life with our cats

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03 May: Cat Roulette

Here is Yuuki again! This time I got a little tired shooting balls on the previous project “Pincat” which led me to the next idea. This project is designed to let the cats play on their own, which hopefully they are not too lazy to do so…. The Cat Roulette is designed to let the cats themselves to trigger the ball and also trigger their interest. Like last project, it…

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24 Mar: Pincat!

This is Yuuki, my roommate’s cat who is sometimes lazy but loves to play with everyone in the house and also with visitors. But he gets exhausted after all the chasing (or being chased). So I designed a place where he can rest but also have a little fun. The Pinball board is a combination of pinball table and scratchboard for cats to enjoy a little bit more than scratching….

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20 Jan: The Illusion

We all know that cats need environmental enrichment in their lives: tons of toys to play with, places to climb, scratch, jump off and on to, and last but definitely not the least safe places to hide. When feeling threatened, or simply scared of something, my Joseph rushes under one of the couches in the living room. It usually takes him only a couple of minutes to come out again…

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14 Dec: “The Maze”

I’ve been trying to get my cat Joseph to play on his own for a long time now. He loves to be around people and everything has more meaning for him if he has someone to share his experiences with. His (over)friendliness makes both of us happy most of the time. But there are certain times when I am not at home or I have other things to do at…

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23 Nov: Turn yourself into a scratching post!

Does your cat have weird habits too? Ceo loves to scratch my leg when he greets me after work. It might be one of many ways of showing his affection. Or he might just like my pants’ texture. Who knows? Cats are very independent animals. This characteristic might sometimes seem as being cold and distant. They might even behave as if they don’t need anybody- unless maybe it is meal…