Editor’s Note: I’ve asked a few of my favorite bloggers to fill in while we make our way to Portland, OR! Please give them a warm, tail-wagging welcome!
Hello Dog Milkers! My name is Stephanie and I run the dog design blog House of Harvey with my pup Mr. Harvey (he’s the dapper one in the pic above). We are a quirky pair that can often be found styling thematic photo shoots – like an afternoon tea party or fun outdoor bath time – rounding up well-designed products for both humans and canines, and offering a bit of inspiration to keep you motivated.
When Capree asked us to share a post with the Dog Milk community, I immediately thought it would be fun to round up some of the sweet back-to-school canine-style swag out there. From notebooks to paper clips, there is a lot of great dog design going on when it comes to school and general desk supplies. Here are a few favorites that caught our eye…
Submit a favorite photo of your pet and Ronda J Smith will use it to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake pillow that you and your animal muse can enjoy for years to come.
[Thanks for sending this our way, Leigh!]
You might remember the sweet temporary tattoos and iPhone cases from Steadfast Friends we featured a few months ago. Now Steadfast Friends is offering a new way to show your breed love, with Chalkboard Dogs — removable, repositionable chalkboards in a host of dog breed silhouettes.
So you’re really into a certain dog breed, huh? Maybe you’ve almost come to blows at the dog park defending your favorite breed’s superiority? Well, you might need to look into some anger management, but then you need to check out Dog Breed Cartoons. They’ve got sweet little cartoon representations of literally (literally) hundreds of dog breeds, and in their shop you can find your favorite breed cartoon featured on anything from coffee mugs to belt buckles to laptop sleeves. They are, in a word, j’adorable. (You may or may not want to use that word.)
Cursed with near-perfect vision, I’ve always wanted to wear glasses because, come on, they’re awesome. Contact lenses, though? No, thank you. The idea of purposefully sticking something into my eye wigs me so far out I’m in another time zone. But, you brave souls who do wear contacts, check this out: It’s a little doggie lens case. Five bucks at Kikkerland. Totally worth poking yourself in the eye for.
Hey! Looking for a last-minute gift for a dog lover on your list? (What, you didn’t find anything in our ginormous gift guide?) Well, then scurry on over to Sur La Table and grab one of these so-cute-you-wanna-eat-it salt and pepper shaker sets. $12.95? Yes. Done.
Okay, Dog Milkers. This is our last Holiday 2012 gift guide and we’re going out with a bang! We’ve rounded up over 50 awesome gifts for all those canine-obsessed humans in your life. From fashion accessories to home decor to wine (yes, wine!), there’s something for everyone; check it out!
1. Punk Pug Scarf by Age of Reason
2. Bulldog Tote from Topshop
3. The Doggy Bag Tote by Red Dog
4. Illustrated Dog Phone Cases by Diesel & Juice
5. I Shih Tzu Not Tee by Nooworks
6. Scottie Dog Wallet from ModCloth
Psst: There’s even an exclusive discount code for Dog Milk readers on one of the items — read on to see what it is!