When it comes to decorating your home, sometimes hanging a picture or painting the wall a different hue just won't cut it. Happily, wallpaper is back in a big way, and stores like Anthropologie are featuring charming animal-themed designs like this dog and cat wallpaper.
Created by England-based duo Eliza Fricker and Steve Baines, these two wallpaper designs are clever and, for the discerning animal lover, quite inclusive with many popular and well-loved breeds featured. The dog version showcases Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, Pugs, Frenchies, Chow Chows and more, while we spy Persians, Siamese, and Tabbies among the cats.
We can see this being an adorable addition to a child's room, although, if we're being honest, we've already taken measurements for the accent wall here in the office. What? Is it any secret we really, really, really love animals?
In theory, dinnertime should be full of laughter and smiles and humorous stories as you and your family talk about your days.
But in reality, you woke up to cat puke, your daughter got sent to the principal's office for refusing to disect a frog (not that we can blame her), the dirty dog snuggled up in your freshly washed sheets as soon as you left the house and the only reason you're eating pizza is because you overcooked the casserole, which is a bummer because if it weren't burnt to a crisp, it would be delicious.
That's where having clever and whimsical dinnerware comes in so very, very handy. It's practically impossible to look down at this adorable rabbit plate from French designer Nathalie Lete without grinning. And you know what else will make you smile? The fact that it's microwave and dishwasher safe.
It takes little to no effort to convince us to pick up a bottle of wine with a cute, animal-themed label. Much like Wine Spectator, we have a points system, only ours is based more on how adorable and clever the label is rather than the bouquet and legs of the wine itself.
(Ours is far more fun, don't you think?)
Now, if our scale goes up to 100, what do you think these Curly Tail Pug Rescue certified organic wines should earn? Not only are the labels smooshie-faced and sweet, but a percentage of proceeds go toward helping find homeless Pugs loving families! We're thinking 100 points isn't nearly enough.
Curly Tail Pug Rescue wines come in several varieties: Lenny's Malbec, Sophia's Sauvignon Blanc, Pumpkin's Pinot Noir, Marshmallow's Chardonnay, Jack's Merlot, and Cobi's Cabernet Sauvignon. Bottles are $19.99 each and are also available in packs of four (for $78.95) or six ($117.95).
If you caught the first Cat-Friend vs Dog-Friend video (warning: there is one tiny part that's not entirely suitable for work or young eyes) when it went viral late last year, you'll understand our elation at learning that the hilarious duo released a follow-up video.
One note: you might catch yourself laughing out loud. Loudly out loud.
We've never been shy about our love for The Pet Collective's pet parodies of hit songs, but this one might just be our favorite. (Although, you know, Thrift Shop by Barklemore was pretty darn good...)
Still, if you've had trouble getting Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines out of your head — and, let's be honest, if you've heard it, that's very likely to be the case — you're going to be head over paws for The Pet Collective's version: Furred Lines. Not only is it free of the obscenity and nudity that the original video features, but it's flat out awesome.
And hey, now you have an excuse to continue humming this catchy beat all summer long! You know, in case you were looking for an excuse. (We know you were. It's cool. We were, too.)
When it comes to household chores, we have a comprehensive ranking system. Feed the dog, walk the dog, and play with the dog are all firmly at the top of the list. Vacuuming up dog hair and taking out the trash fall somewhere in the middle. Doing dishes? That's just about the last thing we want to spend our time on.
So, what we're trying to say is that anything that makes this particular chore a little more enjoyable is entirely welcome. Nicely scented dish soap is a bonus, and playing some fun music while we scrub helps. And this adorable Poodle Love Dishtowel makes drying, well, not exactly a delight, but it's at least slightly less dreary.
The Poodle Love Dishtowel is an Anthropologie exclusive by Poppy Treffey and features a sweet Poodle and heart sketch. It's machine washable and made of cotton, and we're pretty sure it's exactly what our kitchen needs.