We believe that our animal friends appreciate good design. Take Lemon (above), our resident rescue-pup from PAWS, for example. She loves to lounge on our Scandinavian sofa, doze on our designer duvet, and curl-up on our imported Italian lounge chair. She clearly exhibits a penchant for the finer things in life. So why not let design go to the dogs? Here are some haute doggie swag Lemon often daydreams about:
If Paul Kahan (Publican, Avec, Blackbird, Big Star) dished out his goodness to our four-legged friends, he would, without a doubt, do so in these SquareMeal dog-bowl servers. Their brushed stainless steel stand and bamboo top offers a warm modernism that will make your pooch feel like a real dog-foodie.
These Pei Pod mod-pods are straight out of a Jetson’s episode. With a fun color pallet of mint, pink, and soft beige, the Astro in your life can curl up in serious futuristic style.
We can’t think of a better way for the design aficionado to commemorate their best buddy than by hanging a mid-century style Dog Blueprint above the mantle. All of the drawings are stamped by famed canine architect, I.M. Paws (Oscar Weimaraner must have been busy), and each is accompanied by dog specs with documentation about the characteristics of the particular breed. Scale: 1/4″ = cool.
Sure, you could get some old, raggedy yellow tennis balls to play fetch with, but you won’t look nearly as stylish as you would with these Crest Play Balls by Harry Barker (in Matter & Order‘s colors, of course!).
Since food trucks are all the rage here in Chicago, why not have a BIG yellow one for canines? Enter, Fido to Go, with its delectable assortment of doggie pastries, one taste of these treats will have your furry pal wagging its tail every time it sees the color yellow. (Side note: apparently dogs are dichromatic and can see the colors blue and yep, you guessed it, yellow… who knew?!! Literally though, who knew?)
Being “in the dog house” isn’t so bad if you have one of these Cubix dog mansions from German based Best Friend’s Home. If it wasn’t for the red accents, we would’ve sworn Richard Meier designed this uber-chic doggie pad!
One more thing…
Our rescue dog, Lemon, pictured above with Governor Quinn, has filled our lives with unconditional love and happiness, and has managed to become Matter & Order’s official security guard and door greeter. Don’t get us wrong, we love ALL dogs, but if you’re looking for a life companion and you’re thinking about a getting purebred, or a labradoodle, cockapoo, or some other designer-dog, first head down to PAWS Chicago or the Anti Cruelty Society (or your local dog adoption center) and think about rescuing a dog instead. There’s lots of good pups out there just waiting to love you, please you, and make you happy, too!