Why was Charlie Brown so sad when he had Snoopy for a sidekick? The smart, loyal, and witty beagle has been a poster-dog for human’s best friend since he first appeared in comics in the ’50s. If you’re nuts about Peanuts or dog-happy in general, we’re pleased to point you towards the Snoopy collection by Parisian potters Astier de Villatte. Ivan Pericoli and Benoit Astier de Villatte, once artists experimenting with clay, are famous for their boutiques filled with 18th- and 19th-century inspired ceramics, perfumes, and homewares.
Stylishly stifle that wet-dog smell with the Santa Rosa scented candle, named for Charlie and Snoopy’s hometown. Once the notes of male syrup, brown sugar, ylang ylang, and warm wood have been snuffed, you can cover the candle with an ornate ceramic Snoopy lid. For kids at heart, there’s the handmade Snoopy figurine (as white as A Charlie Brown Christmas winter snow). For practical fans, there are Woodstock, Snoopy, and Charlie Brown character mugs. For fancy cooks, there’s a Woodstock platter or a tureen serving bowl. Whatever your character, these objets d’art are furever.
A heartfelt thank you to all the photographers, artists, illustrators, and writers who trusted us, dived in, and brought us delight, grace, excitement, courage, wilderness, and wonder over the last five years. Their work not only reflects the bonds we share with our animal companions, it also celebrates their spirit.
None of this would be possible without our four-legged counterparts who sprinkle magic dust time and time again, and our readers, who embraced this kooky idea, rallied around us, and made this world theirs too. With friends like these, who needs nine lives?
February 5, 2019
Grippingly cringeworthy in places and charmingly endearing throughout, The Wrong End of the Stick is a dark comedy by Terri Matthews. Malcolm’s humdrum life is interrupted by an identity crisis, leading him down a bizarre and beautiful tale of things left unsaid, leg-humping, and plenty of awkward staring. Set against a live-action background, but with very human animated characters, Matthews manages to expertly play with humour and heart, touching on carnal urges, communication and open-mindedness.
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August 30, 2019