For many years, I dreamt of working in an elementary school library, assisting students with their research and finding the perfect book to take home for the weekend. There was just something about the library environment, surrounded by shelves of books, that made me feel at ease and extremely comfortable. While I never pursued that path, I still can’t help but seek out libraries and bookstores during times of stress for a dose of zen. So today I’ve decided to gather up some of my favorite library-themed items. —
– I’m loving Kate Spade’s bookish/library-inspired collection for this fall, including this library card .
– I was simply smitten when I came across these quirky metal bookend vignettes by Knob Creek Metal Arts. I especially love this .
– So this book isn’t necessarily for your pup to enjoy, but I though it might be interesting to together and reminisce on the toys of dogs’ past. It’s just a hilarious look at the relationship between pooch and playthings captured through the lens of photographers Arne Svenson and Ron Warren.
If you’re looking for some more amazing dog photography books (as I always am), here are a few more I recommend:
by Tim Flach
by Sharon Montrose
by Carli Davidson
by Martin Usborne
by Rachael Hale McKenna
P.S. By now you may have realized that I’m
a little bit a lot of bit dog crazy, so it may not come as a surprise to you that I’ve decided to launch a fun pop-up traveling dog photography studio! Yep, it’s time for your pup’s closeup! I’m having the first event in the Los Angeles area on Saturday, Nov. 16 (find more details on how to get your FREE tickets !) and I’d love to see you there!
Stay tuned for the announcement of more locations around the US…and maybe the world…in 2014!!