“But dogs already have coats,” says your annoying neighbour. Not true. Or rather, not the point. For the many breeds that really feel the cold, a coat makes all the difference.“It can also be a useful accessory for older, even very furry dogs who are having problems with arthrosis” says Petra Jungebluth, founder and head of design at Berlin’s Cloud7, a brand that see dogs “as a family partner, and not so much as a fun object”, so a natural, muted-colour range stops it all being too novelty, and waterproof fabric with soft inner fleece keeps out the chill. “The coat is also designed to feel as natural as possible, and be taken on and off in seconds.” Function over form, in other words (though the form is still pretty spot on). The best bit is that it comes in 11 sizes (including a special Greyhound variation). “Our eight office dogs have been very patient and helpful models.” Braver Hunde.
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