Luxury watch maker Shinola Detroit is known for its strong passion for community and the human spirit. Their zelus commitment to community and quality is common cocktail party chatter around Detroit suburbs and metro cities nationwide. Shinola is bringing the glory of manufacturing back to D-town with new hope, jobs, pride and extremely high-quality luxury pet products designed in collaboration with famed fashion photographer Bruce Weber.
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Bruce Weber famous for his All-American sexy Abercrombie and Fitch ads incorporating pets with American lifestyles, collaborated with Shinola Pet to create a new line of high quality, luxury dog beds and collars. The overall feel of the collection is timeless luxury with clean, contemporary lines, neutral colors and soft textures. Their pet collection is a fun brand extension so you can now add a little Shinola luxury to the whole family including the dog.
The Large Dog Bed in Briquette is classic, sturdy, soft and luxurious. A water resistant cotton cover (great for any accidents or puppies in training) is filled with goose feathers for a soft, cozy slumber. They were smart to design this with a water-resistant, breathable and bacteria resistant inner liner that protects the feathers and down at a retail price of $230.00.
Shinola’s Signature Foot Ball Collar screams Detroit with classy quality you expect from a luxury brand. The design has a unisex feeling yet leans a little more on masculine side. The brown color is ideal for every day wear and can easily be paired with any color of clothing for easy fashion styling. It’s made from Wickett & Craig’s vegetable-tanned bridle leather and topped off with solid brass hardware for longevity and style. It features a leather keeper and includes a stylish Shinola branded dog tag on the collar. Available in sizes from XS-XL and retails for $80.00.
The Signature Foot Ball Leash is almost mandatory to pair up with the Signature Foot Ball Collar. It’s made from the same Wickett & Craig’s vegetable-tanned bridle leather and brass hardware as the leash to create a cohesive and timeless look. Like all of Shinola’s products they are designed with intelligence and timeless creativity. The leash also includes an elegant “When Nature Calls Pouch” to carry your pick-up bags while on a walk with your dog and retails for $130.00.
Nothing barks PupStyle louder than chic winter gloves with dog in the palms of your hands. Walking your dog in style just got warmer thanks to TalkingGloves in Istanbul, Turkey. They hand craft these sassy accessories from a soft lambswool blend making them soft and toasty.
Most of the designs are unisex in style and color and both kids and adults love them. They make a great holiday gift and fashion piece. The minimalist dog shapes keep them looking clean and modern.
Pair these with a plaid or checked scarf and your favorite torn jeans and leather boots for a perfect fall/winter look! They also offer cat versions for the feline lovers out there so it’s easy one stop gift shopping.
The fingerless gloves are ideal for the multi tasking dog walker. You can keep a tight grip on the leash, easily pull out pick-up bags from your pocket and answer texts all while flawlessly drinking a latte.
A really special gift at $36 plus shipping and handling.
Esty.com is always a treasure trove of creativity and humor. Decaliciouscom based in Sacramento, CA has created a a funny vinyl decal of a dog doing what all dogs naturally do but they cleverly placed it smack on the back of Apple’s iPad. Given the drop in the quality of Apple products since Steve’s death, I am sure a lot of disgruntled Apple users will find this sticker intelligently placed.
However, this decal can be placed on your car, computer, window or any other place you want to stick it. This decal is also a nice reminder to “pick-it-up”! This slice of humor can be yours for $2.25
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.
A reversible cushion with fleece on one side is a great way to add warmth for winter.
This can be yours for the same price as a case of vintage vino-$250 plus shipping.
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.
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!
If you’ve red my book, PupStyle Red Carpet Pups you know I LOVE styling dogs to look like celebs. Photographer Mackenzie Berle snapped this awesome shot of a dog moonlighting as Howard Stern. You can find more of her work at www.theroadphotography.com I only wonder where Beth is? Maybe that will be here next project…Dog moonlighting as Beth Stern?
Etsy.com is one of my go-to treasure troves of new talent in all things design and dog. CollageOrama store on Easy.com offers
a really cool selection of dog illustration art printed on upcycled dictionary pages. All things art on old book pages are a hot interior home design trend, but I almost had a cute-attack when I saw this Admiral Wheels the Steampunk Corgi dog print.
Special needs dogs are beginning to get the attention they deserve and this is just another example of who the awareness trend continues to grow. YAY!!
If you want the ULTIMATE conversation piece, pick this print up for your punk rock loving rat friends. These prints will only set you back $6.99!! The price is a bargain!
If you are looking for something truly unique to immortalize your dog or give a STELLAR holiday gift to a loved one, check out these cool custom dog sculptures by BenMcFuzzyLungs at Etsy.com.
Each sculpture is hand crafted to look exactly like your dog and takes up to two weeks to create and stands 3″ tall. You get to be involved through the process and see images of the sculpture before it’s shipped to ensure it looks like YOUR dog. Truly and heirloom quality gift and a great deal at $42!
OwlyStore on Etsy.com has created a collection of adorable, tiny dogs and their “scary Halloween Pug” is simply brilliant!
These little art pieces make special gifts and also make very PupStylish Halloween decor for our home or office. The designer will even custom make a personalized version of your own dog. Think holiday gifst…LOOOVE! $23.00