Whoever coined the infamous idiom ‘in the doghouse’ clearly never came across Italian industrial designer Filippo Pisan’s handsome design. Conceived for renowned outdoor furniture producer De Castelli, the spacious home is constructed from stainless steel and hearty fir to keep the interior cosy during inclement weather, while the simple aesthetic makes it a welcome addition to any open-air environment. Pisan has picked up several awards for his ability to combine cutting-edge materials with a poetic spirit, crafting the unexpected out of highly functional designs. Dog House No. 1 is part of a larger series, which includes a bird’s nest and cottage, intended to turn your backyard into a mini, minimalist village.
Have you ever imagined Amy Winehouse or Nick Cave as a Chihuahua, Neil Young as a Vizsla, or PJ Harvey as an Afghan hound? That’s exactly what San Francisco-based artist Michael Gillette has done through his unique illustration project, blending beloved, iconic music legends, both past and present, with their dog counterparts. Pack of Dogs, our first foray into book publishing, is a joyful title designed for music, pop culture and dog lovers alike.
August 25, 2020