If you look at your dog's bed as a piece of furniture, you can take that view one step further with this Funky Dot Sofa Bed ($196 and up). While it doesn't pull out, it looks like a chaise for a furry friend . . . as long as your furry friend is less than 39-inches long. While I can almost picture this product in a kid's room, would you buy in if your only child had four legs instead?
If you're on the hunt for bedroom furniture, you should know that all beds are not the same. From space-saving options to beds that don't require box springs, there are a lot of choices out there for you. Before you shop, take a lesson from Yours Truly on some bedroom words to introduce into your vocabulary.
LilSugar: There have been numerous crib recalls. Can you speak to if/why buying well-made furniture is important?
Robert Kwak: When we were starting the concept (of Muu) we talked to manufacturers all over the world, but ultimately we wanted to (have our goods) be (made) here in the United States for a number of reasons. One is quality, the people who make our furniture — it's a family-run business. We know them on a personal basis. And I think that going back to the concept of Muu, it's important for us to know the people who make our products both for the quality and safety issues. They use our products, we use our products, and we're not just trying to make (them) cheaper, faster, and quicker so it costs more to do more. A lot of children's products are inherently disposable and by buying something that is built to last, you can pass it on from one child to the next or it can grow with your child. It's an important aspect of sustainability and people talk about material sourcing, which is very important. We definitely strive to continue to make our products more "green," but I also think a larger part of the sustainability story is making it in a way that's not just going to be used for a couple years and just sort of thrown away, thrown in the dumpster and seen in a landfill.
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If your wallet's bursting at the seams, have I got a cure for you! These pet beds are some of the priciest I've ever seen. You'll be surprised by the final figures — I guarantee it or your money back. Ha.
While flipping through the latest Free People catalog, my eye wasn't drawn to the clothes. Instead, I couldn't stop looking at this graceful wrought iron bed frame. The dual color tones here, with the gold on the interior of the headboard, and the rest of the frame covered in white, create a lovely effect. I also love how the model's androgynous clothing in the photo contrasts with the bed's overly romantic look.
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It's been a while since North's tested out a new product. He's pretty occupied these days, Twittering and all. More online time means he's extra tired at night – yawn.
Since the saying goes let sleeping dogs lie, I took a mini-break to blog about his new petLINENS bed. After all, if this snuggly, sleepy look is any testament, I think he approves. The cushions come in two sizes ($15 and $20) – this is the smallest – so both would be great options for even a dog much larger than North, lil pooches that like to sprawl, or a big home with space for the styles.
My favorite part is that you can get a petLINENS set with interchangeable slipcovers so, while one's in the wash, your furry friend can still enjoy naptime in clean luxury like spare doggy sheets. Since I couldn't resist sharing a couple more pictures of my pooch enjoying some rest, check them out below.
Roll up and go with this crate pad! I'm always looking for easy ways to stash a pad for my pooch – and this travel bed comes in four sizes that all have a handy snap to fold and snap onto my pack.
If you're like me, you travel light enough to just have one bag, but not light enough to have room inside it for anything other than clothes and shoes! The bed comes in this silhouette pattern or ombre (solid colors) with a trio of colors for $50 and up. Get packin'.
The Caspian PilloWrap is an exclusive product from my new favorite pet supply shop here in San Francisco, Chengoo Boutique. Luckily for those of you not living here, they've got an awesome online selection where you can pick out a PilloWrap ($59) (and other awesome goodies) for your lucky pets, too.
This handmade comforter is perfect for those chilly cats but, if you've got a hot dog, it folds up into a cushion for those travel times (or even a tiny bed for your small fries). Who says functional can't be fun, too?!