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.
Editor’s note: Please welcome Christine E. Martinez of LAMA designs to Dog Milk! Christine (and her modern dog Miles) — an interior designer, blogger and dog-lover — will be a regular contributor to the site. You can learn more about Christine and Miles on our About page.
Hipsters. They’re so hot right now. Unhappy Hipsters, Hipster is the New Homeless, Stuff Hipsters Hate, etc. The long list of blogs celebrating hipster culture through humor seems to be growing at an exponential rate. In the sea of emerging hipster blogs, my personal favorite is the always hilarious Hipster Puppies. What’s cuter than a Ray-Ban wearing, Pabst Blue Ribbon sipping, Mad Men watching hipster pup? The answer? Not much. It’s no wonder that Hipster Puppies is in the process of becoming a soon to be released book! Inspired by one of my favorite daily reads, I put together a roundup of some great products to help your dog achieve this of-the-moment look. Check it out if you want to, I don’t really care. (Wow, that was so hipster of me).
From top left, clockwise: Black Skull Dog Bed by Snuggle Puppies; Green Plaid Feeder by Skate Dog Studios; Lucky Tattoo Tank by Michi Pet; Beefy Ale Bowser Non-Alcoholic Beerby Bowser Beer; Tattoo Dog Pet Costume from Buy Costumes; Leather Dog Collar-Millionaire from Calling All Dogs; Striped Skull Dog Hoodie by The Punky Pup.
I can’t get enough of Hipster Puppies these days. Isn’t this just the cutest website ever? Definitely a good complement to Unhappy Hipsters, which also features some modern pups.