Have you heard of Martin Usborne? Well let me tell you about him, his incredible photography and the beautiful message he is spreading.
Although Martin started off his career in television, it is behind the camera lens that I think he produces his best work. I was recently introduced to his work when I found his (now fully funded) Kickstarter campaign a couple months back. I had made a personal note to check back in weeks time to see if the campaign was a success and (hazaah!) indeed it was.
His project, “Dogs in Cars,” is a photographic book series that captures vivid images of dogs…well…in cars. But the brilliant thing about these photos is that Martin not only captures the physical space of these dogs in these vehicles, but he captures their sense of emotion. He gives the voiceless a voice. As Martin said himself,
“When I started this project I knew the photos would be dark. What I didn’t expect was to see so many subtle reactions by the dogs: some sad, some expectant, some angry, some dejected.”
In addition to his “Dogs in Cars” series, Martin has also captured the world of dog showing at the Crufts Dog Show in England, which you should definitely check out as well.
I think these photos are a beautiful ode to the companions and confidants we share so many emotions with on the daily. And they speak honestly about the sometimes lonely nature of being a dog. Thanks for such beautiful work Martin. And stay tuned for the release of his book…hopefully sometime soon.
For the past five years, my bedding has been winter white with a spot of muted blue and navy. I love it, don’t get me wrong, but I am seriously craving a pop of color. And since Mr. Harvey now considers my bed his own bed (this won’t last long, I assure you), I thought we would reinvent my bedroom style.
So this week, we’ve rounded up some fantastic accent pillows options to spruce things up. Which is your favorite?
Have you seen the INCREDIBLE work of artist Josh Brill? He is the brilliant mind behind the graphic “Floral and Fauna: Birds” art series, and now he has created a wonderful series “Flora and Fauna: Canines.”
I am desperate to get my hands on several of these pieces and might even commission a Sharperrier edition too. Enjoy!
Did y’all have a fun weekend? Mr. Harvey and I did our best to stay cool while still having a good time. What did you do?
See more of Mr. Harvey’s pics right HERE!
I prefer wood floors to any other type of flooring. With that said, I don’t like to keep them bare. I think the best part of having tile or wood floors is the opportunity to warm the look up with a lovely rug (or a few).
When renovating my space this past May (I promise to show some “before and after” pics soon enough), I took great care to find rugs that I loved! Since I am still in the process of finding some of those swoon-worthy rugs to fill my space, I thought I would round some of my favorites up here for you all to swoon with me.
We are Discovery Channel Shark Week fanatics in my house. I’ll admit, I am TERRIFIED of the ocean, specifically for the fear of sharks, but I truly LOVE watching them on screen. (Although, I did recently conquer my fear by swimming in the Pacific for the first time in 12 years….epic!)
So in honor of the annual Shark Week, Mr. Harvey and I have selected our favorite ocean-themed dog toys. Just keep swimming!
I first met artist and illustrator, Lisa Congdon, at last year’s Alt Summit Conference. But before we ever met in person, I had known of her fantastic Chihuahua, Wifredo, and all of his photogenic moments via Twitter. Today I am so glad to have both Lisa and Wilfredo sharing their story.
What breed is your dog?
How old is he/she?
How did you and your dog come to be together?
About five years ago, I started my search for a dog. Initially I thought I wanted to rescue a French Bulldog. I have several friends with Frenchies, and I love them so much. So I got connected with a rescue here in San Francisco. I told the woman who ran the rescue that I wanted to adopt a dog who wouldn’t chase my cats. She said “You don’t want a Frenchie, then!” But she also told me, “I might have the perfect dog for you. And he’s a Chihuahua.” I had never considered adopting a chihuahua! I agreed to go meet him, and it was love at first sight. He was five months old and completely adorable. And he didn’t chase my cats! In fact, he’s always been very good with my cats.
In one word, how would you define your dog’s personality?
What is your dog’s favorite toy/treat/plaything?
He’s got a purple rubber football shaped toy that he’s obsessed with. In fact, we have a stockpile of them in case he ever loses one!
If your dog were human, what career do you think they would have?
What celebrity does your dog most resemble?
Where is your dog’s favorite place in the house?
Under the kitchen table (wherever the food is falling!)
What do you love most about your dog?
He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.
Finish this sentence: The love of a dog is__________________
… unlike anything else in the world.
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all photos by Lisa Congdon
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