sit or sleep inside anything they can fit into. So rather than waste time and money on a separate bed they may or may not like, why not make smarter use of space that’s already being occupied anyway.

“Igloo” might be a weird name for a table, but it is a very accurate description of the odd structure beneath the tabletop. Although it looks almost like an odd UFO, the flattened sphere is designed to be a cozy bed for your feline. Rather than a typical box, a round shape was chosen because it conformed better to how cats often curl up when sleeping. The shape is also almost completely closed off save for the oval opening in front, providing the warmth cats crave in boxes.

Of course, Igloo is also a table designed for humans, and it provides both functionality and decor to living spaces shared with animals. It can be placed beside your bed, keeping your companion close to you, or it can be left in the living room or any other room, giving your cat a space to call its own. The wooden legs and tabletop present a material contrast to the cat’s “igloo,” which is made of plastic. The unpainted legs complement the white paint of both the table’s surface and the cat’s comfy home. Although the cat is unlikely to appreciate it, cutouts around the legs on the tabletop give Igloo a visually interesting shape to attract humans’ attention.

While it’s definitely a smart way to combine two functions into one piece of furniture, it leaves at least one question open. The table itself looks stable, but a cat’s coming and going is sure to cause some movement. It might not be a good idea to place certain objects on the table, like fragile decor or even cups filled with drinks. Something with some form of dynamic stabilization could fix that problem, but that would also take away the table’s minimalist charm.

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Feline adventure game ‘Stray’ is getting a limited-edition cat backpack

The history of video games is littered with odd tie-in merchandise, from Resident Evil perfume and Xbox body wash to a Call of Duty-themed Jeep and the Xbox Mini Fridge. Annapurna Interactive is adding to that storied legacy with a branded cat carrier for new adventure game Stray.

The publisher teamed up with pet accessories brand Travel Cat for the limited-edition carrier, which it announced just a few days before the game hits PlayStation and PC on Tuesday. "We've hinted at it. It's true. We're happy to share that limited-edition Stray x Travel Cat merch for your feline companions is up for pre-order!" Annapurna wrote in a tweet spotted by Eurogamer.

It's a version of a Travel Cat backpack called The Fat Cat with neon and charcoal colors inspired by the cyberpunk setting of Stray. The pet accessory company says the $140 carrier is sturdy and breathable, while there's space for more than one cat. There's a bubble attachment so your curious furry friends can look at the outside world, as well as a leash clip (a Stray leash and harness are also available)

You don't have to limit the contents to cats either. "You could also use the harness and backpack for small/mediumish dogs if you really wanted to," Annapurna said. "And you can use the backpack for carrying stuff in general too." Travel Cat will ship the carrier in two batches, one on August 31st and another on September 21st.

There's been a sizable buzz around puzzle platformer Stray since it first emerged a couple of years ago. You'll play as a stray cat that has been separated from its family. You'll make your way home through a dystopian cybercity with the help of a companion drone, all the while knocking over as many things as you can. PlayStation Plus subscribers on the Extra and Premium tiers can play the game at no extra cost.

Feline adventure game ‘Stray’ is getting a limited-edition cat backpack

The history of video games is littered with odd tie-in merchandise, from Resident Evil perfume and Xbox body wash to a Call of Duty-themed Jeep and the Xbox Mini Fridge. Annapurna Interactive is adding to that storied legacy with a branded cat carrier for new adventure game Stray.

The publisher teamed up with pet accessories brand Travel Cat for the limited-edition carrier, which it announced just a few days before the game hits PlayStation and PC on Tuesday. "We've hinted at it. It's true. We're happy to share that limited-edition Stray x Travel Cat merch for your feline companions is up for pre-order!" Annapurna wrote in a tweet spotted by Eurogamer.

It's a version of a Travel Cat backpack called The Fat Cat with neon and charcoal colors inspired by the cyberpunk setting of Stray. The pet accessory company says the $185 carrier is sturdy and breathable, while there's space for more than one cat. There's a bubble attachment so your curious furry friends can look at the outside world, as well as a leash clip (a Stray leash and harness are also available)

You don't have to limit the contents to cats either. "You could also use the harness and backpack for small/mediumish dogs if you really wanted to," Annapurna said. "And you can use the backpack for carrying stuff in general too." Travel Cat will ship the carrier in two batches, one on August 31st and another on September 21st.

