Dogs in their Gardens

Maggie the Mastiff relaxes in her North Shore Fredric Olmstead Boston garden.

“How dull a garden seems… without a dog disrupting its calmness…”  Page Dickey, author of Dogs in Their Gardens, starts off her introduction.  Dickey has taken a chance to combine her love for dogs and being a horticulturist into one work. In this book she leads you all over America and abroad through some of the most amazing gardens with mans best friend as their guide.  … [Read more...]

Tips On Including Your Pets In Your Wedding March

Dog weddings are on the rise, and not just in Hollywood!

  Walking down the aisle isn't just for people anymore. More and more dog lovers, including celebrities like singer Carrie Underwood, rock star Gavin Rossdale, actress Tori Spelling, and Dylan Lauren (Ralph Lauren's daughter and Candy Bar fame) are including their dogs in the most romantic day of their lives. If you've been lucky in love and you can't bear to leave … [Read more...]

Put a little Feng Shui in your fur!

Westerners are soon to be wild over the idea that one ancient Eastern philosophy - Feng Shui - can help pet owners live in harmony with their pets. The idea is that when there is balance in our space, there is peace in co-existence - an extremely important aspect of living with any set of paws. New York architect and full-time Feng Shui Consultant, RD Chin, is showing pet … [Read more...]

Ruben Toledo Paints A Vivid Picture – Inspired By Animal Subjects And His Designer Wife Isabel

Ruben Toledo

  Artist and designer Ruben Toledo’s creative influence has little, if any, boundaries. He is, as his official biography describes, “at once a painter, sculptor, illustrator, fashion chronicler and critic;” Toledo himself says that he is simply an artist – he “tells stories and invents ideas, and tries to express emotions in a visual way.” From fashion illustrations … [Read more...]

RIP George Rodrigue – On A Blue (Dog) Streak In New Orleans

    The Louisiana legend, George Rodrigue,  whose Blue Dog paintings made him famous worldwide, has died at age 69 after a long battle with cancer. RIP to a beautiful soul. Since its creation, the Blue Dog became George Rodrigue’s obsession. “Painting it has become as natural to me as eating and sleeping. I have become the Blue Dog man.” Known … [Read more...]