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CULTURE
Laurel Braitman Reads Pets' Minds
Senior TED fellow and science historian Laurel Braitman delivered one of the most engaging talks at TED's 2014 conference. Her topic? Animal psychology and the emotional spectrum of pets. Braitman has studied the history of science for years—most...
TRAVEL
The BarkerBag
A solid pack and pair of sturdy hiking boots are essentials for all outdoor enthusiasts, but nothing propels you further and with a better attitude than having a dog by your side. After a long day when all parties are exhausted through, having your...
DESIGN
PetNic Basket by Miriam Mirri for Alessi
Rounding out celebrated designer Miriam Mirri's ever popular range of accessories for dogs and cats (with uses extending beyond the world of pet owners), Italian brand Alessi now offers the PetNic Basket. This carryall is charming and handy, with...
TECH
Trax
With the recent release of its teeny yet powerful Trax realtime GPS solution, start-up Wonder Technology Solutions joins a growing list of Swedish wearables-focused companies with roots in the crowdfunding system. The successfully Kickstarted Trax...
CULTURE
Zee.Dog Leashes
While there's an impressive offering of high-quality leashes four four-legged friends on the market, like RESQ/CO's rope leash, sometimes a bit of attitude is what the dog park lacks. Recently launched Rio de Janeiro-based Zee.Dog creates high-quality...
CULTURE
RESQ/CO Rope Dog Leash
From print journals dedicated to dogs to digital sensors for monitoring your pooch's activity and health, we've seen some pretty spectacular products aimed at canine culture. And so, handmade accessories don't seem like that far of a stretch. Using...
TECH
Whistle
Nike Fuelband, Jawbone UP, Fitbit Flex—there's no shortage of personal tech accessories to aid in the always popular search for the quantified self. But what about the number two in your life? Thankfully, there's Whistle, an on-collar monitor to...
FOOD-DRINK
Arrf Scarf Ice Cream for Dogs
Beef Brisket, Peanut Butter Bacon and Gouda Burger probably aren't the flavors that come to mind when you think of ice cream. But then again, you probably don't have four legs and identify with a certain type of breed. Leo Emerson—a Brussels...
FOOD-DRINK
Brad's Raw 4 Paws
While the raw food revolution transforms the eating habits of health conscious humans, Brad's Raw Foods—known for their savory vegetable based chips, crackers and crunchy kale—is launching a line of raw treats for dogs. We found the...
DESIGN
CH Gift Guide: Kids and Pets
The may be short in stature, but you still need to give them presents. (If you've ever tried to shortchange a well behaved toddler or a treat-deserving terrier, you know what we mean). Kids and pets can be a troubling demographic for both parents and...
TECH
WaterDog
Jonathan Kirschner readily admits that the idea for the initial prototype of WaterDog was born mostly out of laziness. Romeo, Kirschner's Great Dane, would often beg his owner for a drink during their daily walks. While he was happy to oblige and...
TECH
Gatefeeder
Besides their quiet companionship, cats offer a relatively low level of demand as a pet. Owners and their feline friends will enjoy the freedom of cat lover Philip Eu's cleverly named invention, the Gatefeeder. The minimally designed controlled...
FOOD-DRINK
Bocce's Bakery
Keeping Cool Hunting mascots Otis and Logan well rewarded in recent weeks has been NYC's very own Bocce's Bakery. Driven by wellness and sustainability, the small batch dog treatery uses only "human-grade" ingredients—antibiotic-free beef...
DESIGN
Eco-Me
Nearly every brand in the cleaning business offers an "eco-friendly" alternative to the harsh chemicals found in conventional disinfectants, but few can make this their main premise and even fewer do it with the discerning standards found at Eco...
CULTURE
Carli Davidson Photography
National Geographic-style exotic animals poised in their natural habitat these are not. Carli Davidson aims her lens at domesticated pets and zoo animals, capturing personalities rather than wild, untamed animal behavior. Based in Portland, Oregon...
TECH
Too Hot For Spot
After seeing too many tragic cases of animal hypothermia and heatstroke due to the desert's extreme climate, New Mexico-based veterinary worker Denice Pruett created Is It Too Hot For Spot?—a static-cling window thermometer. This clever thermometer...
DESIGN
Archiquarium
Unless you go custom, aquariums rarely do much to elevate the humble fish's status anywhere close to that of furry four-legged friends. Swedish designer Karl-Oskar Ankarberg has taken on the plight of the fish, designing an attractive split-level...
DESIGN
Famous Faces Stationery
A kitschy new line of stationary, Takkoda's Famous Faces series features freakishly adorable pets dressed up as popular celebrities. The collection includes journals, bookmarks and greeting cards, each with stoic faces ironically mocking their silly...
FOOD-DRINK
The Lazy Dog Cookie Company
As we learn more about dietary health for dogs, it's clear that—just like us—finding tasty alternatives to processed food makes a big difference. Making food for pups that might even appeal to their owners is exactly what Amy Augustine...
CULTURE
Valerie Leonard: Classic Pet Portraits
Far from simply photoshopping an animal head on a human body, the pet portraits of Valerie Leonard reflect a level of care and personality that's peerless in the field. Inspired by the Old Masters, as well as film and family portraits, her images...
DESIGN
GSelect Refined Goods Online Store
For pets to people with items from toys to organization, the new online boutique GSelect offers an array of carefully selected goods for the refined lifestyle. Beginning with their signature men's skincare line Gessato, the expanded collection...
TRAVEL
Pet Airways
Anyone who's experienced the stress of air travel with their pet has thought there's got to be a better way. Alysa Binder and Dan Wiesel thought they could do better, and the result is Pet Airways, which starts flying pets around the country...
DESIGN
Benjamin Graindorge x Duende Studio: Floating Garden Aquarium
Floating Garden, a new freshwater aquarium concept by Benjamin Graindorge and Duende Studio, tackles waste management, the primary concern of aquariums, with an innovative, 100% natural filtering system. By enlisting two forms of natural filtration...
FOOD-DRINK
Margo's Bark Root Beer
by Julie Wolfson Just about a year ago, at the age of six, Oscar Youd made root beer for his science project. With some help from his parents Jessica and Tim, his project was such a hit at school that it spawned a new line of root beer called Margo...
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