French design house Tair Mercier, which if I'm not mistaken has been around in some form since the 1970s, is popping up with some cool new designs. I am a big fan of their placemats, in fact, I use one under Harrison's doggie bowls—I took a picture of it but it seems my camera has bit the dust in between the time I took it and tried to upload it to the computer. None the less, they're great for kids, adults, dogs, cats—I want more! Above is a shot from the Tair Mercier booth from the annual Paris gift show, Maison & Objet to give you an idea of the variety. You can get Tair Mercier products from a variety of places like Elsewares, Akar Design and the OK store if you're in L.A. Look for the new hounds tooth patterns, which look really cool.