Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

DP Customer Profile: Jessica and Mick the Boston Terrier


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Last May I came across Jessica’s Flickr photo of her dog, Mick, sitting alongside a Fauna Boston Terrier pillow. My heart melted. This posting is a little bittersweet because Mick, aka Mister Puppy, aka the best dog ever, passed away last year. My heart is melting even more. Thus, a DP Customer Profile in memory of Mick with respect to his owner, Jessica…

Mick the Boston Terrier next to a Fauna pillow

Name: Jessica

Where do you live? Charlottesville, VA

What do you do? I am a PhD student in art history, and I work at a cute shop called O’Suzannah

DP Purchase/s: Fauna Boston Terrier Pillow

What’s your favorite DP product and why? My beloved Fauna pillow. Boston terriers are the bee’s knees, and this pillow is seriously amazing. I mean, have you ever seen anything more adorable or squeezable? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Any favorite design ideas? I don’t identify with super modern design that much, although sometimes I wish I did. I suppose one of my favorite things to do is to use repurposed or secondhand materials in my home. I love old things and using unexpected materials. My “entertainment center” that houses my TV and stereo is made of Read the rest of this entry »


Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Jed Crystal of Hepper Helps with Pet Tidiness


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Jed Crystal of Hepper Pet ProductsJed is the Creative Director at Hepper, a Modern Pet Furnishings company in Burlington, Vermont. He gets to design the products he wants for his pets, and has a house full of cats to test all the new concepts.

As much as we love the critters in our house, they do bring a lot of challenges with their companionship. The fur-everywhere, midnight-puking, couch-scratching, litter-spreading lifestyle that our cats have is well worth the friendship, fun, and joy they bring to our lives, but there are some things that you can do to reduce the bad and increase the good.

Our 3 cats go through a lot of food and they are not the cleanest eaters. There’s always a halo of food crumbs and water dribbles in their food area. Chances of teaching them to clean up after themselves is slim, but I have found a simple food area organization solution that works well. Super simple really, not a product, but Read the rest of this entry »