I have been downloading lots of dog apps for my iPhone lately to see what’s out there. I stumbled on this free Dog Squeaky Toy app and thought I’d check it out. Little did I know it would unleash the beasts!
My dogs are usually not fans of my phone. They know I mostly use it to take their picture (which they hate) so any time it is near them, they usually turn away. However, as soon as I shook my phone and it started making these crazy squeaky noises, my dogs lost it. They went nuts. I had never seen them so excited about being near my phone! It’s not really functional because there isn’t anything for the dogs to play with (unless you want them to chew on your phone), but it sure is funny!
The guys behind Superstudio can turn a favorite photo of your pooch into a fun and colorful pop-art portrait. All you have to do is just email them the photo and they’ll digitally draw and color it and then mail you the print. The pet portraits are available through their Etsy store (p.s. they do humans, too!).
Stephanie Millner is an example of a true pet portrait photographer (though she does humans too!). Her pet portraits focus specifically on her subjects faces & actions with little to no props or action. I really love that she stresses the facial expressions — particularly smiles — and captures that one specific moment in time.
Neue Galerie presents a new brand, Neue Hund, a line of chic canine couture and luxe accessories inspired by the museum?s mascot, a chocolate miniature Schnauzer named Milly von Barksky (the model). The line was conceived by museum director Renée Price, who travels the world to assemble the finest accessories for dogs and their owners, made by some of the most talented designers. Every item incorporates the principles of Vienna 1900 design: a refined aesthetic, exquisite materials, and superior craftsmanship. In other words, these are for the most distinguished and discerning of doggies.
The Hund Travel Carrier is made from hand-sewn chocolate brown calf-skin with comfortable hand-stitched leather handles, detachable woven shoulder strap, and nickel-plated brass hardware. Suitable for pets up to 20 lbs. Produced by R. Horn?s Wien.
Pillow Pillow Pillow is a line of comfy, cozy pillows and totes that feature a variety of playful pets, created by Aaron Stewart and Hornet Toys. After seeing his collection in New York, the designers at Australian jewelry company Polli teamed up with Aaron to produce a new collection of canine friends in the form of necklaces and earrings. Polli donates $1 from the sale of each piece to the World Wildlife Foundation. Scooter the Dachshund is pictured above.