There's been a sizable buzz around puzzle platformer Stray since it first emerged a couple of years ago. You'll play as a stray cat that has been separated from its family. You'll make your way home through a dystopian cybercity with the help of a companion drone, all the while knocking over as many things as you can. PlayStation Plus subscribers on the Extra and Premium tiers can play the game at no extra cost.

Top 10 ultimate products you could get for your pet

I’m pretty sure our pets are enjoying this pandemic way more than us, I mean they get to have their hoomans all to themselves almost all the time! And as much as I love spending time with my own cats, I’m honestly running out of ways to keep them entertained and prevent them from knocking down an item or two in my home, out of sheer boredom. If you’re pretty much in the same precarious situation as me, then this collection of pet products promises to come to your rescue! From a drying chamber for cats to a side table that lets your dog stay beside you while you work – these product designs will take good care of your pet, and keep them active and content! You can take a little breather, while they wrestle around with these newfound fun products!

1. Doze

Doze is a side table where you can put some of your stuff while working, like a notebook or a cup of coffee or a glass of wine to energize you or just some pieces of decoration. The space for your stuff is actually a removable tray that you can attach or remove.

Why is it noteworthy?

The important part of this furniture though is the semi-enclosed space that is made for your pet dog. Whether they just want to rest in it or play on their own while keeping a close eye on you while you work, the dog bed seems to be pretty comfortable. It has a customizable bed cover that is made from hypoallergenic memory foam so it is both comfy and also good for their joints and bones. Memory foam is known to distribute the user’s weight and remember their shape.

What we like

  • The side table that is also a dog bed benefits both the pet and the owner
  • Help you in your productivity and not make you want to doze off yourself when you see your dog comfortably napping in their bed

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

2. Dmuse

Dmuse is a sauna-like drying chamber for cats to have a comfortable place to dry themselves after a bath.

Why is it noteworthy?

While getting cats into the bathtub for cleaning can feel like pulling your own teeth, it’s only half the battle. Then comes the water and we all know how cats deal with that. Take that in addition to drying your cat in a towel and you’ll end up with scratches and tooth marks up and down your arms. Introducing Dmuse, Designer Dot created a drying chamber that doubles as a cat tower as a solution for cats to have a more comfortable way of drying themselves.

What we like

  • A collection of control options manage the device’s temperature, strength, timer, and heat fan
  • Dmuse doubly operates as a cat tower for cats to rest and play even when they’re dry

What we dislike

  • We’re not sure if cats would actually enter the chamber

3. The Cottage dog house

The Cottage dog house is a minimalist dog house made from metallic elements and eco-friendly felt coverings.

Why is it noteworthy?

Your dog deserves a corner of the home to call its own. Whether that means creating your own pillow fort around your dog’s bed or buying the latest, greatest dog house that only fits in the backyard, it’s up to you. Typically, dogs aren’t too fussy and they’ll find comfort wherever there’s a hint of it–on your lap or under the couch. The Cottage dog house from LSY and Jaeyeon Choi is a new kind of minimalist dog house that taps into comfort with a felt covering and sturdy build.

What we like

  • The internal cushion is meant to provide ultimate comfort for your canine friend
  • The removable roof allows for open-air or semi-enclosed sleeping

What we dislike

  • The aesthetics are a bit too simple

4. Petvation

The most advanced pet door on the market only allows ‘approved’ pets to enter or exit your home.

Why is it noteworthy?

The smart home just got a little smarter for your four-legged friend too. Meet Petvation, a camera-enabled pet door that solves a few common problems with traditional pet doors. The problem with flap-based doors is that they let anyone out or in, heightening the danger of your pet escaping, or a bunch of raccoons breaking in. Mechanical doors, on the other hand, can stress a pet out, are prone to breakage, or end up requiring human intervention. Petvation does away with all that by just using the same tech used by your smart doorbell – facial recognition.

