Tuesday, August 25, 2009


As the end of August approaches, most here in the city would agree that we are well into the hot and sultry "Dog Days of Summer." This pup mimics my reaction every time I step out onto the steamy streets of New York City, where it seems there is no escaping the heat this time of year!

Despite the wearing summer heat, there is still an abundance of dogs and their owners strolling the sidewalks at a moment's glance. Dogs are not only true and constant companions, and but are also consistently a design inspiration to many of their owners.

Here's to man's best friend and the dog days of summer!

Doesn't this little pup look nice and cool in front of his stylish Osborne & Little adorned dog house?

Osborne & Little wallpaper also featured in vignette by Elizabeth Bauer Design - Housing Works Design on a Dime 2009

"Jeff Koons at Versailles" 2008 - this image is behind me on our inspiration board in the store right now!

Don't have the time for a pet? Who says you can't have one of your own anyways...

Ceramic Delphi Greyhound by Vellum - available at Elizabeth Bauer Design

Pair of playful greyhound figures by Jonathan Adler

Leather Terrier by Jonathan Adler

The bulldog and bird dog inspired wallpapers are my personal favorites - any of you who know me know why...

"Wallpapers Featuring Man's Best Friend"

My bird dog and southern companion and inspiration, Sadie Belle

These classic needlepoint pillows from Chelsea Textiles are fabulous!

Wouldn't this be sweet in a little girls room?

Designer Eric Cohler shares his design influences in the book Inspired Styles - available at Elizabeth Bauer Design

The dogs in Cohler's designs add a traditional flair to his modern style

Isn't this little guy cute? Vintage pastel from the 1940's - available at Elizabeth Bauer Design

And last, but definitely not least... our store mascot, and Liz's new constant companion, Lilly!

1 comment:

stewart and james said...

hi Gena! i am a blog-aholic ;) welcome! hope all is well. xx
-arre fuller