Anna Bussolotto, founder and creative director of 2.8, curates her label with two principles front of mind: dogs’ comfort and wellbeing, and owners’ satisfaction. With 2.8’s latest collaboration, the Dotto Collection, a third tenet makes itself unmissable: fierce artistic energy. Partnering with legendary Italian architect and designer Paola Navone—founder of Milan-based Otto design studio, and powerhouse creative whose decorated career spans four decades—the Dotto Collection celebrates functionality and unabashed playfulness.
From the Fulvio bed to the Herb travel mat to the Sebastião ceramic bowl and many more—each crafted using premium-quality, easily washed materials—the Dotto Collection is a storm of ‘macro-pois’. Complementing the polka-dot palooza, the Bruce placemat and Dorothea dog carrier are made from metallic silver, waterproof waxed paper, designed to strike the perfect balance of sophistication, comfort and statement-making style. If you plan to go unnoticed at the dog park, the Dotto Collection is not for you. If you’re a diehard design lover whose hound looks dashing in dots, the limited-edition capsule is available now.
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