From great pain often comes great artwork. Such is the case with Manabu Ikeda‘s monumental Rebirth, a 13′ x 10′ masterpiece that the artist toiled over for 3.5 years, working 10 hours a day. It’s Ikeda’s largest work to date and is the Japanese artist’s response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that set off the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
German design company Goldtatze (Gold Paw) specializes in transforming ordinary rooms into overhead playgrounds for cats. By adding wooden bridges, hammocks, scratching posts, and even little dens for cats to hide out in, each site-specific installation offers playful felines plenty of room for adventurous activity and their much needed catnaps.
With Goldtatze’s installations, cat owners are given more room for their own furniture while allowing their pets to roam freely on their unique playground. The designed wall and ceiling fixtures also add an element of childhood excitement. The cat-sized architectural additions seem like a year-round dose of summer camp for the curious pets. They’re able to trapeze across the room, climbing the walls and scurrying across suspended bridges, while their owners man the territory below.