What we like

  • The door only opens when it sees your pet, and not for any other animal, making it much more effective than any other solution there is

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

5. The Dome-Home

Foster Partners Dome Home Dog Kennel Concept Entry 2

Foster Partners Dome Home Dog Kennel

The Dome-Home is not exactly expensive, but it looks like something that you would spend a lot of money on. The design is cutting-edge, something that we don’t usually expect from a dog kennel. But then again, when there is the topic of design, any object can be given a new iteration.

Why is it noteworthy?

Foster + Partners has submitted an entry into the Barkitecture competition at a major pet event. The Dome-Home features a geometric form that creatives and design enthusiasts will love even if they don’t exactly love dogs. At the Goodwoof pet event held over the weekend, Norman Foster proudly showcased the plush kennel to dog owners. Foster described the product with a geodesic shell structure. He also noted, “it is like architecture in miniature,” and we can agree that it is a sight to behold.

What we like

  • Unique geometric form
  • A flexible padded fabric liner complements the bowl-shaped interior for your dog’s comfort

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

6. Scope

This concept called Scope is a dog leash that can give you a bit more control over your pet and at the same time also give you a visual guide on what your dog may be feeling, in case you couldn’t decipher it yet.

Why is it noteworthy?

It looks like a leash and tape measure rolled into one and the measuring function is the one that gives you an idea of what emotion your dog is currently exhibiting. But in case you didn’t need to know that, this tool can just be something to give you a semblance of control over the dog while you’re walking.

What we like

  • The visual guide is there to tell you what your pet may be feeling, depending on the length of the leash that he is currently giving you

What we dislike

  • It’s still a concept!

7. The PICA Cat Nest

The PICA Cat Nest is one such product concept and this one is meant for pets of the feline persuasion. It is a “nest” where the cat will be able to stay inside if they need to rest or hide from the rest of the world. It can also serve as a travel caddy for your pet if you need to carry them around in a sort of container instead of directly picking them up, especially if they’re feeling a little prickly that day. It is basically just one huge felt paper with a few buttons so you can transform it for various purposes.

Why is it noteworthy?

The design is inspired by origami, the art of folding paper most associated with Japanese culture. This time around, you’re not folding paper into various shapes but rather the felt material that the nest is made from. You can fold it into its different functionalities. For example, there’s the half-closed mode which can let the cat rest and relax inside the nest but it can also let him take a look around its surroundings. You can also wrap him around like a little burrito if it prefers to have a more snug enclosure.

What we like

  • Inspired by origami
  • You can turn the nest into a bag for easy handling

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

8. The CIRI-US Beam Projector

Concept CIRI-US Beam Projector 2022

Concept CIRI-US Beam Projector Design

The CIRI-US Beam Projector is an attempt to mourn the death of a man’s best friend more positively and beautifully. The concept beam projector doubles as an urn to contain a dog’s remains and can be used to observe the pet’s journey to becoming a star. Even in your pet dog’s death, you can still show your love by giving the dog a proper resting place. The Rainbow Bridge is out there, but the dog must first become a star.

Why is it noteworthy?

Pet funeral doesn’t always have to be formal and cold. It can be interesting and memorable as every pet is meant to be a star. Even if you don’t believe in the idea, having a star for your beloved pet can make things easier and lighter. So switch on this projector and wait for it to beam your pet as a shining star on your wall or ceiling.

What we like

  • Gives your pet dog’s death more meaning

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

9. Pet Bed

This design for a pet bed actually has several functions to fit your pet’s sleeping and traveling needs. It comes with a three-stage folding design and how you fold it or not fold it will determine how your small or medium-sized pet can use the “pet sanctuary”. They can use it as a mattress when it’s spread out fully. Fold one part and it becomes a “sofa” for the dog or cat. Put them inside the folded part and suddenly it has become a sleeping bag for them.

Why is it noteworthy?

Most fur parents that I know love getting all kinds of stuff for their doggies and kitties. It seems like the smaller the pet, the cuter the stuff that is available. Not that there aren’t cute things for regular-sized animals. But the ones created for tiny fur babies are especially eye-catching and adorable. So if you want your pet to look like a very lively burrito and at the same time have help to carry them around, here’s hoping this new product design will actually get made.

What we like

  • Functions as a cozy sofa for your pet
  • Even doubles up as a sleeping bag!

What we dislike

  • It’s still a concept!

