High design homes for man’s best friend

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Thursday 7 November 2013

Long gone are the days of Fido sitting in the backyard in a makeshift doghouse. Designers are now getting into the wonderful world of canine doggie dream homes with the likes of Kazuyo Sejima, Kenya Hara and the architectural firm Reiser + Umemoto getting in on the craze. And the best thing about Architecture for […]

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Watch your dog’s tail wag to decipher their mood

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Wish you could read your canine companion’s mind? Just pay attention to his tail wagging. According to a study released by Current Biology, whether your dog’s tail wags more to the left or right matters a great deal. If the tail veers more to the left, your furry friend may be stressed.

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Shake: a fun photo series starring dogs, er, shaking

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 24 October 2013

Dogs shake in order to dry themselves, to shake off an emotion, to shake off imaginary bugs, or to recover after lots of invasive touching. A side effect of this shaking, when caught in slow motion, is sheer happiness for animal-lovers everywhere.

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Pug shots: Mugshots of criminal pugs

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 8 October 2013

Oh, pugs. Something about these scrunched up faces say so much about their hardened criminal ways, while their doleful eyes plead innocent. Photographer Jim Dratfield took these Pug criminal information photos to expose them for their heinous crimes — such as peeing in public.

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Dogs tamed by feline overlords

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Down, canine! There’s nothing a cat can’t bring under control with a good kitty swipe. Or unbearable cuteness. Really, cats just wield this weird invisible hold over everyone. Even dogs. Especially dogs. All hail kitty.

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Dogs yawn most when owners do too

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 6 September 2013

It’s fairly well known that yawns are contagious among humans. But did you know that they are across species too? According to a study published in the Japanese journal Plos One, dogs are susceptible to contagious yawns from humans and are more likely to start yawning if they see their owner do it too.

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Dogs dressed as crustaceans

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 16 August 2013

Britta Gustafson could not have put it more succinctly than she did when she described this collection thus: ‘Flickr says “click here to tell people why you created this gallery”, but i think it is obvious this time.’ You’d think dressing up canines as crab-like critters would be pretty niche, but it hardly is. Enjoy.

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Bark-activated dog door might be the most awesome one in the world

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 9 July 2013

Photographer David Hunt was losing sleep from his new dog’s barking, so he took it upon himself to build a bark activated door opener using the Raspberry Pi. ‘I could do this with a timer switch and a door strike, but where’s the fun in that’, said he. That says it all, really.

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Dog Tease: a hilarious viral video

Alicia Thompson Reader Find

By Alicia Thompson in Video on Wednesday 26 June 2013

This is a pretty old video which went viral a couple of years back, but it still makes me laugh and is a must see.

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Finally, wearable technology for dogs

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 15 May 2013

Ridogulous Labs has developed the Smart Collar, a dog collar that works with a smartphone app and a proprietary algorithm to ensure that your canine companion reaps the benefits of today’s technology with you too. There’s GPS in it, which allows you to find your dog if he’s missing and comes with brain training and […]

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Four&Sons limited edition dog-centric print publication

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Thursday 2 May 2013

Four&Sons is a beautifully designed dog-centric digital magazine that is just beginning to step into the world of print. In celebration of their one-year anniversary, Four&Sons is releasing a limited edition publication in honour of all the talented people who inspired them. Check out this sample of a few of their sleek spreads.

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Attack of the corgis: this website will give you the barks

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 17 April 2013

We have found the perfect tool to induce a heart attack: go to this site and prepare for corgi mayhem. If you’re immune to cuteness, you’re safe.

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Little girl frolics with 14 German Shepherds: has the best damn childhood

Eugenia Viti Reader Find

By Eugenia Viti in Video on Tuesday 16 April 2013

So I think we officially found the girl with the coolest childhood. This little girl is just playing with a 14 German Shepherds and they are all loving it. If you look closely, you can see the little pups hidden in the grass as well.

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Dogs caught camwhoring

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 11 April 2013

Caught ya red-handed, dog. These pictures we’ve found surfacing online of preening, pouty pups photographing themselves might just be evidence that the doggie selfie is now taking off in a way we didn’t see coming.

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The latest fad in China? Dogs in pantyhose, of course

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Seems like the Chinese have just invented a new way to punish their dogs: make them strap on some pantyhose, and stilettos too, for added sexiness. Is it just us, or do most of the dogs in the pictures sport a resigned look on their face? It’s amusing for all of one second, but quickly […]

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