This Week’s Must-Haves: A High-Design Doggie Dwelling That’s Nicer Than Your House

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting an ultra-luxe dog house, Samsung's new Serif TV and more. Take a look!


MDK9 Dog Haus, $3,650

When you live in a house worthy of an Architectural Digest spread, the last thing you want to do is ruin the carefully crafted visual harmony by sticking an ugly doghouse out back. Lucky for you (and your pampered pooch), the team at Los Angeles-based custom furniture company Rah:Design has your back. Its MDK9 Dog Haus is crafted from Brazilian teak, powder-coated steel and concrete, and features a customizable name plaque from Modern House Numbers and dog bedding from Jax & Bones. It's so stylish, you might be tempted to squeeze in there yourself for a quick cat—er, dog—nap.

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Casper Dog Mattress, $125-225

Not sold on a $3,600-plus doghouse? Casper's dog mattresses offer a slightly more accessible level of luxury for your furry friend. Made from the same memory foam used in Casper's famous people-friendly beds, the doggie version features a heavy-duty exterior covered in scratch- and bite-proof fabric.

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Samsung Serif TV, $1,499

Created by famed design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Samsung's new Serif TV is part technology, part décor. Its 40-inch screen, featuring 4K UHD resolution, is encased by a streamlined frame with a flat top that doubles as a shelf, while a removable magnetic panel on the back hides cords. The smart TV's interface lets users customize the screen to display different decorative filters, Bluetooth audio controls, photo albums and more.

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Tile Slim, $30

As thin as two credit cards, the Tile Slim is a new, more compact version of the company's popular Bluetooth trackers. Stick it in your wallet, luggage or anything else you don't want to lose, then press a button on your phone to locate it within a 100-foot radius. Farther out? Tile will tap into its user base of 6 million and ping you when someone else gets near your missing item.

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Misfit Ray, $100

Looking for a fitness tracker that stays under the radar? Available in five colors (including Apple-coordinating Rose Gold and Space Gray), the sleek Misfit Ray packs activity and sleep tracking, vibrating smartphone alerts and smart button capabilities into one small package. And with available accessories ranging from leather wrap bands to lariat necklaces, you can wear it however you want.

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Pearl RearVision, $500

Even cars without built-in back-up cameras can get the same view thanks to Pearl's new RearVision system. Using a license plate frame with integrated cameras, car adapter and smartphone app, Pearl beams wide-angle images from the back of your car directly to your phone's screen and alerts you to any obstacles in your path.

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This story first appeared in the September 19, 2016 issue of Adweek magazine.
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