Our pets may live in our homes, but that does not mean they were built for them. Where’re the hidey-holes? The nooks and crannies to squeeze their snouts in? The cosy cave to curl up in? Well, they are here in Phaidon’s Pet-tecture, a book crammed with architectural designs for pets who fit in the palm of your hand to pets who practically need their own house.
Style-buffs will be thrilled to find works from Nendo, Kenya Hara, Sou Fujimoto, MAD Architects and Kengo Kuma inside, whilst pet owners everywhere can get inspired by some thought-provoking ideas. Beds and sanctuaries can be found in the form of a birdhouse built into a rooftile, a wooden coffee table with undulations for cats to slink through and sleep, and a dog bed made of a simple wooden frame and your own t-shirt. You may spot some familiar faces too from certain brands we’ve featured before, such as Hellopets with their felt grey teepee.
Pet-tecture is a study about how we incorporate dogs into our lives but also how dogs inspire us to think outside of the box, to not cater for ourselves but for them. From small cat boxes, to stables larger than a small house, there is no limit to what we will do for our pets. Beautifully designed with a minimalist key and popping colours, this book is sure to inspire and entertain.
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