Want to know what to do with all of those old t-shirts you have filling your drawers? Turn them into a fun “Tugga Toy” for your dog! This project is so simple, even the most DIY challenged can handle it. You’ll probably end up making one for your pooch, and ten more for every dog you know. You can find the easy how-to right here.
Thwap is a cute dog shop that makes vintage neckwear for the modern dog. How very vintage-modern of them! Based in San Francisco, CA, shop owner Jeannine Giordan hand makes each piece using only the coolest pre-owned men’s neckties. She also uses the cutest doggy models in the area. Anyone recognize that large, bright-eyed beauty above? It’s Lucy! Our very first dog profiled on The Scoop.
On my most recent hunt for cool office supplies, I came across this incredibly clever Dog Stapler. Often times I find that the quality of kitsch office supplies is seriously lacking, but this delightful handheld doggy stapler claims to be “heavy duty.” At under $6, I think I’ll give it a shot!
A while back, we posted about the incredible Amigo Dog Wheelchair concept designed by Nir Shalom. Not surprisingly, it was one of our most popular posts and generated a lot of great conversation about pets with disabilities who still live full, active, and — most importantly — happy lives! That’s why we were ecstatic to come across this photo series of Disabled Pets by Carli Davidson.
Susan Kare is one of the most influential computer iconographers ever. Since 1983, she has designed thousands of software icons that have become familiar to anyone who has ever used a computer. This spotted dog character was created by Susan in the Cairo “heiroglyphic” font that came with the original Macintosh. And now this “dogcow” as he came to be known by many, is available as a limited edition signed print as part of Susan Kare’s icon poster collection.
Hendrick Boards is a cool skateboard and apparel company based out of Orange County, CA. Unlike most SoCal skate shops, Hendrick Boards is on a serious mission to spread the word about the importance of pet adoption. They’re so serious about helping out this worthy cause, that a generous portion of all of their sales goes to local animal shelters.
This package design for the Oh My Dog! hair care line is nothing short of spectacular. The only disappointing part about it is that it’s not an actual hair care line for dogs! Bummed? Yeah, I was too. But I still appreciate the enchanting work of Martha Robertson and Alfonso Sotelo, who designed this packaging during a workshop at ELISAVA in Barcelona. Martha and Alfonso imagined dog washing as an “adventure” of running, splashing, biting, and a whole host of other things dogs to to avoid baths. They decided they wanted to add a bit of humor and fun to the process by designing this charming packaging in which dogs interact and play with the logo. I think it’s brilliant and well-done. If only all companies put this much thought into creating beautiful packaging!