Star Animal creates custom animal portraits like no other: humanized and historical! And, a little silly. OK a lot silly.
You send your photo and choose your style, then artist Philippe Tyberghien will create your pet’s portrait and you receive a file and/or a printed portrait. Website is in French.
I love a lot of things about Anthropologie, but one of the things I love most about this very cool company is their love for dogs and the philanthropic work they do for our four-legged friends. Anthopologie’s most recent pet project — cutely entitled Sit, Stay, Love — is a series of pet adoption events and supply drives taking place in their stores nationwide throughout the month of September. Click here to find a Sit, Stay, Love event in your area. While you’re there, be sure to check out Anthropologie’s stunning collection of dog-related products. I am completely in love with them all!
From top left, clockwise: Bernese Mountain Dog Dish Towel, Potrait Surprise Nut Bowl, Loyal Tea Towel, Francophile Dinner Plate, Dog, Shih Tzu Dinner Plate, Billy Hound Plate
Award-winning photographer Martin Usborne will present a new solo exhibition, MUTE, at East London gallery theprintspace on Thursday October 21, 2010. The exhibition consists of photographic prints of dogs looking silently out of car windows in the dead of night. While you might think that this is a statement on leaving dogs in hot cars — it’s not. Rather, Martin is exploring the sense of loneliness and isolation that many humans (and animals) experience in modern times. These images are poignant and haunting.
Species Spectrum creates contemporary designed greeting cards showcasing rescue, shelter and sanctuary animals. They want you to think of them as the “graphic designers just for animals” who remind the public about animal rescue in a stylish way!
Each card back features an animal bio-line and 10% of profits support animals like these. Their card packs are printed on recycled matte papers using eco-friendly vegetable inks.
Vonderbitch is a brand new luxury line of accessories for dogs, cats and the people who love them. Vonderbitch is for those who appreciate the finer things in life and love to spoil their best friend. The coolest part of the Vonderbitch line is that many of the products can be manipulated to be worn by the dog owners as well as fashion accessories.
How adorable are these bone-shaped paperclips? They’re perfect for holding together all your dog’s important documents and records.
You’ve heard of a piggy bank, well this is the Doggy Bank available at Animi Causa. This little guy is shaped like a dog balloon animal, but isn’t as easily poppable! He’s available in gold with felt pads for a hefty $79.
[via Better Living Through Design]