Urban Beehive

Urban Beehive

Get your stingers out for the “Bikube;” it’s a beehive for modern city dwellers who want to help fix the decreasing bee population. The designer of this project, Adam Weaver, attacks the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) problem head-on with this stylish box. It’s a beehive. You attach it to your outside wall. Bees live in it! And you could probably paint flames on it if you wanted to!

0 Designer: Adam Weaver

Toys for Senior Dogs, Old Soul Review

Toys for Senior Dogs, Old Soul Review

If you’ve ever perused the toy aisle of a pet store, the options are overwhelming. “One for every occasion” is an understatement. It occurred to me most toys were geared towards puppies and young adults. The seniors, much like their human counterparts, totally get shafted. I have a 9 y.o. dog which by canine standards is more than mature. My search led me to a series of dog toys called Old Soul by a cool little company called Planet Dog.

0 Company: Planet Dog [ Buy It Here ]

Rock-A-By-Doggie

Rock-A-By-Doggie

I am totally floored by Ilya Fridman’s design for a Dog Hammock. First of all as a dog-lover, I simply adore the idea of getting a pet pooch his own hammock, and to top it off the dog-bed helps in subtly collecting stray dog fur by harnessing the attraction power of static electricity. What a blessing! Ilya also win’s my vote for using recycled materials in the construction of Jamboree.

0 Designer: Ilya Fridman

Smarten Up Poochie, Dog Brick Review

Smarten Up Poochie, Dog Brick Review

Pet owners know nothing is too good for their poochie or kitty. They readily spend $100 on their beloved companions without batting an eyelash. Hey if you got the money, who better to spoil than your pets? In my quest to find something not only fun but mentally stimulating for my dog Miko, I came across a line of pet toys from a Swedish company called Nina Ottosson. They were kind enough to send my dog a few items from their new lineup. Hit the jump for my Miko’s review.

0 Designer: Nina Ottosson [ Buy It Here ]

Birds Underwater and Fish That Fly?

Birds Underwater and Fish That Fly?

I love this idea called Duplex. A stylish superstructure holds a fish tank on top of a birdcage. From our POV, it’s just an odd arrangement of two very separate environments but imagine what the birds and fish are thinking. I’m a little bird and every day of my life, I’ve come to accept water is in the sky and fish really do fly. And if I’m a fish, I’d find it confounding why these feathery neighbors seem to swim in an area of the water I just can’t get to. Gives new meaning to “bird’s eye view.”

0 Designer: Constance Guisset

My Chumby’s Fish!

My Chumby’s Fish!

Chumby(ies?) are a love it or hate it thing for me. For those not in the know, it’s a squishy wireless device that lets you download widget-like applications, everything from an alarm clock to a flickr photo viewer. Bruno Fosi and his creative mind hi-jacked his Chumby and created a goldfish tank networked with other enabled Chumby(ies?).

And YES I know it’s terrible to put a goldfish in a tiny space like that. That’s his fish, not mine.

0 Designer: Bruno Fosi

Chicken Heaven

Chicken Heaven

Now these are some lucky hens. In fact they may have died and gone to heaven. A world away from the battery hen factories that are the standard in egg production comes the Cocorico hen house by Maxime Evrard. With animal welfare first and foremost, Maxime has created something that even the messiest chicken wouldn’t deficate on.

0 Designer: Maxime Evrard

When You Scoopy Your Puppy Poopy, Shipoopi!

When You Scoopy Your Puppy Poopy, Shipoopi!

If your town or city demands that its streets aren’t shi**y, you’ve got a lot of responsibility for your tiny puppy named Ittybitty. Ittybitty loves to make the poopy, and it’s your responsibility to scoopy the poopy. If you don’t like plastic bags that are freshly hot, pick up a Dogpot! A nice portable cleaner for your puppy’s poopies! Super-doopy!

0 Designer: Young-Long Choi

Prehistoric Roarrr! Pleo Review

Prehistoric Roarrr! Pleo Review

Every Pleo is autonomous. Yes, each one begins life as a newly-hatched baby Camarasaurus, but that’s where predictability ends and individuality begins. Like any creature, Pleo feels hunger and fatigue – offset by powerful urges to explore and be nurtured. He’ll graze, nap and toddle about on his own -when he feels like it! Pleo dinosaur can change his mind and his mood, just as you do. Is this the future of pet ownership? Find out after the jump.

0 Designer: Caleb Chung [ Buy It Here ]

Follicle Reference Hats

Follicle Reference Hats

First off let me say that I am a HUGE fan of Nagi Noda’s! This Japanese phenom was the creator of one of the strangest things I ever saw on the web. A video called “Ex Fat Girl” and features white poodles exercising to music. Check it out here. Her latest project is possibly as bizarre and absolutely brilliant at the same time. “Hair Hats” are exactly as the name implies, hats made of hair in the shape of animals.

0 Designer: Nagi Noda

Infinitely Fishy Design

Infinitely Fishy Design

Ok boys and girls, you may need to squint a little on this one. What you are looking at is a fishbowl design that looks as though MC Escher was hired by Superman to create a mini fortress of solitude for his gold fish Doug. Ha, you didn’t know Superman’s goldfish was named Doug, did you? Other than my early morning fact checking, the real clever aspect here is that this design loops the fish around in an infinite tunnel of water and glass.

0 Designer: BCXSY Studio

Treat Your Pooch to Hours of Fun

Treat Your Pooch to Hours of Fun

When looking for a treat for our beloved animals, we always want what is best for them and something that will keep them happy. We also want to make sure that they receive enough exercise to keep them healthy and strong. However, there are some days that we are so busy with life; we can’t spend an hour taking them for a walk. The Trito dog toy is the answer to our woes.

0 Designer: Peter Pracillio

Come Here Boy!

Come Here Boy!

The Guide Dog is a lamp that shows you the light, literally. When you enter a dark room, just whistle and fido will light up. This concept attempts to bring a more humane approach to technology, creating a natural interaction between the user and the product.

0 Designer: Nicolas Gonzalez Garrido