They’re clever, they’re loving and they’re wildly loyal. But one thing our beloved dogs aren’t is subtle. When they’re anxious, we’ll know about it, based on chewed chair legs. When they’re bored, the holes dug in the garden will be a dead giveaway. Because—bless their brashness—dogs don’t conceal their heart’s desires. And if we don’t pick up on their signals, a bored, stressed dog can tear a house apart.
In addition to a not-so-chic aesthetic, most mass produced pet toys are made without craft or skill, and using landfill-bound materials. MiaCara’s range of dog toys is designed and made with the utmost care in collaboration with Danish design studio Hans Thyge & Co.
Striking the perfect blend of form and function, each toy is inherently beautiful in its simplicity. The newly released Ramo fetch toy is made lovingly with BPA-free natural rubber. Bendy and durable, Ramo is a sleek alternative to sticks, which can splinter and cause harm if swallowed. While Ramo entertains and tires your dog, Cono gets them thinking. Made with natural rubber, Cono’s special shape is designed to be filled with tasty treats that not only slow your dog’s eating, but also boosts their concentration for healthy mental stimulation.
Classic designs Volpe and Lepre are perfect for dogs who love to lick. Gorgeous corners and curves provide a constant yet enjoyable challenge for your dog, who works hard to free the treats wedged between Volpe and Lepre’s TPR ridges. On the other hand, Bosco soft toys are for hounds who love to carry around a companion (and without the compulsion to tear its fluffy guts out). Bosco’s range comprises a Fox, Bunny, Deer and Boar, each made free from squeakers and harmful materials. A fine-knit toy filled with soft cotton, Bosco is a beautiful antidote to fast-fashion-like dog toys.
In standard MiaCara style, Ramo, Cono, Volpe, Lepre and Bosco are available in sophisticated shades such as Sage, Sandalwood and Slate. Crafted to complement design lovers’ homes, Mia Cara’s range of dog toys will not only save many a chair leg, but look effortlessly beautiful while doing so.
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