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About dara

Founder PupStyle.com & Pet Fashion Stylist

PupStyle Home: Wine Lovers Reclaimed Wine Barrel Dog Beds And Feeders

So what to do with that old wine barrel you picked up at a flea market years ago and it’s been collecting dust in the basement? Keep using it as an end table or flower pot? Nah,  Rock Creek Furniture Company at Etsy.com came up with a really smart DIY idea that you can try yourself or buy from them.

Beautifully , aged reclaimed wine barrels are turned into stylish dog beds and feeders that you can’t find at a mass retailer.  This Colorado based company uses barrels from reclaimed American or French oak which are carefully reinforced, sanded and and sprayed with a high-quality clear finish for a lasting product.

You can change the feeling of the bed easily by experimenting with different fabrics for the cushion. Plaids will give this a classic country look while bold modern prints make it edgy and cool.

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A reversible cushion with fleece on one side is a great way to add warmth for winter.

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This can be yours for the same price as a case of vintage vino-$250 plus shipping.

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Custom Anthropomorphic Pet Paintings: Half Yoda, Half Yo-Dog!

If you are a long-time PupStyle reader, you know by now we have a soft spot for those cool works of art featuring a dogs head on a human body called anthropomorphic art.

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A start-up called Bark Meow is creating amazing photorealistic paintings of dogs and cats. However, they don’t just put your pets head men’s suite or the Mona Lisa, but even the wise Yoda from Star Wars! They launched crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to jump- start the biz. Show them some love by sharing and funding if you are feeling the vibe!

 

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“Judge me by my size, do you?”

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#Inthedoghouse! Help Fund Adopt-A-Pet.com With One Click

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PupStyle parents know spring is ideal for starting the dream “pet home-improvement” project you’ve thinking about all winter long. Whether it’s building space-saving, custom kitchen drawers with pet feeders built in or a dream dog house, HomeAdvisor.com can match you up with the right contractor to make your “pet project” a reality.

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HomeAdvisor.com knows all about dog houses, especially being #inthedoghouse!  Their recent TV commercial is responsible for making dogs bark when they hear a doorbell and owners wishing for ear plugs.

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 HomeAdvisor.com would like to make up for the inconvenience by donating to Adopt-A-Pet.com.  By simply clicking the donate button on their donation page (accessed through link below), you are helping millions of dogs find their forever homes. 

CLICK IT!!!!

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Please pay it forward by sharing this link and sharing a photo of your pup on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #inthedoghouse. HomeAdvisor.com will give them another dollar if you doJust think of how much money can be donated to help homeless animals find forever homes just by a click #inthedoghouse!

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Dara Foster To Appear At Lord & Taylor For PupStyleBook Signing!

Scholastic Book Author & TV Personality, Dara Foster will be signing copies of her latest book at the Lord & Taylor store in Twelve Oaks Mall for Charity Day this Saturday, May 2nd from 1-3PM.

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Come on over to Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi Michigan  and meet Dara for a signed copy of your PupStyle Sticker Book. Charity Day proceeds benefiting women’s health organizations at every Lord & Taylor store nationwide.

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$30,000 Samsung Dream Dog House at Crufts

Last month, Samsung unveiled the ultimate, high-tech dog house of the future to high-light their sponsorship at Crufts 2015 for $30,000.  Buckle up for this one PupStylers!

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The Samsung Dream Dog House canine capsule comes complete with it’s own hot tub—yes, hot tub for so your dog can soak it’s overly stressed muscles.

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A Samsung tablet for keeping up with all of Rover’s TV shows and updating social media.

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Automated one-touch dog feeder so Rover can eat on command simply with the press of a paw.

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Custom printed wall paper complete with dog imagery to keep him company.

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Samsung surveyed 1500 dog owners and a quarter of them admitted they wanted their dog to have a treadmill and TV or tablet.  %64 of the survey felt their dog would benefit from  more technology. WOW!

It’s no surprise that Samsung is pushing full steam ahead expanding into he pet market. I love my Samsung Scout Pet Cam for spying on my dog from my smart phone. Keep up the good work Samsung!

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International Vintage Fabrics Turned Into Dog Beds

PupStyle readers know a dog bed is meant to be a home furnishings accessory, not just a eye sore in the corner of a room.

Vintage White Elephant is a new New Jersey based business making one of a kind handcrafted dog beds out of mostly vintage fabrics found from from elegant and exotic locations from Paris to Nepal.

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These are investment pieces meant to be an elegant conversation piece to accent your home interior.  Think about one design for your bedroom and another for your family and dining rooms.

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The unique fringe used in these designs really caught my eye.  I also appreciate the shabby-chic meets international vibe.  The use of various prints and colors keeps the eye moving and the design interesting.

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The bed covers have already been pre-washed so no worries about any shrinking next time you toss it in the wash and it also has a protective vinyl inside cover to protect the down or alternative insert from and liquid messes. sweet!

Given these are one-of-a-kind pieces, and each is made by hand (no factory line for these beauties) and the time it takes to select the fabrics, these are really special designed to be admired.  Great Job Vintage White Elephant! The “Cherry’s On Top” design above is $275. Not bad for so much TLC put into a dog bed.

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