I’ve been re-doing my home office recently and am finally to the fun part: accessories! These easy DIY cork pencil cups are right up my alley — and they’re made from recycled aluminum cans, too! So, now you can stay organized, show off your dog love, and be all green ‘n’ stuff. That’s a whole lot of WIN.
Pick your favorite breed, grab some cork, and then head over to The 3 Rs Blog for the full tutorial!
I first fell in love with Kelly Puissegur‘s work a few years ago when I ran across these geeky-awesome film-inspired coasters and prints. Realizing it had been quite some time since I last popped into her shop, I took a peek recently and was BEYOND EXCITED to see a huge collection of new dog-themed art! So huge, in fact, that it was ridiculously hard to choose which pieces to feature. Though it pained me, I managed to (kinda) narrow it down — check out some of my faves below!
Snow, ice, and winter salt are things that Wrigley’s paws come in contact with on a daily basis from November through early April. The rest of the year, our super dry, high-desert climate picks up where winter left off. As you can imagine, all these harsh elements take a toll on sensitive doggy paws! Enter the Pawstick from FouFou Dog, an easy-to-use balm and moisturizer. Needless to say, we were excited to give this product a whirl — check out our review below!
Whoa, I love this DIY bed idea spotted on Norwegian blog BRIGG: fold a small children’s mattress, top it with faux sheepskin, and hold it all together with two leather belts. BAM! A ridiculously rad pet bed in about 5 minutes.
Also, how adorable is that little Boston Terrier?? More below and on BRIGG.
Jen Bilik is the owner and founder of Knock Knock. With a background in book editing, writing, design, and arts and crafts, Knock Knock was a natural way to bring all those interests together. Knock Knock’s witty, design-driven books, gifts, and stationery products are sold across the United States, not to mention Canada and the rest of the world. In addition to her boring CEO duties, Jen continues to serve as Knock Knock’s executive creative director. Also? She’s ridiculously funny. Let’s meet Paco, the four-legged muse behind Knock Knock!
Photographer Albert Lewis recently completed this stunning coffee table book featuring the dogs of the grueling 1000+ mile Iditarod dog sled race. (You may have seen his highly successful Kickstarter campaign over the summer.) Born to Run: Athletes of the Iditarod is a love letter to these beautiful and inspiring canine athletes, whose hearts and souls are captured in brilliant studio portraits.
Editor’s Note: We’re excited to announce the launch of our new art column The Scratchbook! Each month we’ll be featuring an exclusive dog-themed illustration done by one of our favorite artists. Enjoy!
To cha(i)se or lounge?
Modern design icons and adorable dogs?? Yes, please! We’re kicking off our first ever Scratchbook with this series of illustrations by New York-based illustrator and cartoonist Jennifer Hoyden.