遇到不可理喻的處事方式時，他們常以一句 this is japanese style K.O. 我，令我即時熄咪。言談間常聽到說我們日本人如何如何。這並不是自大，他們也會説出日本人的問題，但 this is japanese style 所以即使有問題也頑固地不改善。他們很清楚身為日本人的身分，怎樣的歷史文化和社會環境，造就怎樣的日本人，有優點也有弱點，不自大也不自卑。這種身分認同令他們團結有歸屬感，構成我們看到今天的日本。
Equipping Your Apartment with Your Cat In Mind Posted by Caroline Fong November 8, 2013 04:00 PM
Most cat lovers adore their furry companions so much that they’re willing to put up with the shedding, collateral damage to furniture, and interrupted sleep. So what does it take to live in harmony with your beloved cat?
Short of turning into a cat yourself, setting up your apartment for compatible cohabitation will help immensely. To do so, it may take a few unique pieces. Take a look at this roundup of apartment fixings that will keep you and your little Snowball content.
1. Furniture for People and Cats
Located in Japan and Hong Kong, THE9LIFE describes itself as a lifestyle brand of home products and furniture for stylish people who share their homes with cats, especially where space is a luxury. Check out the Afternoon Table; I think it’s a really creative piece even if cat-less.
the9life – Perabotan Rumah ‘Ramah Kucing’
MA 8 Nov ’13
The9life adalah sebuah merek gaya hidup yang berbasis di Jepang dan Hong Kong. Mereka memecahkan frustrasi yang hampir dimiliki oleh semua pemilik kucing dengan meluncurkan produk furniture yang ramah terhadap kucing. Semua perabotan itu mengacu pada tiga kunci utama yaitu kucing, manusia dan ruang
The9life Cat furniture includes stylish cat furniture that fits urban spaces
Posted by Garima
It is often seen among cat owners that they are just too frustrated in getting cat furniture for their faithful feline companions. Although they love their furry kitties, but they do not want to add an ugly piece of cat furniture to their house. If you are a cat owner and want to improve yours as well as your kitty’s quality of life, then take a look at the cat friendly furniture designed by The9life, a new lifestyle brand based in Japan and Hong Kong. The Cat furniture range from the brand was spotted at the 2013 Tokyo Design Week. The9life Cat Furniture line is designed especially for people living in populated urban environments where space is scarce. It tends to make the way of living for you and your furry friend, much better and valuable. Hit the jump to take a look at the gorgeous the9life cat furniture collection.
3 clever cat furniture ideas from Japan
by ROAR on Nov 6, 2013 • 12:47 pm
Living in dense urban environments means that you will have to put a greater effort into creating a stimulating environment for your indoor cat than you would for their alfresco cousins. Hong Kong and Japan based lifestyle brand The9Life has created a range of products that answer the question of how we can turn ordinary furniture into interesting objects for our cats’ enjoyment.
Gorgeous items include the ‘Afternoon Table’ which features a recycling compartment for used magazines that doubles as a scratcher and a den. The ‘Welcome Home Shelf’ offers a place for your keys as well as a space for kitty to wait for your return.
Cat’s Favourite Place
Andrea Berretta on Nov 5, 2013
Chi possiede un piccolo felino non farà fatica a ritrovarsi in molte delle situazioni illustrate da THE9LIFE “a lifestyle brand of home products & furniture for stylish people who share their homes with cats“. Ma se vogliamo dirla tutta tra i luoghi preferiti dai gatti mancano il cumulo della roba stirata e il sacchetto della spesa.
ESZTÉTIKUS BÚTOROK DESIGN-ÉRZÉKENY MACSKÁKNAK
BY HG.HU 2013. NOVEMBER 3. 18:11
A Hong Kong-i illetőségű the9life studio kifejezetten macskával együtt élő, környezetükre felettébb igényes ügyfelekre specializálódott. Termékskálájukon olyan bútorok és lakberendezési kiegészítők szerepelnek, melyekről nem rí le egyértelműen, hogy macskák számára készültek – hiszen nem is ez a helyzet. Tárgyaik legalább annyira funkcionálisak az emberek számára, mint a négylábú kedvencek életében, sőt, az állatukkal való interakcióra ösztönzik a gazdikat.
Designers Make Quality Furniture For Cats And Their Owners
By Kelly Koo, 30 Oct 2013
The owners of lifestyle brand ‘THE9LIFE’ are located in Hong Kong and Japan, where space is scarce. In order to optimize small living environments for owners living with cats, they design furniture and home products that aim to enhance the comfort and style of small homes.
Part of THE9LIFE’s design philosophy is to explore the solutions and possibilities that arise from the combination of three elements: cat + human + space. They aim to create a stylish, quality environment for both owners and their feline friends.
‘Afternoon Table’ is a table with a storage compartment that doubles as a scratching post—place a stack of unwanted magazines inside to create a ‘scratching post’ for your cat. ‘Welcome Home Shelf’ can be installed near the door to hold small items like keys, and makes the perfect spot for your cat to perch on to greet you when you come home.
The designers also made a set of lovely ‘Cat’s Favorite Place’ posters to adorn your walls with. View the range of products here.
the9life | stylish cat-friendly furniture
by Johnny on October 29, 2013
In honor of National Cat Day and, and as a cat owner myself, I present you with one of my favorites from the 2013 Tokyo Design Week. The9life is a new Japan and Hong Kong based lifestyle brand that “explores the endless possibilities that arise when you combine 3 key elements – Cat + Human + Space.” They solve a key frustration that almost all cat owners face: cat furniture is just too damn ugly.
Taking their experience from living in dense urban environments where space is scarce, the designers propose a number of clever products that help to improve the quality of living for both us and our faithful feline companions.
A short trip to Hong Kong, met 2 of our collaborators.
Had a nice chat with William- founder of Loveramics. Feeling really lucky of getting this chance to collaborate with passionated and professional ceramic expert. Loveramics will be helping us on the production of ceramic parts in the designs.
Also met Out of stock – nice and supreme quality local furniture brand- specialised in handcrafted vintage designed furniture. We will be collaborating in the project and Tokyo Designer’s Week.