I am particularly fond of viewing photos of Design Public products in action…like folks swinging on a Fatboy Headdemock, or modeling with their Vitra Nelson Clock, or dressing up their OFFI My Pet Lamp. In this case, the “action shot du jour” is of four legged friend Mr. Buddy scratching his little heart out on a Marmalade pet care Sweet Lounge Cat Bed and sitting on a Hepper Wave Pet Bed. Obviously, Mr. Buddy’s owner, Anthony, has done a might fine job of pampering his purry pal.
Name: Anthony and Mr. Buddy (the cat)
Where do you live? Seattle, WA
What do you do? Director of Development
What’s your favorite DP product and why? All the cat goodies. Mr. Buddy (our cat) can’t live without them! All the items in pet stores are bland.
How would you describe your design style? Retro modern
Sites/blogs you visit daily: velonews.com, yahoo.com, nytimes.com
What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? Don’t shave your legs with goosebumps (I’m a cyclist and yes we shave our legs!)
Tell us about your home, office, workspace, or favorite nook and cranny. New modern dwelling built by elemental architecture (elementalarchitecture.com)
What’s your favorite color or material? White
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Silver
If you could redo any space, past or present, what would it be? The “Biblioteca Nacional” in Buenos Aries. Great buuilding that needs a little love
Any favorite design ideas? Old spaces revamped with an acute design sense for interiors
Any design pet peeves? “Euro” Modern, overstuffed couches and “knick-knacks.”
Do you collect anything? Tell us of your treasuresâ€¦.Any prized possessions? Not really a collector, but I own lots of fancy race bikes that I’d die (or get fat) with out.
Movies you can watch over and over: Anything that DOES NOT include Tom Hanks and/or Julia Roberts.
Four places you would rather be right now: In Phuket, Thailand at Twin Palms resort; Winthrop Washington hiking in the woods; Italy watching the “Giro D’Italia” bike race; Stumptown coffee shop with my wife.
Thanks Anthony and Mr. Buddy!
Your turn! We can’t wait to see your photo of your friend sitting on your Orange22 Botanist Bench, or an incredible spread set our on your Blu Dot Strut Table. Join our â€œDesign Public Peepsâ€ Flickr group and upload a photo showing how you use your Design Public purchases.
I enjoy wood paneled station wagons, German food and senior citizens (I am 80 years old at heart). Nearly every weekend I am taking photos at other people's weddings and I have a blog of my own (but I don't update it often enough). I love to paint, sew and knit. Check out my DP Staff profile on Hatch.