Welcome to Tashirojima, Japan, aka Cat Island

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 6 December 2013

Tashirojima is a small island in Japan with a weird population. No, the 100 human inhabitants are not what I’m talking about. It’s just that there are more cats here than humans. The island is known as Cat Island because of its thriving stray cat population. Locals believe that cats bring wealth and good luck, […]

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Cats embroidered on shirt pockets by artist Hiroko Kubota

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Tuesday 3 December 2013

Some kids have all the luck. Japanese embroidery artist Hiroko Kubota got a special request from her feline-obsessed son when she was making custom-sized clothes for him: he wanted cats on his shirt.

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Fashion-forward cats in tights

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 28 November 2013

Remember these dogs in pantyhose? We can’t unremember these, for better or worse. Now there’s Meowfit of the Day, a Tumblr dedicated to Gucci, the ‘original cat in tights’, and which now also showcases Gucci’s other feline friends around the world whose owners have a thing for pairing them up with stuffed tights (yes, ‘legs’ included separately).

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Kitten candles that melt into skeletons

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 4 November 2013

Aww, it’s a cute kitty candle. Psyche! It’s now the steel kitty skeleton from your worst nightmares! Known as the Devil’s Candle, this quirky candle was designed by Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval back in 2011. Many wanted to get their hands on this after it became a hit online, but couldn’t, due to mass production issues.

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In Japan, even cats have their own line of wine

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 28 October 2013

Mix three of our favourite things together, and you’ll get… er, Japanese-made wine for cats. While the feline-targeted Nyan Nyan Nouveau wine is alcohol-free, it is made from Cabernet grapes and contains that other stuff that makes cats intoxicated: duh, catnip. Apparently only a thousand bottles of this wine will be produced. Still, at just about US$4 a bottle, we guess it won’t cost much to make your cat’s day, or at least see if it might prompt your cat to roll his or her eyes.

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Photo series follows the adventures of a grandma and her cat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 26 October 2013

Cats are wonderful creatures, we all know that. They’re plush, soft, furry, ‘purry’, and will bring you dead animals as gifts. They make good candidates to replace dogs as ‘man’s best friend’. For this grandma from Japan, one cat may just have.

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Brides Throwing Cats: a blog about, er, brides throwing cats

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Saturday 19 October 2013

The most important day in every woman’s life: that day where they wear their most stunning gown, that day where they say their vows to the love of their life, and that day where they get to throw a cat into a crowd of single ladies. Wait, what? Brides Throwing Cats is a blog about what the title says it is, blushing brides throwing cats instead of flower bouquets. But don’t worry, the images are Photoshopped. No soft and furry felines were harmed in the making of these weddings.

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Cats modelling United Bamboo’s range of apparel for 2014 calendar

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 17 October 2013

Back in 2010 we told you about United Bamboo’s calendar cats and now we’re back with more because apparently this is a thing. Every year since 2010 United Bamboo has set out to photograph cute little kitties in their ready-to-wear collection of clothing. This year expect to see the cream of the crop in the […]

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Unusual 3D coin purses

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Tuesday 15 October 2013

If you happen to be in the market for a fashionable cat coin purse, check out some of the playful designs from 3D bags. Not into cats? No worries. There’s a huge variety of unusual 3D designs to choose from. You can literally order a swan, dog, skull, or ginger bread man purse. All the candy […]

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Easy way to fulfill your cat’s innermost evil unicorn fantasies

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 14 October 2013

What’s more attainable than a pet dinosaur? A catty fiendish unicorn, that’s what. Made for evil felines everywhere, these inflatable strap-on unicorn horns promise to add an extra sinister aura to cats everywhere as they embark on their world domination plans.

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Luxurious three tiered cat trapeze lounge

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Tuesday 8 October 2013

This Cat trapeze lounge is cat-napping technology at its finest. The three tiered contraption hangs down to create a three story napping lounge. Made of cotton and completely machine washable, this trapeze can easily stay clean so your house won’t have to smell like cat all the time. Just attach it to a hook, stuff the cushions […]

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Cats with thumbs

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 3 October 2013

Cats love milk, and two years ago, milk brand Cravendale decided to give our furry friends a hand — er, we mean thumbs — so they can get to the good stuff themselves instead of having to wait around for their milk. Naturally, this spun an equally hilarious series online of Tim Curry-narrated clips that […]

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Fact: CIA tried to get cats to spy on the Kremlin

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 30 September 2013

A bunch of declassified documents from the CIA’s Science and Technology Directorate released 12 years ago revealed that the CIA tried to use cats to spy on the Kremlin during the Cold War. One such exercise involved wiring a cat, Acoustic Kitty, so he could perform his eavesdropping duties by listening in to secret conversations from window sills, park benches or dustbins.

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Photos of famous artists and their many feline companions

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By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Wednesday 25 September 2013

Does owning a cat make a person more creative and successful? Quite possibly. Don’t believe me? Just ask Andy Warhol. He owned 25 cats named Sam. Just take a look at these portraits of famous artists and their many furry pals. Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, Gutav Klimt, Salvador Dahli, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso … they’re all […]

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With Paw Recognition, the new iPhone 5S is cat-friendly

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Tuesday 24 September 2013

This 11 second video of a cat paw unlocking the new iPhone 5s is insanely cute. My mind said “No” but my heart said “Yes”. I fell in love with both the kitty and the phone. Apparently the new iPhone can be programmed to respond to a cat paw with a special “paw recognition”. Thanks […]

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