Ever wonder what you can make out of those cool wooden pallets you see laying behind the dumpster at a commercial building or grocery store? ETSY designer PROJECTrodrigo has the answer. Upcycle a found wooden pallet and build a dog bed out of it-viola!
You can order a pallet bed with a cushion made to order cushion with or without casters for $ 225.00 . This is a great price considering each bed is made-to order and build by hand.
Style Tip: Take this one step further and stencil your dogs name in industrial font on the front or sides of the bed for a personalized look Have fun changing up the cushion for the different seasons. Think light breathable fabrics or jewel tones for holiday.
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.
BRUCE WEBER COLLECTION
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.
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.
KickStarter is quickly becoming a treasure trove of pet product innovation. You can find passionate entrepreneurs looking to fund everything from high-tech pet fitness gadgets to modern dog houses. The Kool Dog House is one of the most artistic and functional dog dens I’ve seen in a while. It actually sooooo COOOOL that it was chosen as a Kickstarter Staff Pick.
This baby is built to last from sleek design to it’s metal construction and the super fabric by Crypton they use on their washable slip covers. The designer Ki Park has really given through thought to every design feature of this den. It’s simply beautiful and is home furnishing accessory for both YOU and your PET.
I look forward to watching this awesome design come to market! Keep your eye on this brand gang!
We all know upcycling s a hot trend and it’s sweeping across the pet industry. If you are looking for the ultimate upcycled conversation piece and pet bed all rolled into one, you have arrived to the right destination web travelers.
LuckyLenoreVintage takes old TV’s and turns them into whimsical pet bed. Ideal for your little fur baby weather it barks or meows.
Each piece is hand-made and only ships in the USA $99.
WOW! That was my reaction when I stepped into the Covention Center at Mandalay Bay! There was so much to see and here is the best of opening day!
Best in Sportswear Body Glove
Body Glove was developed for outdoor enthusiasts and NOW for their pets! We loved the look of this line currently available at a nationwide retailer near you.
Best Mobile APP Finding Rover
Finding Rover a free mobile app for finding lost dogs in real-time, launched its platform and mobile application on the App store last week and is already the most downloaded APP in the Apple store. Inspired by their lost Lab this APP was developed with heartfelt love and passion for pets. More on this app later , BUT RUN DON”T WALK to download! Available for free at the Apple store. Finding Rover’s state of the art facial recognition technology helps reunite more dogs with their owners by enabling anyone to instantly identify a missing dog on the spot simply by taking a photo on a mobile device. Genius!
Best Glitz Pageant Wear Diamonds in the Ruff Ruff
Sleek and sassy New Yorkers already recognize the need for high-end fashion for their beloved fur babies and can so can the rest of the world! . Diamonds in the Ruff Ruff is both indulgent and edgy. Each piece is custom designed using Swarovski Crystal Elements, precious gems, freshwater pearls to create a unique designer piece.
That’s all for today! Check in tomorrow for more on what’s new at Superzoo!
Global Pet Expo is the largest pet product trade show in the country! It’s that time of year again when I spend countless hours sifting through pet products like a sugar junkie in a candy store. The market is rapidly expanding as we weave pets into our every day lifestyle just like two legged children.
I’ve put my trend spotty glasses on, and narrowed it down to 5 key trends to watch you should watch out for in 2013-14.
Top 5 Pet Product Trends From Global Pet Expo 2013
1. Upcycling-Taking recycled products or vintage materials and turning them into something completely new and unique. We found everything from upcycled dog bowls to dog sweaters. Let your “green” imagination go wild and be creative!
2. Prints-Prints, prints, prints and more graphic prints are taking center stage in the pet market especially in the pet home interior space. We spotted amazing prints on everything from dog beds to treat jars. Add a bold a printed bed or treat jar for added color and texture to your home.
3. Green Planet-Designers are experimenting with innovative materials like rice starch to make beautiful eco friendly pet bowls to pet poo-pick up bags that are biodegradable with out any sunlight!
4. Silk Screen Toys-Slik screen photo realistic pictures are showing up on plus toys in all sizes and themes. Your pooch play with a New York taxi cab or chew on Snoop Dog (sorry Snoop) like a steak bone.
5. Giving Back-A vast amount of pet product designers and premium pet food companies are making “giving back” to small and local animal rescue groups a priority in their business models. It’s a new movement away from the usual national pet charities most folks know about.