Don’t you wish pet cats could easily travel with you? It’s too bad that flights and travel conditions are stressful for them, since Basil is always curious about the outside world.
However, thanks to Panda Tours, he got to travel around Poland with a group of stuffed toys!
I packed him in a box, and shipped him to the Warsaw “stuffed animal travel agency.”
He went all around Poland, posing in front of landmarks! Basil’s journey is featured on Yahoo Travel — check it out.
Basil Farrow made a lot of fuzzy friends along the way, and ate local food.
He even went to a nightclub opening party…
and watched a concert on the beach!
Back home, someone needs a nap and a bath…
But seems like he’s ready to travel again.
Aren’t toy tours a cute idea?
PS – I’ve been much too busy to update this blog often, but you can check in on us at @lacarmina Snapchat and Instagram!
Design a living space with creative, integrated cat furniture.
By La Carmina
When I moved into a new apartment with my Scottish Fold cat Basil Farrow, I wanted to create a space that accommodated us both. The interior decor had to be feline- friendly, yet integrate seamlessly into the overall design.
To design this concept apartment, which I called “The Maohaus,” I looked for luxurious objects that served dual purposes: such a litterbox that doubled as a modern sculpture. Here are 6 ways I brought my apartment to life, using natural fabrics and multi-functional objects that are enjoyable for both cats and humans.
Organic memory foam mattress by Essentia
Basil Farrow spends over half his waking life “cat-napping”, so it was important for me to find a high-performance mattress. The centerpiece of our bedroom is an organic mattress by Essentia, with two inches of memory foam that contour to the body. All of the materials are natural and non-toxic, such as rubber tree sap, plant extracts, and certified organic cotton.
Browse mattresses on Essentia’s website.
Ergonomic pet bed from Essentia
At first glance, visitors might not even realize this cushion is a memory foam pet bed, thanks to the subtle design. Both cats and dogs can lounge on the Kingston cushion, which comes in three different sizes, and is designed for comfort and durability.
Pamper your pets with an Essentia pet bed.
Airportag pillows in cat-friendly colors
I picked a lime-colored palette for my apartment because cats can only see limited shades of the rainbow: violets, blues, greens. Both of us can enjoy these cheerful Airportag pillows, which also reflect my passion for travel.
Find travel-themed goods on the Airportag website.
Artisan, cotton bedding
I added a luxurious duvet by Allem Studio, makers of artisan bedding. The high quality cotton won’t get caught in my cat’s claws. This independent company produces a variety of eye-catching modern prints and double-sided designs.
Shop for pillowcases, bed sheets and more from Allem Studio.
An artistic litter box
Every cat owner must have a litterbox, but this object tends to be an eyesore. I was glad to find SinDesign’s Poopoopeedo, which doubles as a modern egg-sculpture. The beautifully-constructed litter box comes in seven colors, and splits apart for easy cleaning. The clever design includes a paw-shaped handle, scoop and two anti-smell tablets.
Order this innovative litter box from SinDesign.
Did our Maohaus inspire you to design a space that makes your kitty happy, without looking like a “crazy cat lady” house?
See more photos of my earless cat and our apartment on La Carmina blog.
La Carmina is a fashion and travel blogger, journalist and TV host for networks like Travel Channel, Food Network and National Geographic. Her mission is to delve into alternative beauty and underground cultures around the world – from cute food to Harajuku hairstyles. La Carmina’s work can be found at lacarmina.com. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram.
Merry Cat-mus from Basil Farrow and me! We did a cute photoshoot to celebrate.
Check out all the outfit details here.
This cute fold-eared patch is of Basil’s fellow earless friend, Dr Meemersworth.
You may know Meemers as the cat of YouTube Kpop vloggers, Eat your Kimchi.
Unlike other cat breeds, folds are made for squishing – and they enjoy it.
What a baby-face!
Basil Farrow has a big project coming up in 2015 – stay tuned for the news!