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Jan. 24th, 2008

My sister's recently found a nice sofa in a secondhand furniture shop, and because I was at a bit of a loose end this afternoon, I decided to go and see if I could find something for the home there, too. I couldn't -- my sister must have bought the only decent stick of furniture that place ever possessed. Never mind, I thought, and started back towards the centre of town when I passed by another furniture shop; and this one was having a clearance sale. I had a look around, but even with prices reduced by 50%, most of the items on sale were still outside my price range. Then my eye happened to fall on this pouf.

I had a devil of a time bringing it home, as I had to carry it halfway across town. My arms still hurt, and it's been here for 6 or 7 hours...The cats were most intrigued by this strange new object having appeared suddenly in the middle of their lounge; but after sniffing it and reaching the conclusion that it would make the perfect place for a snooze, Leila claimed it for her own, letting the others know they weren't welcome to share it with her:

Of course, Manasse couldn't allow this state of affairs to continue for very long, and after a short siege, lay claim to victory:

But Leila's a plucky puss, who regrouped quickly and banished her brother to a discarded shoe box in the other room:

where he sat feeling very sorry for himself until I came in and shooed him out.


Jan. 25th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
That's a classic piece which fits with modern lines. (Sorry about your arms.) But now it's also hours of entertainment, as the cats vie for king of the hill!
Jan. 25th, 2008 09:23 am (UTC)
I'll admit the pouf's appeal (to me) is in it's obvious similarity to Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona furniture range, of which I see you have an icon -you look at that chair and it's hard to believe it was designed in the twenties- but luckily it was a lot less dear...

I just hope the cats won't wreck it in their struggle for supremacy.
Jan. 25th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
I'll admit the pouf's appeal (to me) is in it's obvious similarity to Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona furniture range.....

My faux-Barcelona chair is the most comfortable chair I've owned, and certainly cheaper than the other upholstered options I tried.

Of course cats gravitate to the best place to rest in any house, or to the most precarious perch. Your cat in the shoebox reminds me of the "Scratch Lounger", a cardboard box just small enough to challenge a cat to fit into, with texture inside as it's made the layers of cardboard. So kitty can tuck inside and claw away.
Jan. 25th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
I'm sure my cats would love that, if I could find it somewhere. I'll ask at the pet shop next time I'm there.