Meow to the world!
Hello cats lovers! Another Kat-a-log issue is here. Our first post in December and we are thrilled to show you the newest additions to the furry collection. If this is the first time you hear the name “Kat-a-log”, let us introduce the project in short. Our mom, Olympia Dabrowicz, has been a cat figurine collector for more than a decade now. She has gathered nearly 150 cat figurines made of glass, clay, metal, wood and any other medium you can think of. The felines come from different countries and continents and each of them has a great story to tell. So what Olympia decided to do was to take the cats outside, photograph them in various places (on the streets, rooftops, restaurants, gym etc.) and then post them on the Internet, turning the pictures into an art project. She has had a great success and many people we know brought new cats from their holidays and voyages, just to be featured here!
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Ladies and Gents please put your hands together and give a warm round of applause for the newest members of the family:
Kat-a-log Feline no. 21
Official name: Nikiri
Three sides of a cat: Lady Luck, Shine like a diamond and Supernova
Country of origin: Moscow, Russia, November 2012
In Japanese Nikiri means “made of crystal” and you cannot think of a better name for this little shiny creature. Nikiri is 100% made of Swarovski crystal and has been ordered through a catalogue from the company’s main depot in Moscow. She is shaped like a traditional maneki-neko (Japenese lucky cat) with great details. This is second Swarovski cat figurine in Olympia`s collection. Nikiri represents absolutely everything that a lady can wish for Christmas: precious lucky charm that comes in a form of a kitten
Three sides of a cat: High and wired, Towering over and Winter over Pudget.
Country of origin: Oulu, Finland, November 2012
This clay and glass hand-made cat comes from the ends of the earth, literary. It has been bought in Oulu, Finland by Malicia’s colleague and presented as a Christmas gift to Olympia. Although, the Christmas market starts on December 7th each year, the town’s main square is populated by artisan stands since mid-November. Unfortunately, the friend didn’t take any particulars of the artist who made this figurine, but you can visit the market’s official webpage at http://www.oulunliikekeskus.fi/tiernatori
Green-eyed, black Persian cat is part of “Desk buddy” collection made by small toy making company called Lang & Son. It has been purchased in Devon by Rita’s friend on her business trip and brought back to Hereford. There are 11 other cats in the collection representing the most popular breeds. Rita’s friend is working for a flower company “Sarah Jane’s Joy of Flowers” and her travels take her all over the country. You can visit their website: http://www.sarah-jane-flowers.co.uk/
Kat-a-log Feline no. 24
Three sides of a cat: In the workshop, It is a dirty job (but someone’s gonna do it) and Somebody’s watching me
Country of origin: Portugal, December 2012
A friend bought this absolutely crazy-looking wooden cat from her holidays in Portugal. When she showed it in the office, everybody burst out laughing. The cat became a favourite among Rita’s co-workers who would borrow him and keep him at their own desks. The photo session for taken at store warehouse near Rita’s company and we have to admit it suits the cat perfectly!
Sadly, another Kat-a-log issue has come to an end. We are expecting several new additions in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes open because the kats might be back just before the Christmas! One could be travelling from Australia soon, so it is worth waiting for!
For now paws and tails,
Rita, Mal and Olympia Dabrowicz