10. The Leo’s Loo Too

Looking almost like a slick front-loaded washing machine, the Leo’s Loo Too by Smarty Pear uses a similar rotating chamber to automatically ‘flush’ out your cat’s poo, saving you the trouble of digging away at kitty excrement with a scoop.

Why is it noteworthy?

After your cat’s gone about its business, the Leo’s Loo Too waits for the waste to clump together before beginning its cleaning cycle. To clean out the cat’s waste, the entire inner chamber rotates a full 360, using gravity and a clever mesh design to sift out and separate the waste from the litter. At the end of one 360° spin, the waste gets sent into the Loo’s waste drawer where it’s collected in a plastic waste bag, while the upper chamber is cleaned and laid down with the litter once again. The entire process happens automatically and can be controlled/calibrated via a companion smartphone app

What we like

  • Sports a modern enclosed design
  • The enclosed space means your cat can go about its business with utmost privacy

What we dislike

  • Occupies a substantial amount of space

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Doze side table lets your dog stay beside you while you work

While most dog owners would probably love to just play with their fur babies all day, most of them have to do some work at certain times during the day. If you work at home, then most likely your dog will park itself beside you while you work. It would be nice if they had a pretty nice spot beside you that will make them feel comfortable and at the same time will be of some use to you as well. There are a lot of pet furniture out there but this one says it is a home furniture that can serve as a bed for your dog.

Designer: Ashleigh Davies

Doze is a side table where you can put some of your stuff while working, like a notebook or the cup of coffee or glass of wine to energize you or just some pieces of decoration. The space for your stuff is actually a removable tray that you can attach or remove. It’s also not a full tray and more like a piece of wood so it would be hard to put a lot of things on top of it. The entire side table is mostly made from plywood so there is a sustainable aspect to it.

The important part of this furniture though is the semi-enclosed space that is made for your pet dog. Whether they just want to rest in it or play on their own while keeping a close eye on you while you work, the dog bed seems to be pretty comfortable. It has a customizable bed cover that is made from hypoallergenic memory foam so it is both comfy and also good for their joints and bones. Memory foam is known to distribute the user’s weight and remember their shape.

The side table that is also a dog bed benefits both the pet and the owner. For those times when you can’t hold them or let them stay beside you physically, this is the next best thing. Hopefully it will also help you in your productivity and not make you want to doze off yourself when you see your dog comfortably napping in their bed.

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This ‘Ring Doorbell for Pets’ uses facial recognition to let your pets enter/exit your home!

The most advanced pet door on the market only allows ‘approved’ pets to enter or exit your home.

The smart home just got a little smarter for your four-legged friend too. Meet Petvation, a camera-enabled pet door that solves a few common problems with traditional pet doors. The problem with flap-based doors is that they let anyone out or in, heightening the danger of your pet escaping, or a bunch of raccoons breaking in. Mechanical doors, on the other hand, can stress a pet out, are prone to breakage, or end up requiring human intervention. Petvation does away with all that by just using the same tech used by your smart doorbell – facial recognition.

Designer: Javis Sijin

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Built with a motor-operated aluminum alloy door (making it less prone to breakage or damage) that slides up and down, Petvation uses a pair of cameras to detect your pet when it’s exiting the house or entering from the outdoors. The door only opens when it sees your pet, and not for any other animal, making it much more effective than any other solution there is. Petvation’s design team was also quick to point out how current technology relies on sensor-embedded collars which have their own areas of failure too. Sensors can sometimes go undetected, collars can get lost, and most importantly, there’s nothing stopping two animals from entering at once while one wears a collar. Petvation’s facial recognition just provides a much more elegant and fool-proof solution!

So how does it work? Well, all you do is measure, cut, and install the Petvation pet door on any regular door – it works with wood, engineered wood, plastic, and even glass doors – or even on windows, and that’s the hardware part taken care of. The Petvation’s mechanical door is airtight, windproof, water-sealed, and built like a tank so there’s no way of really breaking through. You’ll have to have an outlet nearby handy, because Petvation runs on a 12V power supply (there aren’t any batteries built in this thing), although the company does mention it can be run on a power bank too!

