Sticking to a budget can be a challenging thing for design savvy folks who like to surround themselves with well-designed products. Believe me, I am all too familiar with this challenge. More often than not, you end up getting exactly what you pay for, which is not great if you happen to be financially challenged. That’s why it’s truly a delight when you come across a product that looks great and is well designed, multifunctional, and affordable!
Tubtrugs are available in an array of colors, shapes and sizes. My personal favorite, the shallow Tubtrug, is perfect for a variety of dog-related responsibilities such as bathing and toy storage. Insert pillows and Tubtrugs also make adorable dog beds!
The following are doggie style trends courtesy of Dara Foster, a world renowned Pet Style Expert best known for her humorous,”taste-making” pet style blog PupStyle.com and a regular pet style contributor on NBC’s TODAY show.
1. Colorful prints
During last week’s visit to the Martha Stewart Living offices — one thing is for certain — big colorful prints are HUGE this summer and are making their way into the pet fashion marketplace this Fall. Be on the lookout for more big bold prints coming to a dog clothier near you! One example is this tutu harness dress from Etsy seller LiLYorkieFruFru (LOL).
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.
Do you use your regular sponge to clean your pet’s bowl? Guilty.
Don’t ever forget which sponge you use to clean your dog’s bowl again with these bone-shapes sponges!
This week, Martha Stewart Pets officially launched! The line is exclusively available at PetSmart. Featuring Martha’s signature red and turquoise colors, the collection comprises a wide variety of products, including grooming and bathing supplies, collars and leashes, bedding, dining, toys, and waste management — over 100 products in all!
I got kind of excited when I saw this because now I can get a dog accessory that also matches my teapot — even poop bags! While I’m not much of a crafter or chef, I enjoy the Martha Stewart line of products. I think that they’re clean, modern and simple and always functional, so I was very excited to find out about this partnership.
Here are some more official details about the collection:
The new Molly Mutt Clean products are designed to help you clean your dog and your dog’s bed!
The first three products in the Clean line include:
Fresh Dog Bed Freshener: You probably already know how stinky your dog’s bed can get after a while. If you don’t have time to wash it, you can spritz it with this freshener to remove — not cover — the odors. Geranium essential oils naturally repel flea and ticks, and lavender essential oils help calm dogs while adding a fresh bedding scent.
Wash Dog Shampoo: Wash Dog Shampoo safely cleanses your dog?s coat and naturally deodorizes without drying skin. Rosemary and peppermint create a clean, fresh scent, and the essential oils are naturally anti-bacterial.
Soft Dog Coat Conditioner: Soft Dog Coat Conditioner detangles and conditions your pup?s coat for a healthy looking shine and soothed skin. Soft uses naturally anti-bacterial rosemary and peppermint essential oils for a clean, fresh scent.
Molly Mutt Clean meet the standards of natural as set by the Natural Products Association (NPA) and are free of sulfates, parabens, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances. All products from the Clean line are pH-balanced to be gentle on dogs? sensitive skin ? even puppies. Molly Mutt Clean products are made locally in California and are sustainably made and packaged in bottles made of PET with a recycle code of 1, which is the most readily recycled bottle material and has the highest conversion rate.
We used to have a gray rubber mitt brush, but somehow it got lost in the move. We only realized this because we went looking for it the other day. Looks like it’s time to get another one. I like this Ugroom Rubber Curry Brush because it has a nice handle and is a fun, bright color.