Lisa Cervone contacted me recently to share this series of portraits she photographed for Detroit Dog Rescue, the first no-kill rescue in the metro Detroit area. Mostly pitties and pit mixes, the images are at once heartbreaking and full of hope: while their individual stories are horrifying (and sadly, a common occurrence) many of these previously-abused dogs have since found forever homes.
I’ve been re-doing my home office recently and am finally to the fun part: accessories! These easy DIY cork pencil cups are right up my alley — and they’re made from recycled aluminum cans, too! So, now you can stay organized, show off your dog love, and be all green ‘n’ stuff. That’s a whole lot of WIN.
Pick your favorite breed, grab some cork, and then head over to The 3 Rs Blog for the full tutorial!
I first fell in love with Kelly Puissegur‘s work a few years ago when I ran across these geeky-awesome film-inspired coasters and prints. Realizing it had been quite some time since I last popped into her shop, I took a peek recently and was BEYOND EXCITED to see a huge collection of new dog-themed art! So huge, in fact, that it was ridiculously hard to choose which pieces to feature. Though it pained me, I managed to (kinda) narrow it down — check out some of my faves below!
You’ve no doubt heard of breed-specific legislation (which I’m not into at all), but what about breed-specific accessorizing? Sounds way more up my alley. The dog breeds we fancy say a lot about who we are, and the dog lovers over at Steadfast Friends know that advertising your breed loyalty can be a source of pride. They’ve got iPhone cases and (awesome!!!) temporary tattoos featuring silhouettes of a ton of dog breeds, from Airedales to Yorkies. And if mutts are your thing? Mixed breeds are represented too. Now you can flash your breed colors while helping to support dog-related charities.
Photographer Albert Lewis recently completed this stunning coffee table book featuring the dogs of the grueling 1000+ mile Iditarod dog sled race. (You may have seen his highly successful Kickstarter campaign over the summer.) Born to Run: Athletes of the Iditarod is a love letter to these beautiful and inspiring canine athletes, whose hearts and souls are captured in brilliant studio portraits.
Editor’s Note: We’re excited to announce the launch of our new art column The Scratchbook! Each month we’ll be featuring an exclusive dog-themed illustration done by one of our favorite artists. Enjoy!
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