So you’re really into a certain dog breed, huh? Maybe you’ve almost come to blows at the dog park defending your favorite breed’s superiority? Well, you might need to look into some anger management, but then you need to check out Dog Breed Cartoons. They’ve got sweet little cartoon representations of literally (literally) hundreds of dog breeds, and in their shop you can find your favorite breed cartoon featured on anything from coffee mugs to belt buckles to laptop sleeves. They are, in a word, j’adorable. (You may or may not want to use that word.)
Happy Independence Day! Here’s some red, white, and blue for you — in the form of the cutest apron in the entire world. It’s a sweet little vintage-inspired number featuring a Westie illustration by Marc Tetro. I want to put it on and make SO many cookies (even though my cookies always turn out flat and crumbly). Found over at Modcloth (with a matching oven mitt!).
A wise friend recently alerted me to the work of illustrator Roman Muradov, and when I checked it out I realized I’d seen his work before — like, all over. After all, his client roster reads like a list of some of my favorite things: The New Yorker, NPR, Village Voice, GQ, Random House. You’re possibly familiar with his distinctive style, too… and have you noticed how many pups he sneaks into his illustrations and comics? I see what you did there, Mr. Muradov. (You can check out more of his work in his portfolio, on his blog, and in his shop.)
Every month Mingus and Dottie try out doggie products for your enjoyment and education. This month, they were called upon to do what they do best: get things dirty, and then watch me clean up the mess. How did the Black & Decker Steam Mop handle these eight dirty paws? Check out our review below!
I can’t really remember how I started down the Etsy rabbit hole, but here’s how it ended up: a roundup of some of my favorite letterpress doggie cards and prints!
Great Dane coasters set, Ruff House Art / French bulldog card, Palettes.co / Cheers, Mate card, Bears Eat Berries / French bulldog love note, Fat Bunny Press
I discovered Rona Green‘s dog illustrations through Four & Sons, and something about her work is very endearing to me. The Melbourne, Australia-based illustrator, painter, and sculptor’s drawings and prints feature anthropomorphized, heavily-tattoed, rough-and-tumble-looking dogs who all seem to have a softer, more delicate soul lurking behind their humanoid eyes. They remind me a lot of photographs of shelter dogs — dogs who may have a harsh, scarred exterior but who really just want to be accepted and loved. (OK, OK. That kinda sounds a little cheesy. But you know what I mean, right?)
Well, Memorial Day has come and gone, the days are longer and warmer, and I’ve got 6 mosquito bites. I’m calling it: Summer is here! Get your pup in the swing of all things summer with the nautically themed Floats My Boat buoy toy and Have a Ball rope toy, both by Waggo and offered with free shipping from West Elm. The floating buoy toy is perfect for a game of fetch at the lake or the beach, and Have a Ball’s giant knot is great for cleaning and flossing those pearly whites. (Unfortunately, though, neither will keep the bugs away. Ahhh, summertime.)