Does your pet deserve the Royal treatment? Lapping up in luxury? If so, then you may not mind dropping £1,476.00 ($2,371.76 USD) on one of these six unique fine china pet bowls by ceramacist and designer Peter Ting.
Especially designed for 20LTD, Peter deconstructs traditional Royal Crown Derby ‘Imari’ patterns and reassembles them into a contemporary collage. He works on the factory floor and personally creates each piece like a tailor - joining, matching, overlapping pattern upon pattern, colour against colour. Each piece may take up to 6 firings to achieve the desired depth of colour and vibrancy.
He signs each piece (together with Royal Crown Derby Chairman Hugh Gibson), and after the final firing, all the 22 ct gold is burnished by hand (a painstaking and labor intensive task, where all the gold is rubbed with damp silica sand, transforming the dull gold into a lustrous gleaming gilding).
Previously Design Director at Thomas Goode and long-time artistic force behind Asprey, master ceramicist Peter Ting has an unparalleled knowledge of craft skills and industrial production processes, computer techniques and the history of ceramics. He has won various industry awards, designed china for top restaurants to Royal Households and his work has been exhibited throughout the world. The Victoria & Albert Museum have acquired his work for Thomas Goode for their permanent collection.
above: Peter Ting
The seven individual one-off pieces (one has been sold) have been created exclusively by Peter for 20ltd.com and can only be purchased here.
If you've got both a cat and a sense of style, H.J. Mews has the feline furniture and feeding bowl for you.
Carrying some of the most modern and stylish cat pods and beds (some of which I've blogged about in the past) and an array of well-designed feeding bowls, H.J. Mews was initially launched in 1920 in New York.
The H.J. Mews Bespoke Kitten Boutique quickly gained a reputation for selling the highest quality in cat furniture, accessories, and toys on the market. H.J’s discerning tastes and dedication to his clientele made the store a hit and has provided a livelihood for six generations to come.
Cat Beds, Pods, Loungers and Cool places for kitties to hang out.
The Canopy Lounge:
This mid century modern cat lounge by CanopyStudio is constructed of a bent walnut plywood shell with a removable upholstered cushion and solid walnut legs.
Rare earth magnets are embedded in the bent plywood shell, which secure the upholstered cushion to the piece while still allowing it to be removed or swapped out easily. The durable and claw resistant upholstery fabric is imported from Denmark.
Below are 3 multi-functional loungers crafted of maple ply and industrial strength cardboard by Elizabeth Paige Smith.
Below are 2 more multi-functional pods crafted of industrial strength cardboard by Elizabeth Paige Smith.
Curve, a wall mountable curved wood cat bed in walnut or maple by Akemi Tanaka:
Floor Feeders, Wall-Mountable Feeders and Bowls
Big Bend Bowls by Maya Khaira in birch and maple:
Smorgasbord faux bois white resin bowl holders and bowl by Luke Wong:
Series 3 Cherry and Walnut wall-mountable cat feeders by Vurv Designs:
There are many more wonderful items for kittens and cats at H.J. Mews, be sure to check them out.
Artist Gülnur Özdağlar creates elegant and unusual looking bowls transformed from PET bottles. She calls this process "upcycling". Her aim is to substitute with labor and artistic value the characteristics that the material loses during transformation, thereby obtaining a product of higher value. The collection is named Tertium Non Data (translated from Latin means: the third is not given) and is an alchemic term which refers to the process of combining two disparate elements to create a new, third element.
In this case the new, third element is a collection of diaphanous, attractive tabletop bowls that resemble organic creatures like jellyfish and sea anemones.
The elegant perforated and ornate bowls are created from a regular PET* water bottles. What looks like a flower at the base of the bowls, is the indent from the base of the bottle. If the bottles have a bluish tine, the formed bowls do as well.
Gulnar delicately heats and forms the edges of the bowl to create undulating forms and embellishments like flowers and petals.
With various perforations, cut shapes and added petals, she has managed to create numerous variations, like the ones shown below.
The artist's tools:
The bowls can be used as pet bowls, storage containers, jewelry holders or just as lovely objet d'art. She also makes upcycled jewelry as well.
*PET is Polyethylene Terephthalate, which is a thermoplastic polymer. It can be re-formed by heating. After heating process, it becomes more stiff, rigid, durable and glassy. It becomes even stronger and crystallized when perforated.
above: artist Gülnur Özdağlar with her daughters.
Gülnur Özdağlar studied architecture at the Middle East Technical University and has been active as an architect since she graduated in 1986. She has participated in architectural design competitions, together with various groups, and many of her designs have been recognized with prizes.In addition to being active as an architect, she has also worked in the graphic design and photography fields, and many of these projects have been published in foreign countries in magazines and books. She has received prizes in international competitions of digital art.
•Learn to make your own bowls from PET bottles with her "how to guide" on Instructables
•Buy her jewelry or bowls and more at her etsy store