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Thursday
Dec172015

Holiday Peach Picks: Rob Wilson

One of my favorite things about Instagram is being able to get a sneak peak into the lives of artists I admire....like designer and illustrator, Rob Wilson of Dallas, Texas. He draws the most ingenious and aesthetically pleasing things and as his style feels a bit mid century and Scandinavian to me, I love him all the more. If you follow Rob, you know he has a cute dog, Maisie, who is often featured in his Instagram posts. So when I asked Rob to share his Peach Picks for this season, he happily did so. And happily for the rest of us, his picks are....

all about dogs. 

1. Hair of the Dog Flask, $24. What can I say? It's the holidays and we all need extra gulps of Christmas cheer. 

2. Chewed, $25. My dog Maisie and I have mourned many chewed up toys and this book reminds me of many of them. 

3. White Dog sweatshirt, $145. Designer Nicole Musselman's sly wit shines through in this bold, stylish sweater. 

4. Eleonor Bostrom ceramics, from $24. We are 1976 is one of my favorite stores in Dallas- you never know what owners Vynsie, Julie and Derek have found on their world travels. These quirky ceramic dogs from Eleonor Bostrom in Sweden caught my attention. They're almost like two dimensional scribbles come to life. (available in store only at We are 1976

5. Throne Dogs print, from $150. Juliette Borda is one of my favorite illustrators. I see her charming work regularly in the New York Times Style section. 

6. Dog luggage, $40. I definitely would've wanted this as a kid. Instead, I had a giant and furry cat head overnight bag. 

7. Letterpress card, $5. The handsome craftsmanship of this letterpress stationery, all made in Dallas, is a signature of designer, Lily Smith + Kirkley.  

8. Maison de Pawz dog treats, from $5. These dog treats are lovingly made in New York. And they have the cutest mascot, Tyler, whose adventures I follow on Instagram. 

9. Pets Behaving Badly prints, $150. I recently created this boxed set of 10 risograph prints called "Pets Behaving Badly" for Erin Cluley's gallery. It's a limited edition of 50 sets, printed by Constance Studio in New Orleans. The mixed media illustrations are drawn from my personal experiences of having cats and dogs. (I won't tell you the outcome of the cat meeting my parakeet) 

 

Tuesday
Apr152014

Clair Hartmann

I've been out of town a few weeks now on a job and I must admit, I miss my pups. These beautiful paintings of dogs by Clair Hartmann caught my eye today and I can't help but want to share...

Clair grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and is now based in Wilmington, North Carolina. She started painting regularly in 2008 after learning about a project started by painter, Duane Keiser. His idea was to produce one painting every day which would improve his artistic skills (not to mention his bank account). Inspired by all the dogs she saw at the local Farmer's Market where she worked each weekend- many of which were rescues with some incredible stories- she decided to paint their portraits. She loved the fact that each dog (and painting) had a story to tell. 

Besides painting all that inspires her each day, Clair is available for custom portraiture as well. This Great Dane is kind of amazing, don't you think? 

See Claire's current collection of paintings, which includes abstracts, landscapes and much more, here. 

 

Photos: Clair Hartmann site     Content: Sweet Peach


Tuesday
Oct092012

Eleanor and Milo

As autumn is in full swing, there's a need to add layers and get cozy and warm. The same holds true for our pups, which is why these stylish dog cowls, hand made by Kate Butler of Raleigh, North Carolina, are so necessary. 

The best part is these canine cowls are made from upcycled jersey fabric that Kate finds at The Scrap Exchange in Durham, NC, as well as thrift stores like Cause for Paws and ReTails Thrift Shop, which donate to animals in need. 

The cowls are patiently and expertly modeled by Kate's white boxer, Eleanor. She knows how to work the camera, doesn't she? 

With so much recyclable material at her disposal, Kate also makes squeaky dog toys that can be personalized with embroidery. Sizes come in small, medium and large. 

Pretty packaging is always a plus and Kate does not disappoint as each cowl or toy is wrapped in heavy duty recyclable Kraft paper, tied simply with a white ribbon and tag. What a great gift...thanks Kate! Peruse the entirety of her lovely store here. 

 

Photos: Eleanor and Milo    Content: Sweet Peach