IKEA is offering furniture for pets – and it’s adorable

October 10, 2017 by  
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It’s here – the modern, inexpensive pet furniture of your dreams. IKEA is now selling furniture and accessories for dogs and cats , and they’re just as well-designed and affordable as the company’s furniture for humans. From a cute cat house to a cozy dog bed, you’ll drool over the Swedish giant’s pet collection . Pets are members of the family to many people, and IKEA said they were inspired by that sentiment to create the LURVIG – Swedish for ‘hairy’ – line of pet furniture. They got a little input from veterinarians to design their pet collection “so you and your pet can enjoy your home together.” LURVIG “covers all the bases of our shared life with pets indoors and out.” Related: Light-filled home for book lovers and their cute cats is built of recycled materials Pets can snuggle in on IKEA’s $49.99 pet bed , which looks like a mini couch for a cat or dog. There’s a $19.99 pet blanket , to minimize fur on the couch or car seat. The most expensive item in the new collection is a $54.98 cat house on legs that comes with a pad inside. A cheaper $5.99 cat house can even be incorporated with human furniture – it fits inside the open squares of a KALLAX shelf unit. There are also several inexpensive accessories that would be ideal for someone getting their first pet, including food and water bowls ranging from $0.79 to $4.99 and a $7.99 water dispenser. There’s a $4.99 litter tray, and $3.99 brush. IKEA is also offering several different dog leashes, with reflective, retractable, and anti-shock options – and even a cat leash if you have aspirations of grandeur. An IKEA spokesperson told Mashable the LURVIG collection had its pilot launch the beginning of October in five countries: the United States, Canada, France, Japan, and Portugal. You can check out the entire collection here . + IKEA Pets Via Mashable Images via IKEA

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Self-sustaining Cradle to Cradle mountain hut is designed to generate its own energy

June 15, 2016 by  
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The Huba mountain hut puts a modern twist on traditional alpine architecture and comprises two main parts: a power module and a living module. In case of damage, each module can be separated and repaired independently. The Huba living module, made primarily from locally sourced fallen trees, sleeps up to four in collapsible beds and is also equipped with a wall heater, sink, and LED lighting. The Power Module, on the other hand, is made out of recycled aluminum and contains a wind turbine, made from recycled plastic using a method called roto-molding, and a battery. The roof is angled to optimize collection of rainwater, which is filtered and used for the sink, drinking, and outside shower. Related: These spectacular alpine cabins will awaken your inner adventurer The modules are designed for easily assembly and disassembly, and are strong enough to withstand harsh winds and heavy rainfall. The Huba could also be integrated with a rental app to give travelers easy access to information about Huba locations and the opportunity to recommend locations for future huts. “Huba as a system works to provide for users a simple, trustful system, in which the bigger number of smaller shelters can serve as a unified accommodation at different stages of travel,” writes the designer. “It is designed to promote sustainable, and circular design to the public, thus creating a better awareness of challenges and possibilities.” + Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge Images by Malgorzata Blachnicka

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Artist Veronika Richterová turns plastic bottles into beautiful plant and animal sculptures

September 26, 2015 by  
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Green Your Pet: 6 Simple Steps To Detox Fido & Felix

September 10, 2015 by  
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Think your pet(s) isn’t being affected by toxic chemicals in your home? Think again. What if I told you that dogs and cats are polluted with higher levels of some of the same synthetic industrial chemicals found in people? The most comprehensive…

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The DIY Pet House is an Animal Shelter Made From Recycled Bottles

October 6, 2014 by  
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Pet House is a conceptual sustainable DIY kit designed by Dr. Hakan Gürsu  that transforms  waste water bottles into a shelter for animals. Thanks to its easy assembly, anyone can build it for their pets, for strays, or even for wild animals to nest in. The set includes a base and a top made of chipboard, and interior grooved plastic elements for bottle placement. The bottles s erve as the walls of the shelter, and are filled with perlite for better heat insulation and stability. If desired, a larger plastic bottle can be attached on top of the structure to allow light in. Since the shelters blend in with their natural surroundings, burrowing animals can move into them, especially if the animal homes  are covered with soil and vegetation. The Pet House can be suspended in trees to provide shelter to wild birds, can be stacked to create a cat condo, and can even be used as a carrying cage. + The Pet House Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal carrier , animal home , animal shelter , animal shelters , Animals , birds , DIY , DIY animal home , DIY shelter , dr hakan gursu , feral animals , feral cats , Hakan Gürsu , perlite , PET , pet bottles , pet home , pet house , pet shelter , pet shelters , pigeons , Plastic bottles , rabbits , recycled bottles , stray cats , strays , upcycled bottles , water bottles

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Don’t forget water in the true cost of biobased packaging

October 9, 2013 by  
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How do the costs of PET plastic stack up against corn- and sugar-cane-based bioplastics?

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The Gorgeous Stola Table Lamp is Made from 100% Recycled PET Plastic

September 9, 2013 by  
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The gorgeous Stola Table Lamp is one of the most beautiful recycled material lamps out there. Made by design company Actual SF , the accordion style structure is constructed from 100% recycled P.E.T . and felt. Fitted with an energy saving CFL bulb, the table not only adds atmosphere to any room, but is a beautiful example of design-minded green lighting . Read the rest of The Gorgeous Stola Table Lamp is Made from 100% Recycled PET Plastic Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Actual SF , eco design , green design , recycled lamp , recycled PET plastic , Stola Lamp Table , sustainable design        

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Designers Turn Plastic Water Bottles into Birdhouses

February 5, 2013 by  
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Portuguese design firm Colectivo da Rainha has a full line of nature-themed upcycled products.

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Même Experimental House is a Luminous Reinterpretation of Japanese Earth and Grass Architecture

January 25, 2013 by  
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Puma Set to Launch Line of Recyclable and Biodegradable Sportswear

November 19, 2012 by  
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Introducing recyclable and biodegradable clothing into your wardrobe might sometimes mean compromising quality, but the multinational sportswear purveyors at Puma have thought up a clever way to make their new sustainable line last. InCycle, Puma’s…

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