In the latest issue of Atomic Ranch magazine (yeah, I subscribe!) was a cute little story about a beagle’s new bed, made by her owners Joe Hernandez and Kim McAlexander of San Diego. The salvaged some vintage parts, mixed with materials bought at a home improvement store, and finished it off with a cushion that matched their newly-upholstered sofa. All for about $100. Read the whole story in Atomic Ranch.
Dedon’s Nestrest has always been at the top of my wishlist since I discovered it, and now they’re really killing me by launching one for your pet. The mini Nestrest has the same specs as the original except on a smaller scale. It’s available in two sizes (18?D x 24?H or 22?D x 31 ½?H) and you can purchase an optional cushion. Don’t even ask me how much one of these costs — you don’t want to know.
Kate from Moderncat tipped me off to Free Stitch, a Japanese company designing and making beautiful clothing, collars, leashes and other accessories for dogs. From what I understand, they are a group of graphic designers who wanted their pets to look as beautiful as they were on the inside, so they started making clothes. What really seals the deal for me, though, is the product photography.
Well, February is upon us, which means we’re being assaulted with hearts and Cupids and “every kiss begins with Kaayyyyyy” at every turn. Even though I’m married and in love and all that jazz, Valentine’s Day usually makes me want to kick things. When you think about it, though, we all have the best Valentines around — our pups! I mean, they actually show us what love is all about, and they don’t care a thing about cards and roses and diamonds. We’ve rounded up some great Valentine’s Day items for you and your pup.
Clockwise from top left: Organic crocheted ball by Hip Doggie from Baxter Boo, pop hearts dog collar by Up Country from Muttropolis, conversation hearts squeaky toys, at Petsmart, Ramona heart dog bed from Doggie Vogue, Archie the Dog letterpress notecards at PaperSource, “mom” dog charm by Doggles from Baxter Boo, Red Dingo stainless steel heart tag at PupLife, talking rose dog toy from Artful Pups.
Although made for a cat, I think this lounge from Etsy seller CANOPYstudio would be suitable for tiny dogs, too. Also, check out their geometric graphic fabrics – lovely.
For those who aspire to the highest standard of living (don’t we all?), Forma Italia has created a stunning furniture line for pets. Each piece is designed and manufactured in Italy with high quality materials and with the health, safety, and comfort of your pet in mind.
I just realized that I’ve never featured Vurv‘s Dog Pod before, but it’s the epitome of modern dog design. In fact, it was part of the inspiration behind launching Dog Milk. I just have to share. It’s so sleek and stylish that if it came in human-sized I’d want to take a snooze in one.