OK, you guys, the good news is that this giant cat couch exists. The bad news is that it exists as part of an art installation and isn’t currently for sale to the public. Sigh. I might need to buy, like, 500 pounds of fluffy cotton and 100 yards of furry fabric and just attempt to make my own, because now that I know I could be watching Netflix while lying in the lap of a gigantic cat, my life won’t be complete until I make it happen. [Neatorama]
In Japan, there is an island of fairytale dreams called Tashirojama, better known as Cat Heaven Island. In this magical land, cats outnumber humans. Tashirojama has about 100 human residents, and many of them care for the kitties who make their homes all over the island. It is said on the island that giving the cats a helping hand brings good luck and wealth. The cats hang out in backyards, chill in the streets, and run free on the beach like wild horses do in Nicholas Sparks movies. I want to go to there. But seriously. This place looks like a dream come true. Free cuddles from kittens all day? Sign me up! Photographer Fubirai documents Tashirojama’s adorable feline residents, so head to his website if you’re looking for more! [Huffington Post, Fubirai, So Bad So Good]
Whether you think she’s crazy overrated or you actually want to emulate her manic pixie style, TV presenter/hipster It girl Alexa Chung is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world. From her collaboration with Madewell to her memoir/scrapbook/style guide to her kinda sorta hangover-inspired makeup line with Eyeko, Alexa’s basically done everything except design her own clothing line. Read more about her design aspirations on The Gloss…
CatAcademy, the greatest smartphone app ever made, will you help you learn Spanish using cat memes. Oh yes! It features over a thousand cat photos. Some of the pictures are original while many are from I Can Haz Cheezburger, the cat photo mecca. Each of them is equipped to help you learn espanol.
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Rick Chap’s cat Buddy knew something was wrong when his owner had a heart attack on his kitchen floor. Rick’s wife Jennifer was in her home office and completely unaware that her husband was in crisis. The normally docile Buddy sprang to action, running to Jennifer and meowing, scratching and jumping until he got her attention. Because of Buddy, Jennifer wandered into the kitchen where she was able to call for help and give Rick CPR. Without their kitty’s heroic actions, Jennifer would never have found her husband in time. Buddy is a rescued stray, so it’s no wonder that karma came back around and made the Chaps’ kind act of adoption the best favor they ever did themselves! [CNN]
Watch a lot of talking animal movies as a kid? Me, too. For years I was sure my pets could talk and were holding out on me. For a Minnesota man, this is basically his reality and I am totally jealous. Marcus’ cat George can say “hello,” and it is absolutely adorable. Sadly, he doesn’t have much of a vocabulary beyond “hello.” But color me impressed anyway. [CNN]