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.
We are thrilled to introduce Dog-Friendly, a collection of city guides for dog-loving people, created together with our long-time contributor, photographer Winnie Au, and fellow enthusiasts, indie publisher Hoxton Mini Press. Available for purchase here.
August 25, 2021
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 celebration of pup and pop culture for music and dog lovers alike.
August 25, 2020