I have great respect for people who commit to things, like really commit to things. (I get excited if I remember to take my vitamins for a week straight.) Stacie Bloomfield is one such person. She’s a super-talented artist and home goods designer who’s illustrating a dog breed a week for a whole year in her 52 Weeks of Dogs project. And, as if commitment and creativity aren’t enough, Stacie’s selling prints of her doggie illustrations in her shop, Gingiber, and donating the proceeds to the humane society. See more after the jump, and head over to Stacie’s shop to pick out your favorite.
Woot, wooooot! Guess what time it is? It’s time for another installment of Mingus & Dottie Try It! This month we had fun trying out the new Wobble Ball dog enrichment toy from aptly named P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You). What did we think? Check out our review below!
Something’s going on over in Germany, you guys, and it has to do with dogs and design. You already know of our love for the gorgeous products from Germany’s Cloud7, and today we bring you MiaCara — yet another German company helping to bring more aesthetic oomph to the world of dog products. MiaCara’s collection is vast and varied, including collars, leads, beds, feeders, mats, toys, and more, with each product clearly designed to meet the company’s goal of creating products that “first and foremost fit the dog” but also “complement the style of its owner.”
I was stoked to see that the featured seller this past week on Etsy was none other than Brooklyn’s Go! Pet Design, whose innovative designs we’ve featured occasionally in the past. (You might remember their awesome ei2 wire crate.) Their shop is full of great new designs I hadn’t seen yet, from bed covers made from reclaimed U.S. Army material, to waxed canvas “pup” tents, to walnut and maple leash hooks — all handmade and designed with both beauty and utility in mind. Be sure to head over to their full collection and check out those gorgeous Hairpin and Spoke steel feeders. They make me shiver with delight.
Hey, do you like chewing, fetching, and tugging? No, not you. I’m talking to your dog. Check out the brand new Gripple from Dublin Dog. It’s made from durable non-toxic material, and it floats and bounces something crazy. The tapered, channeled design makes it super easy to grip, and it even has a delightful vanilla scent. It comes in two sizes for medium and larger dogs. Cool, right? You can check it out over at Dublin Dog. (That means you, human.)
I spotted the P:ECO Penguin dog toy from Austin’s Sprocket Pet Goods on Fab earlier this week, and I may or may not have made high-pitched noises and clapped my hands a little. Look at it! So cute, and such pretty, bright colors. What’s even better, it squeaks, floats, and is made from certified organic cotton and recycled materials using eco-friendly manufacturing processes. I’m locked into their mesmerizing eyes.
You might remember the sweet temporary tattoos and iPhone cases from Steadfast Friends we featured a few months ago. Now Steadfast Friends is offering a new way to show your breed love, with Chalkboard Dogs — removable, repositionable chalkboards in a host of dog breed silhouettes.