Boo Oh may look like stylish accessories to adorn the fashion elite, but despite the human appeal, these leather goods are actually for dapper dogs. Award-winning industrial designer Jay Sae Jung Oh founded the brand with aesthetics and quality in mind, using her keen eye for detail and love of minimalism to create timeless products that would live up to both her exacting profession and her French bulldog’s demanding standards. “Boo tests all the products before release,” Oh says, “so I’m sure if it’s the best for Boo, it’s the best for everyone else.”
Amongst patent-pending harnesses made from synthetic silk fibre rope (read: chew-proof) and handy box-shaped waste bags, the Lumi leash, with its hooped handle of anodised aluminium and Italian Buttero vegetable-dyed leather, is especially commanding. “Utility was the source of my inspiration, but the fine details and the natural beauty of the materials make it beautifully elegant too.”
All images courtesy of Boo Oh
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 joyful title designed for music, pop culture and dog lovers alike.
August 25, 2020