For Lambwolf Collective founder Ang, a dog bite in childhood—on the face, no less—catalysed a lifelong nervousness around dogs. Until the pandemic arrived, and the universe delivered an abandoned puppy to Ang’s front yard. When no one claimed the five-week-old Jundo mix, Ang decided to keep her (falling under the unbreakable spell known to mortals as ‘puppy dog eyes’). Named Mia, she serves not only as Lambwolf Collective’s muse, but as chief product tester and surging source of inspiration: “The amount of affection I got from Mia brought me an entirely new experience and understanding of dogs. Everything about it was so fresh for me and gave me lots of inspiration that sparked all these ideas,” she explains.
Handcrafted using high-quality materials, Lambwolf Collective’s ‘play objects’ are designed as ‘ours’ pieces—objects to be shared by human and hound. “I wanted to design something that will excite both parties when it’s playtime; something that will bring about quality time together.” It’s this deeply felt, genuine care for dogs and owners, and how they interact with Lambwolf Collective pieces, that imbues the brand with something unique, something you’ll feel immediately upon first play.
In addition to its signature Nou collection (textured, non-rip objects designed to twist, knot and pretzel as you please), Lambwolf Collective’s range also includes beautifully woven paracord collars, leashes and harnesses. In sophisticated hues such as Pine, Tide and Dunes, each piece is designed to complement others, as well as dog owners’ own style and penchant for quality. Quality that Ang likens to a perfectly boiled egg: “it’s not just about what a product is made of, but also the quality of design and the thought behind it. Good design is like a perfectly seasoned dish or a perfectly soft-boiled egg; it’s optimal and offers a great experience.” We couldn’t have put it more deliciously ourselves.
All images courtesy of Lambwolf Collective
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