La casa del cane – The Magis Dog House is another excellent entry into the field of designer dog domiciles. British modern designer Michael Young has rethought the concept of dog housing from the ground up. By raising the house on stands, the underside provides a shady area for mid-day napping, the extended roof keeps rainstorms at bay, and the step stool provides a much needed boost for puppies and small dogs. And for a perfectly effete touch, above the house entrance hangs an etched brass sign reading “AMICUS FIDELIS PROTECTIO FORTIS” (faithful friend, strong protector), butch and book-ish all in one!
Aijoaru2 hardwood Pet house Do not banish your pal to a dark and dreary “dog house”, instead style your pooch with a handmade, hardwood Aijoaru2 Pet house . Made of the finest hardwoods, this pet house features movable slats that allow light and air to circulate. Designed in the traditional “Snoopy-esque” dog house form this unit parts with tradition there and embraces a clean modern look for today’s contemporary styles. Aijoaru2 also offers other custom pet house styles, but they tend to look more like a grade-school stage prop than a refined MOMA permanant collection candidate.
Tinkerbell knocked up and then un-knocked up?!?! In a follow-up to an end-of-year story; Tinkerbell’s loose and reckless handling came back to bite her after she was knocked-up by a scurilous Pomeranian as reported by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. But what has happened since then? Dogs generally carry for 2 months. Which did not happen as she would be “with-puppies” during the shooting of The Simple Life. We will leave you to draw your own conclusions…
Riding along nicely on the coat tails of the punkrock mini pin trend – Now you’ve got an easy way to spruce up last season’s coat. Colette in Paris is offering this set of 4 edgy and cool mini pins. Unfortunately these are not available online – but if you are ever in Paris do stop into Colette to snap these up. Your street cred will be beyond reproach when you roll into the dog walk rocking these bad boys! Mind you these are for expressing your puppies inner angst and should not be worn in mixed company! With lines such as “I can shit anywhere!” and “I fucked Lassie” – this is probably not for visits to Grandmother’s house, but perfect for rolling out on the mean streets of the city.
William Wegman famed for his many portraits of his Weimaraners has teamed up with Crypton Fabrics to inspire a line of dog themed fabrics as well as a dashing throw pillow line with hot color pallettes. This fabric is also purported to be dog “proof”, we’ll have to see how well it does up against the smell of wet dog.