Once installed, the Petvation’s camera and app take over. The camera profiles your pet’s face to be able to detect it pretty much the way your phone’s facial unlock system does. Two sets of high-resolution infrared cameras are built into the slim door frame, with 120-degree wide-angle lenses on each side for a better PoV, and an anti-pinch sensor that only closes the door after the pet’s fully crossed over. The infrared cameras allow the Petvation to work even in low light, working not just as an authentication camera but also as a security cam that gives you alerts on your phone. Petvation’s smartphone app allows you to control the door remotely, monitor activity through your phone, and even set curfews, so your cat or dog doesn’t up and walk off at odd hours of the day. Lock the door and it won’t open while you’re asleep, no matter how much your pet scratches away at it.

The Petvation door measures 21.3 inches tall and 15.6 inches wide, with an opening that’s suitable for pets around 7-inches wide – most cats, and smaller to medium-sized dogs like bulldogs, pugs, corgis, shiba inus, etc. Its internal motor works at a quiet 40-45 decibel level, so the sound of the motor doesn’t disturb you or alarm your pet. The Petvation can store facial profiles for as many as 32 animals at a given time (which works well if you’re pet-obsessed), and although it only works for cats and dogs for now, chances are it could expand its dataset with future updates. You can grab your Petvation smart pet-door for an early bird discount of $169, with deliveries starting October 2022.

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Scope dog leash lets you have more control over your pet

Any pet owner who walks his dog with a leash knows the feeling of being dragged through the park when it sees a squirrel or anything that excites him. It would of course be ideal to just let them run around on their own but not all places are conducive for that. So if you need to keep them tethered to you, it would be great to have something that will not be dangerous for you and the people around you and would still make it comfortable for your pet.

Designer: Yifeeling Design Lab

This concept called Scope is a dog leash that can give you a bit more control over your pet and at the same time also give you a visual guide on what your dog may be feeling, in case you couldn’t decipher it yet. It looks like a leash and tape measure rolled into one and the measuring function is the one that gives you an idea of what emotion your dog is currently exhibiting. But in case you didn’t need to know that, this tool can just be something to give you a semblance of control over the dog while you’re walking.

It can function as a simple leash to pull back your dog in case it gets too excited by some external stimuli. You can set it at a certain length only if you need your pet to only be able to move at a certain distance from you. The visual guide is there to tell you what your pet may be feeling, depending on the length of the leash that he is currently giving you. For example, if it’s just 1M, it’s still happy and calm. If it suddenly extends to 2M, there may be something that catches its attention. And if it’s more than that, it may be angry or chasing after something.

There may be some other functionalities based on the product renders but as there’s not enough description about it, we can only guess. It seems you can just leave the controller on a bench while the dog goes gallivanting and you’ll look at the visual indicators to check on it every once in a while. There may be some sort of hook or magnet to keep it in place so it doesn’t get dragged off somewhere. It would be interesting to see what other things the Scope can do for you and your pet.

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Innovative products that your pets and you will absolutely love

I’m pretty sure our pets are enjoying this pandemic way more than us, I mean they get to have their hoomans all to themselves almost all the time! And as much as I love spending time with my own cats, I’m honestly running out of ways to keep them entertained and prevent them from knocking down an item or two in my home, out of sheer boredom. If you’re pretty much in the same precarious situation as me, then this collection of pet products promises to come to your rescue! From a drying chamber for cats to a 3D-printed wheelchair for aging dogs – these product designs will take good care of your pet, and keep them active and content! You can take a little breather, while they wrestle around with these newfound fun products!

1. Dmuse

Dmuse is a sauna-like drying chamber for cats to have a comfortable place to dry themselves after a bath.

Why is it noteworthy?

While getting cats into the bathtub for cleaning can feel like pulling your own teeth, it’s only half the battle. Then comes the water and we all know how cats deal with that. Take that in addition to drying your cat in a towel and you’ll end up with scratches and tooth marks up and down your arms. Introducing Dmuse, Designer Dot created a drying chamber that doubles as a cat tower as a solution for cats to have a more comfortable way of drying themselves.

