I came across the talented work of artist and crafter Mimi de Biarritz in a recent New York Times’ T Magazine article about Kit Kemp’s seventh-floor pop-up store in New York City’s Bergdorf Goodman. The temporary outlet incorporated many of Biarritz’ one-of-a-kind items. Among her impressive paper art and objects I spotted two stunning pet beds, so I did a little research and wait until you see what I found. Read more
These aren’t just dog houses. These are architectural masterpieces for canines. And priced as such. Designed and built by Pijuan Design Workshop, the Ranch style, Eichler-inspired and other Mid-century Modern Dog Houses are crafted with care and those shown here cost upwards of $3500 each. Read more
Not that you need an excuse to imbibe, but this is as good as one as any. Chateau La Paws supports No Kill dog shelters with a selection of California wines that sport labels shot by celebrity dog photographer Carli Davidson. Read more
The Doghouse Hotel located on Brew Dog’s 42 acre site in Columbus, Ohio is the very first hotel accommodations inside a Craft Brewery. Each of 26 rooms and 8 deluxe suites overlooks the brewing facilities and is outfitted with an in-room beer tap AND a stocked refrigerator in the shower! Not surprisingly, given the brand’s love and commitment to canines (they’ve helped find families for homeless dogs and more with their Brewdog Foundation), they have dog-friendly rooms as well. Beer and Dogs? What’s not to love. Read more
This past Saturday, August 18th, ARF (the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons) hosted the Bow Wow Meow Ball where over 350 high profile (and very white) guests from New York and the Hamptons attended the evening to celebrate ARF’s life-saving work.
At the ball, ten one-of-a-kind designer dog houses and cat condos were auctioned off to raise important funds for cats and dogs in need. Although it’s not the first time we’ve seen architects and builders get together to create cool spaces for fur babies in the name of charity (Barkitecture is one example; these Cat Cribs are another), this time the idea came from local 14-year-old Luke Louchheim, whose family has adopted two ARFans, Buttercup and Sam. Read more
Yesterday reddit user Spinolio posted the above photo of a Foaf’s dog who found an ingenious way to keep himself cool in the blazing summer heat. It didn’t take long for the image to go viral on social media. Twitterers, Redditors and Facebookers are gleefully sharing the image – and given that we are dog-lovers, so are we. Read more