Pet ‘architecture’ to drool over

Faster. Better. Together.
Inman Connect San Francisco, Jul 16-20, 2018

Looking to maintain a fashionable home only to be stymied by shaggy dog beds and cutout cat perches? Think the byproducts of your lolling-tongued, heavy-breathing loved one aren't chic? Think your inordinate purring and scratching fluff ball's accoutrements are a bane to your urbane existence? Think again. Think Wassily chairs, ocean wave-inspired coffee tables, and a wine barrel-turned-pug lair. Eight new one-of-a-kind pieces of pet architecture stretch the boundaries of pet home style and prove, somewhat surprisingly, that your pooch or kitty can enhance your home's decor as much as they do your life. At a glance, these pet habitats -- all donated by architectural firms to raise money for a San Francisco-based nonprofit, Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) -- reveal a clear embrace of utilitarianism and a bold, cutting-edge vogue. Not to mention some cute, at-home pets. According to the American Pets Products Association, Americans will spend just under $53 billion on their pets thi...