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April 02, 2012

Modern door mats

Door mat 1 Door mat 3 I love Spring. I hate the mud that my dog tracks into my home after the Spring thaw...

Shop Chiasso's door mat collection.

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October 28, 2011

Kokon Modern Pet House

 

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The Kokon Modern Pet House may be the ideal indoor pet pad.

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August 29, 2010

Fall fashion trends for the home

hbz-wu-falltrends2010-de-3936168.jpg The runway and the living room -- not so different this fall!

Get a sneak peek!


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July 27, 2010

Design for Pets

via www.nytimes.com

As Kristi Linauer, a Waco, Tex., interior decorator, put it: “Pets have become family members. We love them like children, so people are naturally drawn to anything that gives our pets a special place in our homes.”

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April 23, 2010

Chiasso Sale

I'm a girl that can't resist a sale. Save up to 75% now at Chiasso. Happy Shopping!

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January 13, 2010

Cute pooch = free loot!

Does your pet love your modern digs as much as you? Send a pic of your pet lounging around to Modernica's Pets on Furniture contest - petcontest@modernica.net. Grand prize - a Modernica rocker.

Pet contest

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January 11, 2010

Paws please

As always, my house in under construction. We joke that it will be complete just in time to sell it. This time it is a complete gutting of our second floor to make way for a nursery and a proper master bedroom. Our current first floor bedroom is being transformed into a bedroom fit for a king – also known as our 4 year old boxer.

Snicker and judge all you want, but having a retreat for an 80 pound energy machine is a modern must-have -- especially with a tiny babe on the way.

This not so humble abode will be equipped everything my pooch needs (and wants) – from his feeding tray and toys, to his comfort crate and medications, and everything in between. And by in between, I mean sofa. Now I’m not completely irrational – I will not be purchasing a new sofa. I already have a small white low-lying mod sofa that was originally purchased for our living room (until we realized that you cannot properly sprawl out on a small white low-lying mod sofa). However, had I been in the market for something custom-canine, the Rodeo Dog Bed from Chiasso would be a contender.

Rodeo

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August 24, 2009

Mom's best friend

Numi-stair-gate As promised, we're filling the last week of August with modern finds for modern babies!

My husband and I not only have a very inquisitive dog, but a baby on the way as well! This of course begs the question, "how do we keep the dog away from the baby," and vice versa. A sturdy baby gate will soon become a necessity -- keeping the dog out of the nursery while baby sleeps, and keeping baby contained (and the dog happy) once crawling.

My personal favorite (so far) is the walnut and brushed-metal Numi gate. Sadly, I'm having a hard time finding a US retailer. The search continues.

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April 05, 2009

Spare no comfort for your four-legged family member

With my poor pooch going in for elaborate allergy testing tomorrow, I've thought of little else other than his comfort for the past few days. He'll be sedated, shave, poked, and then objected to daily allergy shots at home.

I've washed and fluffed blankets, prepared him a meal of venison (it's the only protein he can stomach) and veggies, and gave him a relaxing soak in the tub. Then I settled in for a little time with my favorite search engine.

I think we've blogged every modern dog bed out there -- expect this one.

BowHouse

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February 04, 2009

Cowhide Rug

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West Elm's got its cowhide throw rug on sale for $263. It's a great price if you're in the market for one of these. But are you? I would like to believe in the description they post; that a cowhide is a "layer of sophisticated luxury." Truthfully, I can't look at one without imagining a cow swatting flies with his tail as he's lead to slaughter. I can't see the "luxury" part. Maybe if it weren't still in the shape of a cow.

How do you guys feel about these? Modern or maudlin?

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