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Rocket Bowl retro pet carrier

Rocket_bowl I can't say I'm a great believer in pets as accessories. Indeed, if our dog was placed in a bag, he would probably eat his way out. But if you like the idea of parading around with your pampered pooch, this Rocket Bowl retro pet carrier will certainly look the part.

It's a design based on a vintage bowling bag, with a wipe-clean exterior, metal feet and a slot for your pet's head. Inside is fully lined, including a polyester fleece bottom, with the bag capable of holding a dog up to 9lb in weight.

Available in black or red, you can pick one up online for $64.06 (around £33).

Find out more at the Wrapables website

Ben Sherman Dog Father dog bed


Well, the company's current efforts in fashion aren't anything to shout about these days, so it's no surprise to see Ben Sherman doing a spot of diversifying. Although this Dog Father dog bed seems a bit of a strange route to take.

I'm guessing this is being pitched as a mod-themed dog bed, with a play on the Paul Weller mod father nickname and the Union Jack logo on the cushion inside. On a more practical note, it is foam-filled, with a soft fleece lining and is machine washable.

Sized for small to medium dogs, it retails for £19.99. Bulldog not included.

Find out more at the Argos website

Retro Retreat: Caban Casita, Wales

Cabin2Caban Casita is a delightful Scandinavian-style cabin, located in Cenarth, a Carmarthenshire village just inland from Cardigan Bay.

Built in 1973, it was designed by the Welsh architect Graham Brooks in a woodland site as part of one of the first eco-friendly tourist plans. It was restored earlier this year, but still maintains many of its original features that won Brooks several awards.

Cabin Casita is one of three similar cabins in the same location, all decorated in fantastic retro style - Cabin Casita boasts an Eero Aarnio Globe Chair.

But unique selling point of this one is that it is dog-friendly and the second bedroom has been re-designed especially for canine companions with a fitted dog bed and feeding bowls. The dog motive is continued in the pop artwork on the pine walls of the cabin.

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Psychedelic Snuggle Dog Bed

974_psychedelic_green_snuggle_bed_mThere have been other pet beds featured here in the past, but they have tended to be high-end stuff, pet-sized reproductions of classic furniture. This one is somewhat different.

The Psychedelic Snuggle Dog Bed isn’t going to win any design awards and it is someway off being a classic, but it looks pretty comfortable, which most dogs will appreciate more than style. It comes in four different sizes and a choice of two colour schemes; blue patterned with green lining or pink patterned with pink lining – the pattern being a fabulous flower print. A matching bone-shaped cushion is provided.

Prices start at £35 for the smallest size, up to £45 for the largest on the Plush Petz website.

Pop art your pet


Seeing as we've been on an Andy Warhol tip of late, we might as well give a mention to Pop Art Pets.

Yes, you can have some Warhol-esque artwork featuring your dog, cat, budgie or hamster adorning the living room wall - just like in the above examples. Or if you don't fancy that, there's some Lichtenstein-style cartoon imagery available too.

Just send in your photos, then receive a proof back to check over. Once you're happy, it will be printed on fine art canvas of a size chosen by you (and your budget). For the pop art, prices start at $135 (around £70) for a 12-inch x 12-inch image, rising to $360 (around £180) for a massive 36-inch x 36-inch pet picture.

Find out more at the Pop Art Pet website


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