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Beloved animals

You are missed. Each and every single day.
Even now, writing this I can not stop crying. I still visit your grave every single day, no metter what, rain or hot, healthy or ill and loaded with meds.
Days and weeks and even months have passed and it doesn’t hurt less. I miss your smell, your sound purring or just you being silly again and hidden behind the door and forgetting your tail. I miss everything I ever had with you.
Dearest, I miss you every single day and hope that you are having loads of fun in that great mouse-hunting field in the sky.

It continues to amaze me, how much love and pleasure animals can bring into human lives. We’re privileged to have them, aren’t we?
I will miss him for as long as I live, but I am also extremely thankful to have had endless pleasure from his companionship. Thank you for being in my life . I love you.
Even through my grief, I would like to encourage everyone to consider adopting a homeless animal. There are far too many loving little beings out there who need homes. Please look beyond your vision of the perfect dog, cat etc. See beyond age, breed and pedigree.

So we got – for our now lonely little cat diva – a feral companion. Beautiful, dear, sweet black Rania. A feral.

And we tried. For days and weeks and two months. We tried everything.
Like rescue remedy with every single meal, pheromones, even special pills for relaxing – with the same ingredient which puppies get with the mom’s milk to stay so relaxed and calm. Our vet gave as this small package for 50 bucks. We tried everything. Our little feral – poor little creature – tried EVERYTHING. Playing and trying 1000 times per day, ignoring, catching a bug and giving it to the alpha cat. To get what in return?
Beating, hissing and spitting around the clock. Every single time she would go in the corner and cry. Little feral miracle.

Never before a human hand touched her, but we managed to touch, brush!!! and snuggle in only 2 weeks. She started to “talk”, sing and play all the time. Extremely clever and sweet. Nobody counted with this scenario, that our little diva – loving up to that day EVERY single animal ever passing our doorstep, having to talk every single time sitting among my friends when we had a visit…that our little diva would be so hostile all the time.

Nobody was happy. So Rania left yesterday.We organized her a perfect home with garden and two people who can hardly wait to start to love her. We cried. Rania started to cry a day earlier feeling she will have to go. Although it was not her fault und she did try everything. She tried to pet our diva with her little paw only to be bitten the next second. She cried that whole last day, didn’t eat or drink not even eating her favourite tuna and just didn’t want to go. We both cried. Me from sadness and the pain from middle ear infection, feeling that very moment so helpless and failed.

I would like to try again one more time. Little diva should not be so much alone. I work long hours, go sometimes out after work and don’t want to stay whole weekend at home just because we don’t have a second cat. I travel a lot too, for work and for pleasure. At the same time I am afraid to break another little heart if it won’t work.

Design

Betoniu http://betoniu.com/
Concrete is definitely having a moment—and with the material’s renowned durability, it’s a moment that’s bound to last. Behind the grey stuff’s newfound design glory is German label Betoniu: in its Leipzig factory, label founder Thomas Reder works alongside young designers to produce objects of every size and shape, all made with the goal of showing off the material in its best light. The well-deserved result of this avant-garde approach to new design? A nomination for the German Design Award 2016, honouring Betoniu’s Lito tables and stools.

Heavy Wall Lamp by Betoniu
A rough material, freed from its familiar heaviness by a sense of visual and physical lightness: concrete has moved into the design lexicon—and into your living room. A pioneer in the realm of concrete design, German label Betoniu has been setting the trend since day one, transforming the construction material into unique pieces for well-styled homes. Designed by renowned young English designer Benjamin Hubert, the award-winning heavy light Wall Lamp enriches living, dining, or workspaces with its contemporary form. Casting design history, one object at a time.

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heavy desk light

Heavy Pendant Lamp – Ø 23 by Betoniu

Lito:3 Side Table by Betoniu
Designed by Stephan Schulz and nominated for the German Design Award 2016, the Lito:3 Side Table’s contoured surface and steel frame enriches living, dining, or workspaces with its contemporary form. Casting design history, one object at a time.

Concrete Nesting Box by Betoniu

Air Stool by MALAFOR
A perfectly comfortable seat makes you feel like you’re floating on air. Breathing new life into seating, Polish label MALAFOR’s Air Collection joins chic styling with inflatable furnishings. An innovative object that balances a modern concept with classic carpentry, the Air Stool sports an extremely durable, non-flammable, and easy-to-maintain synthetic leather-covered inflatable cushion and an oak wood frame—a fresh, light, and airy approach to living room relaxation.

Stokke Stemps all in one

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There are very few furniture designs available in the market that are suited to the user’s body growth pattern. The above pictured Stokke Steps seats from Permafrost belongs to this exclusive club, with its collective nature of design progression that matches up with a child’s growth.

Catering to the lengthy stretch of time between a kid’s infancy to his early childhood, the modular Stokke Steps seats are based around a simple yet flexible structural core. For example, when catering to a newborn baby, the seat acts a snug bouncer with unique cradling motion. And, as your baby turns into a toddler, the recliner makes way for a guarded high chair, and ultimately a normal chair with leg support.

This all-in-one nature of the seating series alludes to a practical furniture system specially tailored for child safety. Moreover, there is an ergonomic side to the whole affair. According to the creators, the very design aim of the Stokke Steps is to infuse both active comfort and spatial freedom to the child, all within the scope of greater safety.

So, at the end of the day, it is the versatility of Stokke Steps that makes it an apt furniture series for inexperienced parents.

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Full Clock by Jakub Velinsky
Creating an industrial atmosphere at home or the office doesn’t require moving to a converted warehouse. Based in Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech designer Jakub Velinsky’s minimalistic clocks have just the right look to set the scene. The materials highlight the beauty of contrast, mixing smooth concrete and brightly coloured aluminium hands for industrially inspired comfort in the office, living room, or kitchen.