Hahahaaaaa. YES. I love these cheeky (yet still classy) handmade metal bookends designed by Knob Creek Metal Arts. The sturdy steel is finished in an elegant hammered black, and the curl of that pup’s tail is just perfect. (And while you’re over at Knob Creek, check out their great selection of breed-specific leash and key hooks!)
Q: What do I love more than modern dogs and modern chairs?
That’s why I think these necklaces by Kari Maples of Say WOOF! Photography are so great. She transforms her photos into silhouettes and then turns them into crafty and cute necklaces.
Oh how I wish this was for sale! Made of colorful bits of leather, this little guy was created by Missibaba in collaboration with a magazine.
Hat tip to Melissa for spotting him!
Tattly, the designy temporary tattoo company run by my friend Tina has just added three new dog tattoos to their lineup by artist and designer Ann Boyajian. She created a German Shepherd, Poodle, and Pug. The also have Liz Danzico’s Vizsla, Lucy, so now you can choose from four doggy-themed designs to show how (temporarily) hardcore you are about your dog.
We took our pups for the first hike of the season this past weekend. Every time I take the dogs on such an excursion, I’m struck by how much stuff we need to bring along — water, ID, phone, poop bags, car keys, iPod, maybe a granola bar or two — but when I’m just out for a short trip, I hate to take a long a backpack (read: sweaty back). Enter the Mt. Tam Running Belt and Leash from Ollydog. It provides handy storage and a hands-free option for hikers and runners and their pups.
ARCHITECTMADE has added a new Hans Bolling-designed critter to their collection — Oscar the dog.
I love Australian company Polli, and they just released an adorable new necklace featuring a basset hound named Bernard who’s quite a dapper dude with his bow tie… he also comes as wooden brooches and Sweet Polli (kids?) pendants.