Alma Loveland is a Canadian designer and illustrator living in Utah. She works closely with her husband Mike at their studio, Ollibird, where they create apps, printable artwork, and toys. (Check out their recently-funded project on Kickstarter!)
This year as a personal challenge, Alma has been making a pattern (almost!) every day, and sharing them on Instagram under the hashtag #365patterns. Her patterns cover a wide variety of subjects, not the least of which are dogs, and today we are super excited to share some of her canine-inspired illustrations! Read on to see more and hear the inspiration behind each pattern!
These dog paintings are just the icing on the cake in this perfectly cozy, old-world-meets-modern home in California. Be sure to take a tour of this amazing space (and see if you can spot some other fun dog accessories) over on Apartment Therapy!
If you’re familiar with Burt’s Bees natural personal-care products, you might be as stoked as I was to learn that the company is now producing a collection of natural, cruelty-free grooming and care products for dogs. Like Burt’s Bees’ products for humans, each item in the line contains a minimum of 95% natural ingredients, and there are no parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances to be found, which is good, because dogs do not like that stuff. (Right?) I’m impressed at how extensive the line is, including shampoos, dental-care sprays, eye wash, skin cream, tear-stain remover, and an itch-soothing spray. Burt’s Bees for Dogs is available at Petco and other pet specialty stores.
Aaron De Simone is a graphic designer and the curator of I Heart Luxe, a weekly email newsletter that covers fashion, design, lifestyle, food and travel. He is a highly influential pinner, and a recognized trend spotter by the likes of Dwell Magazine and the Huffington Post. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, he recently moved to San Francisco to follow his passion of discovery and sharing. An adventure isn’t complete without a sidekick, though — let’s meet his other, four-legged half!
This last month has brought some exciting changes here at Dog Milk headquarters: we’re in the process of selling our house and moving to Portland, Oregon! It’s t-minus 3 weeks before the big “load-up-a-U-Haul-and-say-sayonara” day, though we’ve been slowly packing things up over the last few weeks. This whole process seems to stress Wrigley and Smash out (much like when we’re packing our suitcases for a trip; they just know something is up). So, that leads me to our Bark Out Loud question this month:
How have you helped your dog adjust during a move? Do you have tips for before, during, or after the move?
Please share your suggestions and experiences below!
And just for kicks and giggles, here’s one of my favorite comics on this very subject.
I’ve got a major art crush on these paintings by Portland-based artist Jennifer Mercede. The colors! The dogs! Their little quotes! It’s all just too good.
“No space left behind!” might be the motto for this modern home in Poland, which oh-so-cleverly makes use of that oft-forgotten space under the stairs. How? By turning it into a built-in dog house! Buh-rilliant.