Boston.com, Nov 2013


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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.

Uniqpost, Nov 2013


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the9life – Perabotan Rumah ‘Ramah Kucing’
GAYAPERABOTAN 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
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homecrux, Nov 2013


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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.

make them roar, Nov 2013


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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.

Picame, Nov 2013


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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.

HGHU, Nov 2013


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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.

Design Taxi, Oct 2013


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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.

Spoon & Tamago Oct 2013


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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.

ねこらぼ Oct 2013


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東京デザイナーズウィーク2013:
ネコだって家族の一員だにゃん ネコと人間が一緒に使えるデザイン家具
ラックにためた新聞がそのまま爪とぎになるテーブルなど、ネコとの暮らしがもっと身近になりそう!

[黒木 貴啓,ねとらぼ]
「ネコと人間が一緒に使える家具」という、なんとも萌えるコンセプトのデザイン家具が「東京デザイナーズウィーク2013」で展示中です。出展者は、ネコ・人間・空間3つの融合を探求するブランド「THE9LIFE」。部屋に置くとおしゃれなだけでなく、ネコとの暮らしがより親密なものになるかもしれません。

現在のラインアップは「アフタヌーンテーブル」「ハト時計」「出迎え棚」の3つ。テーブルは中が空洞になっていて、ため込んだ新聞や雑誌でネコが爪をとげる作りです。ハト時計は、ヒモにぶら下がった羽根を引っ張るとハトが出てくる仕掛け。棚は壁掛けタイプで、ネコが座れるスペースを確保しつつ、植物やバッグなども置けるデザインになっています。玄関脇に取り付けておけば、帰るたびにネコが棚の上で出迎えてくれるかも!

家具は主に1~2人+1匹暮らし向けで、せまめの部屋でも置けるようサイズは小さめに作っているとのこと。価格はまだ非公開ですが12月ごろから実際に販売する予定だそうです。ネコと家具を共有するなんて素敵な発想ですね。