These endearingly whimsical fabric cats are designed and made by Malgo Amos. Each cat is beautifully packaged by Malgo, and available to buy from her UK Etsy shop, Whisper of the Pipit. 10% of profits from Almo’s shop are donated to TAG, a charity which supports people with arthrogryposis – a rare congenital disorder.
Above: Spring Cat, £15.00.
Tuxedo Cat, £15.00.
White Cat, £15.00.
Set of 3 Fabric Cats, £19.00.
And there’s plenty more where these came from! Check out the rest of the Whisper of the Pipit cat range, and take advantage of the current discount code SPRING10, which will knock 10% of your purchase if you spend more than £15.00. Plus, every Whisper of the Pipit customer will receive a ‘Thank You’ email containing further promo codes.
These beautiful black cats feature on a range of minimalist homeware and bags from Jin Designs, all of which is made in the UK. The company was started by Jinny Ursell, whose designs have a subtle, modern style aimed at people who appreciate the simple things in life. Jinny’s lovely Sleeping Cat is inspired by her childhood cat, Mittle. (I love it when designs are based on real cats!) I’m not sure about Sitting Cat‘s origins, but he/she is equally cute!
Left: Sitting Cat Cushion – £27.00. Right: Sleeping Cat Cushion – £27.00.
Left: Sitting Cat Mug – £12.00. Right: Sleeping Cat Mug – £12.00.
Left: Sitting Cat Tea Towel – £10.00. Right: Sleeping Cat Tea Towel – £10.00.
Left: Sleeping Cat Bag - £15.00. Right: Sitting Cat Bag – £15.00.
There are also multi-pack deals to be had on some Sitting Cat and Sleeping Cat products – check out the Jin Designs Shop for details.
The lucky recipient of the WTF? Award must be offering for sale in the UK an item of cat-related paraphernalia so pointless and/or hideous that the average response to said item would be one of utter disbelief.
This month’s WTF? Award goes to the Heidi Cat Ears Headband With Veil, by Parisian milliners Maison Michel: a ‘style statement’ going for a mere £445.00. Yes, that’s right. Four. Hundred. And. Forty. Five. Pounds. And they don’t even look like blinkin’ cat ears.
Just think, while the nation’s minimum wage slaves queue at food banks in order to feed their families, and record numbers of cats, dogs and other animals are handed in to animal charities because their owners can’t afford to keep them anymore, some idiots are willing to spend the best part of five hundred quid on this crap. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn’t it?
If life simply won’t be complete without a Heidi Cat Ears Headband With Veil to place upon your own fair head, you can snap one up here. But get a move on, as stock levels are low apparently – WTF? indeed.
Meet the lovely Ronnie and Frankie – two cheeky chappies guaranteed to brighten up your day. The colourful duo are rumoured to be the most mischievous moggies in town, and are pictured here just prior to their annual lads’ holiday.
Ronnie and Frank are available from YOKE – a young Scottish company who specialise in bold, bright design which aims to inject a bit of fun into life.
Ronnie and Frank Bag (top), £15.00. Measurements: 43cm x 45cm.
Ronnie and Frank Cushion (centre), £40.00. Measurements: 45cm x 45cm.
Ronnie and Frank Screen Print (bottom left), £60.00. Size: A2.
This snazzy black cat ring and matching bangle are by cult British label, Tatty Devine, best known for their witty, quirky perspex jewellery.
The Cat Ring is available in four sizes from the Tatty Devine online shop for £10.00, and the Cat Bangle is available in two sizes for £30.00.
British designer Sophie Allport has just launched her Cat Collection, which features black cats and white fish bones on a dark olive background. The collection includes loads of lovely homeware items, a few bits and bobs of stationery and also fabric by the metre.
Prices are pretty reasonable, starting at £6 for a Cat Tea Towel, and the rather dinky Cat Egg Cosy.
The Cat Collection range is very comprehensive – 30 pieces in total – and I’ve been trying to decide which items I like best. After much deliberation I’ve awarded the Cat Ironing Board Cover (£18.00) and the Cat Carrier Bag Holder (£8.00) the dubious honour of being My Favourites.
Not the most glamorous of objects, I know, but undeniably practical; and just you try finding alternative attractive cat versions of said objects. It’s impossible, I tell you. Impossible!