Cursed with near-perfect vision, I’ve always wanted to wear glasses because, come on, they’re awesome. Contact lenses, though? No, thank you. The idea of purposefully sticking something into my eye wigs me so far out I’m in another time zone. But, you brave souls who do wear contacts, check this out: It’s a little doggie lens case. Five bucks at Kikkerland. Totally worth poking yourself in the eye for.
Well, it’s supposedly spring, but we’ve had freezing temperatures, grey skies, and even snow — SNOW — here in North Carolina this week. The lack of sun and warmth, though, has been easier to stomach now that I’ve found Weather Puppy. This new (and currently free!) weather app greets you with an adorable puppy face every time you open it, no matter how dismal the forecast.
I LOVE THESE. If you’re looking for a fun and unique gift idea for yourself (hey, why not?) or your dog-obsessed friend, consider one of these felt doggies from Eleni Creative! Each fuzzy pup is hand-stitched, hand-stuffed, and designed to look just like your beloved Fido. You can even have multiples made into a hanging mobile! Aaaaamazing.
Twenty years ago, New Jersey-based artist Tara Metzler rescued a pit bull named Novia from an abusive situation. Since then, she has dedicated her time and talents to animal welfare organizations and rescue groups, most recently launching a collection of PSA-style posters to bring awareness and advocate for this wonderful (and misunderstood) breed.
Dog Stalking is a weekly column on Striped Cat Studio, a design and lifestyle blog by Bay Area designer Kate Wong, that features watercolor illustrations of dogs Kate has met during her recent adventures. So far, she has profiled 15 adorable dogs (my favorite might be Chicken, a sweater-wearing Chihuahua mix that will dance and spin for treats) with more added each week.