GONE TO THE DOGS!

by Marisa Marcantonio

So you know how much I adore dogs. The other night I was watching Sundance Channel's great show, Man Shops Globe with Anthropologie's editor- at- large and buyer Keith Johnson. His journey with Anthro began in 1994 when his partner Glen Senk, now CEO of parent company Urban Outfitters Inc., became president. He spends much of his time on a plane, scouring every artist's studio and design lead, searching for the perfect decorative products for all 123 of Anthropologie's stores. In the episode I caught, he was collecting dog objects and paintings throughout Scotland for an auction to support a Main Line Pennsylvania dog shelter, near where he lives. He went to visit an artist, as he does in every episode, and I hang on every word and want to retrace his pilgrimage! He came upon one artist's studio that I was especially taken with, that of Domenica More Gordon. Her expressive miniature felted wool dog's are incredible. From what I know all the dogs she has created through The Workshop Edinburgh have sold out. If you are feeling handy, you can take a stab at creating your own with her Grey Dog and White Dog kits, which can be ordered on the school's site.

Photo from Man Shops Globe
Domenica More Gordon with one of her creations in the palm of her hand

How can you refuse this face?

Photos from the Workshop Edinburgh
This old guy has such poise

IT'S A DOGS LIFE: UPHOLSTERY LOVES COMPANY

by Marisa Marcantonio

I have a soft spot for adorable dogs and how their personalities come across when a camera is present. Here is a round up of designer's dogs, showing how they love to sit on gorgeous upholstery and live the good life.

They love the ottoman, my mom's darling Westie's Lilly and Daisy, even with plenty of dog beds to choose from. Still, they prefer the ottoman.


Matthew White's new book, Italy of my Dreams, shows Holden sitting on his favorite 18th century Venetian chair. Thank you for the darling photo Frank.

Photo by Tim Street Porter
Peter Dunham's brood


Lucy, Bunny Williams canine cutie

Bunny LOVES her dogs and tries to select fabrics that are dog proof. She puts pretty quilts and throws over her sofas so the dogs are always welcome.



Noodles, Katie Leede's dog, sits daydreaming in a chair covered in Katie's bird fabric

Beth Greene from Kravet's Wheaton terrier Murphy ignoring the alarm clock


Patricia Shackelford aka Mrs. Blandings Rosie naps on the window seat


Tricky, approving the new rugs at Schuyler Samperton's. Her neighbor found him in the bushes of a Ralph's grocery store in the valley in LA, and she has had him since he was 4 months old.


Martyn Lawrence- Bullard's Diva on a custom bed in Madeline Weinrib fabric


Rufus, a mini labradoodle belonging to food writer Carolynn Carreño

Oakley a Norwich napping with his master James Anderson


Oakley and Dash, Steven Gambrel's Labradoodle, sharing the duvet


Grant Gibson's Westie's, Campbell and Wallace

Wallace snuggling on a Fortuny pillow

If your dog loves to do this too, send me snaps!