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Ben Sherman Dog Father dog bed

Dogfather

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

Popartpet

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

Ikea Bastis Krona pet chaise longue

Ikea_petbed Bored of your plastic pet bed? You can give your cat or dog a bit of Victorian-style luxury with this Ikea Bastis Krona pet chaise longue.

Unlike your average Ikea product, this one would sit effortlessly in your period home, allowing your pet to sit high and proud, surveying all around them. As you'd expect from a pet bed, it has a removable and washable cover, but you probably don't expect the chaise longue-style arm rest, which is ideal if your pet is going through an Oscar Wilde phase. Can you get smoking jackets for dogs? If you know of any, let us know.

Available now, you can pick one up for £34.90

Find out more at the Ikea website

 

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