What we like

  • A collection of control options manage the device’s temperature, strength, timer, and heat fan
  • Dmuse doubly operates as a cat tower for cats to rest and play even when they’re dry

What we dislike

  • We’re not sure if cats would actually enter the chamber

2. The Cottage Dog House


The Cottage dog house is a minimalist dog house made from metallic elements and eco-friendly felt coverings.

Why is it noteworthy?

Your dog deserves a corner of the home to call its own. Whether that means creating your own pillow fort around your dog’s bed or buying the latest, greatest dog house that only fits in the backyard, it’s up to you. Typically, dogs aren’t too fussy and they’ll find comfort wherever there’s a hint of it–on your lap or under the couch. The Cottage dog house from LSY and Jaeyeon Choi is a new kind of minimalist dog house that taps into comfort with a felt covering and sturdy build.

What we like

  • The internal cushion is meant to provide ultimate comfort for your canine friend
  • The removable roof allows for open-air or semi-enclosed sleeping

What we dislike

  • The aesthetics are a bit too simple

3. Petvation

We live in a time of AI-powered facial recognition, and those don’t actually have to limited to be limited to humans. In fact, there are plenty of examples where AI accurately recognizes different kinds of animals, and that is exactly the kind of technology that serves as the foundation of Petvation’s innovative smart pet door. In a nutshell, this door can distinguish your pet’s face from other animals to make sure it only opens your home to extended members of your family.

Why is it noteworthy?

Petvation is a lot more sophisticated and a lot smarter than that, of course. It also has motion detectors to make sure that it closes the door only after your pet has gone through it completely. And just to be completely sure, it also has an anti-pinch sensor that can detect objects as small as 0.2 inches, ensuring that no tail will be harmed ever again. And last but definitely not least, the door runs a self-diagnostic check every time it opens and closes to make sure everything is in order and warn you if one of its sensors isn’t working properly. Of course, everything can also be controlled and monitored through your phone app, putting you in complete control of the door and your pets, not the other way around.

What we like

  • It also has motion detectors to make sure that it closes the door only after your pet has gone through it completely
  • The door runs a self-diagnostic check every time it opens and closes to make sure everything is in order and warn you if one of its sensors isn’t working properly

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

4. Solar

MyZoo, a cat goods company, designs modern cat furniture that caters to your cat’s every need, while not disrupting your interior design. Solar, one of their more recent designs, is a wall-mountable floating cat bed that mounts onto any vertical surface so cats rest midair in their own designated space.

Why is it noteworthy?

Shaped like the sun, Solar is a small, but sturdy floating cat bed that’s built from pinewood. In a similar fashion to their other pieces of cat furniture, MyZoo lined Solar with a slotted resting platform for safe jumping. Ideal for small spaces, Solar provides a resting spot and jumping platform for your cat and saves space in the meantime.

What we like

  • Solar doesn’t take up any ground space and easily mounts to any wall where there’s room
  • Easy to assemble

What we dislike

  • There’s no cushioning on the bed, which would make it comfier

5. The Dome-Home

Foster Partners Dome Home Dog Kennel Concept Entry 2

Foster Partners Dome Home Dog Kennel

The Dome-Home is not exactly expensive, but it looks like something that you would spend a lot of money on. The design is cutting-edge, something that we don’t usually expect from a dog kennel. But then again, when there is the topic of design, any object can be given a new iteration.

Why is it noteworthy?

Foster + Partners has submitted an entry into the Barkitecture competition at a major pet event. The Dome-Home features a geometric form that creatives and design enthusiasts will love even if they don’t exactly love dogs. At the Goodwoof pet event held over the weekend, Norman Foster proudly showcased the plush kennel to dog owners. Foster described the product with a geodesic shell structure. He also noted, “it is like architecture in miniature,” and we can agree that it is a sight to behold.

What we like

  • Unique geometric form
  • A flexible padded fabric liner complements the bowl-shaped interior for your dog’s comfort

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

6. The PICA Cat Nest

The PICA Cat Nest is one such product concept and this one is meant for pets of the feline persuasion. It is a “nest” where the cat will be able to stay inside if they need to rest or hide from the rest of the world. It can also serve as a travel caddy for your pet if you need to carry them around in a sort of container instead of directly picking them up, especially if they’re feeling a little prickly that day. It is basically just one huge felt paper with a few buttons so you can transform it for various purposes.

