Monthly Archives: March 2013

dog milk and blanket id team up

Two of our favorites – Dog Milk and blanketID have teamed up to design the Dog Milk Donation by Design Collection — a few swank dog tags, with  smart technology, with proceeds going to benefit some great charities. blanketID tags are connected to your pet’s profile online, you can send their vital information in an immediate ‘Missing Pet’ broadcast to local shelters, animal hospitals, rescues, SPCA locations, and other blanket ID members in your area. You can also print your own lost/stolen pet posters and, when your pet is notified as found using a smartphone, you can receive a GPS map and driving instructions to that location.

We’re diggging the Diamond tags designed by Dog Milk founder and editor of Design Milk, Jaime Derringer, and since geometrics are hot, the Wink pattern  designed by Dog Milk Managing Editor Capree Kimball, is so cute and current.

Even better: $5 from the sale of each and every tag goes to charity (plus, an on-going portion of any membership fees, yes, the blanketID tag system has recurring fees to keep your data online). The charities are: HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue in New Jersey (Diamond tags) and Friends of Animals Utah (Wink tags). Both organizations do great work in bringing awareness to local communities as well as finding safe and loving homes for animals in need.

 

dog silhouette craft project: quick stitched pillow

Sniffed on ‘House of Earnest’ today – what a charming diy addition to your dog-friendly sofa: Erin shares a quick how to for this modern take on an embroidered toss pillow. Read on at House of Earnest >

new collars for high visibility

 

Here’s a dog collar and leash that might actually make you safer on the road!  If you’ve ever walked the dog on a busy street at night, you’ll get this story —

3 years ago the founder of PupProtector was the victim of a hit and run driver while walking his dog…and in the aftermath he decided to do something about it. Check out a sweet video with more of the story here >  Their solution: ultra-bright lighted LED leashes and collars to help you and your dog be as visible as possible wherever you go together! While we haven’t seen these collars in person, (they are currently in crowdsourcing mode) between the LED lights and the sleek all-weather materials, they look thoughtfully designed and we’re totally digging the light-up leashes!

Find out more and reserve your collar at PupProtector >

we ♥: wood scrap dog silhouette art by Dolan Geiman

This week we’re totally crushing on these one-of-a-kind works by Dolan Geiman of Chicago. Each collection is available made-to-order, and can be customized with your own architectural salvage or special items.

Find online in their Etsy shop >

trend alert: tribal

Today’s trend alert: tribal patterns are so hot for spring and we’re just loving these hand-beaded dog collars and leashes by The Kenyan Collection. Each collar is hand-crafted by Maasai artisans in Kenya, Africa and while we haven’t had a chance to handle them in person yet, the leathers look sturdy and the craftsmanship looks clean and strong.

Tribal Beaded Collars by the Kenyan Collection

 

The story of The Kenyan Collection is a beautiful one too, and we love supporting companies with a conscience– check out the entire collar collection on Glamour Mutt and treat your pup to a splash of color and pattern for spring.

p.s. Do you have a hand-beaded collar from the Kenyan Collection? Tell us how you like it!