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If you’re fed up with those little piles of small change scattered around your home, this Japanese money box – featuring a kleptomaniac kitten – will provide you with a handy shrapnel storage system: simply place a coin in the food bowl and watch as the kitten pops out of the box, snatches your cash and then meows a little thank you. How cute is that?! Available from Firebox for £14.99.
These wide-eyed cuties are Meow Star Cartoon Cats, and are from a range of 11 cushions available for £21.99 each from the Beautiful Life Amazon UK store.
The cushions measure 45cm x 45cm, and have removable covers made from a hardwearing linen.
It’s common knowledge that a hot drink always tastes better when slurped from a cat mug. So these bone china mugs from Lumme, which feature a cheeky little chap named Oscar, should guarantee that your beverage of choice will transform into nectar fit for the gods.
Oscar mugs are produced in two different designs with a choice of three colours, and are hand decorated by a traditional Staffordshire pottery in Stoke-on-Trent.
Oscars mugs are available from Lumme for £12.00.
Ella Goodwin, one of my favourite illustrators/designer-makers, has kindly offered Cool for Cats UK readers the chance to win a £20.00 voucher to spend in her UK Etsy shop, Shop Miss Ella.
To enter the giveaway please leave a comment at the end of this post, and also pop over to the Ella Goodwin Illustration Facebook page and give it a ‘Like’. (Please state in your comment if your Facebook user name is different from the name you use for your email account.)
In addition to the cushion covers pictured above, Ella’s shop offers a huge range of cat-inspired prints, cards, jewellery, bags and much, much more.
If you happen to find yourself in the vicinity of Wymondham, Norfolk between 15th – 27th April, you’ll be able to view some of Ella’s beautiful, whimsical illustrations in person, as she’s one of the artists whose work will be on show at ‘An Exhibition Designed to Make You Smile’ curated by Amelia Bowman.
Ella’s illustrations concentrate on quirky narratives and characters. Her passion is for visual storytelling and her illustration is often highly detailed using a combination of traditional and digital mediums. Check out the Ella Goodwin Illustration Facebook page for updates about the exhibition.
Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it along to the exhibition, as it’s just too far away from Sarf London; but if any of you are in the area and decide to pop along I’d love to hear about your visit, or maybe see some pics (providing you’re allowed to take photos).
And now for some boring giveaway rules: To enter this giveaway leave a comment at the end of this post and also ‘like’ the Ella Goodwin Illustration Facebook page. If your Facebook user name differs from the name you use for your email account, please include your Facebook name in your comment. Comments must be in before midnight on 30th April 2014 to be included in the draw. The winner will be selected by a random electronic draw on 01/05/2014 and notified by email. The winner will receive one £20.00 voucher valid in the Shop Miss Ella UK Etsy shop. If the prize is not claimed within 14 days of notification by email an alternative winner will be selected. Only one entry per person please. This giveaway is open to addresses within the UK only.
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This beautiful lamp, featuring an elegant white cat enjoying forty winks, is made from bone china and comes with a gift box.
Measurements: L33cm H12cm
Available from Maiden for £79.00 (bulb included).
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.