Why is it noteworthy?

The design is inspired by origami, the art of folding paper most associated with Japanese culture. This time around, you’re not folding paper into various shapes but rather the felt material that the nest is made from. You can fold it into its different functionalities. For example, there’s the half-closed mode which can let the cat rest and relax inside the nest but it can also let him take a look around its surroundings. You can also wrap him around like a little burrito if it prefers to have a more snug enclosure.

What we like

  • Inspired by origami
  • You can turn the nest into a bag for easy handling

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

7. The CIRI-US Beam Projector

Concept CIRI-US Beam Projector 2022

Concept CIRI-US Beam Projector Design

The CIRI-US Beam Projector is an attempt to mourn the death of a man’s best friend more positively and beautifully. The concept beam projector doubles as an urn to contain a dog’s remains and can be used to observe the pet’s journey to becoming a star. Even in your pet dog’s death, you can still show your love by giving the dog a proper resting place. The Rainbow Bridge is out there, but the dog must first become a star.

Why is it noteworthy?

Pet funeral doesn’t always have to be formal and cold. It can be interesting and memorable as every pet is meant to be a star. Even if you don’t believe in the idea, having a star for your beloved pet can make things easier and lighter. So switch on this projector and wait for it to beam your pet as a shining star on your wall or ceiling.

What we like

  • Gives your pet dog’s death more meaning

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

8. The Leo’s  Loo Too

Looking almost like a slick front-loaded washing machine, the Leo’s Loo Too by Smarty Pear uses a similar rotating chamber to automatically ‘flush’ out your cat’s poo, saving you the trouble of digging away at kitty excrement with a scoop.

Why is it noteworthy?

After your cat’s gone about its business, the Leo’s Loo Too waits for the waste to clump together before beginning its cleaning cycle. To clean out the cat’s waste, the entire inner chamber rotates a full 360, using gravity and a clever mesh design to sift out and separate the waste from the litter. At the end of one 360° spin, the waste gets sent into the Loo’s waste drawer where it’s collected in a plastic waste bag, while the upper chamber is cleaned and laid down with the litter once again. The entire process happens automatically and can be controlled/calibrated via a companion smartphone app

What we like

  • Sports a modern enclosed design
  • The enclosed space means your cat can go about its business with utmost privacy

What we dislike

  • Occupies a substantial amount of space

9. Pet Bed

This design for a pet bed actually has several functions to fit your pet’s sleeping and traveling needs. It comes with a three-stage folding design and how you fold it or not fold it will determine how your small or medium-sized pet can use the “pet sanctuary”. They can use it as a mattress when it’s spread out fully. Fold one part and it becomes a “sofa” for the dog or cat. Put them inside the folded part and suddenly it has become a sleeping bag for them.

Why is it noteworthy?

Most fur parents that I know love getting all kinds of stuff for their doggies and kitties. It seems like the smaller the pet, the cuter the stuff that is available. Not that there aren’t cute things for regular-sized animals. But the ones created for tiny fur babies are especially eye-catching and adorable. So if you want your pet to look like a very lively burrito and at the same time have help to carry them around, here’s hoping this new product design will actually get made.

What we like

  • Functions as a cozy sofa for your pet
  • Even doubles up as a sleeping bag!

What we dislike

  • It’s still a concept!

10. Alive

Alive is a customizable, 3D-printed wheelchair for dogs suffering from joint-related body ailments. As our dogs grow older, age-related body issues, such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, and paralysis make it difficult to enjoy life. When even moving feels hard, aging dogs are less likely to spend time with family members and take care of bodily needs, leading to psychological stress.

Why is it noteworthy?

While technical accessories and equipment do exist to offer some relief, antiquated building methods make it hard for dogs to adapt to wheelchairs and other assistive appliances. Revolutionizing the canine assistive appliance game, industrial designer Martin Tsai conceptualized a wheelchair for dogs called Alive that can be 3D printed to fit your dog’s body data and needs.

What we like

  • It’s a one of a kind design that provides aid to dogs suffering from joint-related body ailments
  • Uses 3D scans of the dog’s body data to generate an optimized wheelchair for each dog

What we dislike

  • No complaints!

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