Christopher R. Weingarten is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer whose work can currently be seen in The Village Voice, RollingStone.com, Spin, Revolver, and Nylon. He’s also the creator of my favorite internet-phenomenon-turned-book, Hipster Puppies. What began as a Tumblr blog joke on a lazy Saturday afternoon has recently made it’s way on to the printed page. Hipster Puppies, an outrageously funny photo collection of snarky, impeccably accessorized, and adorable dogs, is a must have book for every dog lover, hipster, dog-loving hipster or hipster-hating person out there
Being the huge fan that I am, I was over-joyed to have had the privilege of interviewing Christopher about his book. From his description of the inspiration behind Hipster Puppies to the reveal of his favorite Hipster Puppy ever, I was (to no surprise) in stitches over his laugh-out-loud responses.
There’s a Dog in the House: A Practical Guide to Creating Today’s Dog Friendly Home is an excellent guide and resource book for those of you looking to design your home with your pets in mind. Recently, so many of us (nearly 45 million US households) have begun to incorporate our dogs into our home lives in a way we haven’t in the past. We share our beds, couches, and even our bathtubs! It’s about time a smart book comes along to help us bring our dogs into our homes in the best way possible. There’s A Dog In The House teaches us how to coexist with our pets while maintaining a stylish and clean home.
As a fan of the San Francisco-based publishing company Chronicle Books, I frequently check their website for their latest releases. I was incredibly excited a short while back when Photobooth Dogs was released, and even more ecstatic when I finally got my hands on a copy!
Photobooth Dogs, authored by The Bark co-founder and creative director Cameron Woo, is at first glance simplistically sweet. It contains over 100 celluloid images of people and their pups sharing moments their owners obviously wanted committed to posterity. However, upon further review, a touchingly deep social commentary regarding the ubiquitous bond man shares with his dog becomes readily apparent.
British designers (and dog lovers) Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne have recently released Best in Show: Knit Your Own Dog as a follow-up to their popular book, Pet Projects. As business partners for nearly thirty years, Muir and Osborne’s three decade long experience knitting together is quite evident in their most recent publication.