Have you ever had the niggling suspicion that your cat might just be royalty in its previous life? I received a note from my cat stating how disappointed she was about me failing to get what she really wanted for Christmas — an Italian leather couch. To be used as a scratching post. Oh, and a pocketed coil spring mattress complete with a 1200-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. For when she needs to catch some rays. What kind of cat would do this? The answer: the very type that forms the target market of Chimère, a company that offers luxurious pet furniture.
For this discerning group of pampered pets, the Paris-based start-up offers a range of stylishly designed high-end pet furniture which includes sofas with custom upholstery option, litter box with solid oak base, space-age fish bowl and a rocking bird cage. Prize-winning pedigree pooches, spoiled felines, and other furry critters of privilege along with their doting owners with deep pockets can get a 360-degree view of the retro, minimalist designs at their website www.chimere-edition.com.
Chimère contemporary pet furniture, from top: rocking birdcage, cat/dog sofa (small), cat/dog sofa (large), rabbit/hamster hutch in solid oak/colored lacquer, blown glass bell-jar fishbowl with solid oak base, lacquer/wood litter box.
A Christmas tree filled with some of the most luxurious presents money can buy? Sounds deliciously decadent doesn’t it? Here is one I thought up, bearing a selection of luxury Christmas gift ideas ranging from the cool and cute to the timelessly stylish. Note that in real life make-up sets and chocolates in pretty packaging make me enormously happy but if you’ve got money to burn this Xmas, you are more than welcome to get me one (or more) of these:
From top, left to right: Hermès Pilotari silk twill scarf $410;
I’m done with iPhone cases, having switched to an Android device a couple of months ago. But these designer iPhone 5 cases from Moschino have so much character (g
Cute iPhone covers, from top: Violetta the bunny rabbit, Agostino the panda and Luisa the duck
They also have iPhone 4, iPad and iPad mini cases.