Liviana Prola, research scientist at the Department of Veterinary Science at Turin University and pet nutrition consultant for pet-food companies, penned the ultimate guide to weening your dog off commercial foods and toward a healthier diet. In Feed Me: 50 Home Cooked Meals for your Dog, Prola delves into the basics of feeding dogs, why home-cooked meals are better, and (obviously) offers recipes for 50 meals. Dishes like Cornmeal with Surf and Turf or Tartare Trio sound like they’ve been pulled from a high-end restaurant’s menu, but they’re made specifically for pooches. Plus, the recipes are relatively simple and each has an adjacent nutritional breakdown to understand exactly what your pup gets out of it.
Topo Designs collaborated on a collection with highly regarded river-sandal brand Chaco, and from it comes this durable dog leash—made from the same technical material and playful pattern that Topo uses. Available in two different sizes, this leash promises to last for decades.
Bocce’s Bakery makes small-batch dog treats using locally sourced, 100% natural ingredients. Founder, Andrea Tovar, decided to make healthier snacks after reevaluating her dog Bocce’s health and diet; finding that the preservative-plagued treats she had been giving him weren’t helping with his weight problem. These new Bedtime Tea treats are made from banana, lavender, vanilla and oats—and ensure pooches (and pet parents) rest easy.
From its blaze orange colorway to the FDA-approved food-grade polymer composition, Filson’s Dog Retrieving Toy stands out from the rest. Its greatest attribute, however, stems from the fact that it was developed with scientists at Auburn University. They designed a toy that offers less occlusion—or blockage—to dog’s breathing. This means more fun for longer.
German manufacturer Hohner has over 160 years of experience in producing instruments like this bright, durable glockenspiel. Made from renewable mango wood, the musical toy tracks along the C-major scale. The sound produced is crisp and clear, so little maestros can begin to equate keys with notes.
With a sweet kitty sitting atop the lid, Miriam Mirri’s cat food jar—designed for Alessi—is both functional and charming. The vessel is made from glass, while the lid is thermoplastic resin—available in black or yellow. It measures just under 11 inches in height.
With the most popular iteration of the 3Doodler, dubbed the 3Doodler Create, over 100 modifications have led to the most impressive 3D printing pen thus far. It produces colorful, heated non-toxic plastic that instantly hardens—allowing users to draw in 3D. Among the updates were a simplified control system that makes it a more intuitive—and precise—product to use. This is for all doodlers who dream outside of a page of paper. The brand also has a pro-model and one for much younger kids.
Available in small or medium, Mr Dog’s tote bag makes it easy to travel around town with a pet. Super-soft and cushioned, the bag has a dense latex foam interior that offers comfort to the creature within. The exterior boasts a camo print, and the entire product is washable. There’s also an attached leash to make sure your dog (or cat) doesn’t get away.
With a classy, crimson and white nature patterning on high-quality fabrics, this Howl + Hound premium crafted bandana makes for a seasonal accessory. Each bandana is made to order in Brooklyn and quantities are limited. In no way twee or tacky, the refined pattern here really makes all the difference.
Forever a staple in children’s rooms (or playrooms), a rocking toy encourage imagination and physical activity. With Rosenberry Rooms’ high-end (but not obscenely priced) options, one finds bright hand-painted colors atop premium carved wood. The fire engine 01 model happens to be our favorite and encourages anyone over the age of two to be a hero.
From WS Game Company, an offshoot of Hasbro tasked with stylish, contemporary upgrades to heritage games, comes a 3D version of the classic Clue. In fact, the game is a 3D-wood cabinet version of the mansion with each room of activity displayed beneath a tempered glass top. Wood character movers meet plated die-cast weapons. Decorative metal plaques round out the premium attributes. It’s a beautiful way to play a game so many know and love.
Made from sheet steel that’s folded and powder-coated, this pet board is the perfect snoozing spot for cats who like to climb. It’s lightweight and comes with everything needed to install. Further, the minimal shape and simple colorways (smoky blue or white) mean the design pairs well with all styles. Plus, it will free up a little floor space. Price is in Euros.
For keeping babies warm when strolling, nothing tops the soft cozy feel of pure sheepskin. Elks & Angels use 100% Australian sheepskin in their footmuff, using a nylon outer shell to resist wind, rain and stains. Scandinavian wood toggles add a dose of style and the design is compatible with all five-point stroller harnesses. Last but not least, it unzips flat so you can use it as a playmat—or in a pinch, a blanket.
As far as group games go, bingo might just be one of the easiest activities to enjoy. Now, artist Rob Hodgson has reimagined the classic with monsters and crazy creatures. There are googly-eyed counters, creepy characters and mythological beasts—and a monster head storage box for the 48 chips. Three people are needed to play (and three is also the recommended starting age) but bigger families can definitely all jump in.
Everyone needs love on Valentine’s Day, including our four-legged friends. A limited edition offering from artisanal dog treat producer Lord Jameson strikes the perfect balance of tastiness and health. Each treat is crafted from 100% organic non-GMO ingredients and is wheat-, corn-, soy- and diary-free. Made from coconut and roasted peanuts, it’s sure to be a pleaser.
Made from 100% natural fair-trade hemp, Shed collars for pets come adorned with all kinds of playful and provocative patterns. From marijuana leaves to dinosaurs, smiley poop and boobs, they are each as silly and cute as the next. Available in small, medium or large, they can fit small dogs, cats and even “small bears,” so your best pal will be the right size for one of these fun accessories.
Full of fascinating facts for any aspiring paleontologist, “Day of the Dinosaurs: Step into a Spectacular Prehistoric World” is also teeming with colorful but sophisticated pictures. Exploring four eras of dinosaurs—the Triassic, the early Jurassic, the Late Jurassic and the Cretaceous—this hardcover book has enough to engage kids and kids at heart.
With a squeaky center, these bug-shaped plush toys will become your pet’s favorite in no time. The set comes with five animals to toss around: butterfly, bee, ladybug, beetle and worm. Additionally, a percentage of the purchase price goes toward the International Fund for Animal Welfare, which aims to end commercial exploitation of animals.
For kids of any gender, this very cute onesie has a double meaning. LA’s Otherwild is famed for its positive and inclusive vibes, so the slogan “We Can Be Radical” could very well relate to feminism, or just generally being rad. Printed on a 100% cotton unisex black American Apparel onesie, this same design is available for tots of all sizes—and there are T-shirts for bigger kids too.
Wheat-, gluten-, and soy-free, these Prime Rib Biscuits are for fussy pooches with health-conscious parents. Crafted with beef sourced in the USA, these treats also include olive oil, parsley, garlic and an oat flour batter—which all sound good enough for humans too.
Whether getting a new gilled friend, or wanting to offer your goldfish a little vacation, this fish hotel aquarium is a thoughtful alternative to the traditional fish bowl. Measuring 20cm x 19cm x 19cm, the cubist hotel can be stacked to create a complex and is crafted from molded plastic and glass.
Designed by the bed experts at Casper, this pet bed was created with dog behavior in mind. The team spent 400+ hours testing it, and 11 months studying dog sleeping habits. Available in three colorways (blue, gray or sand) and made with super-strong bonded microfibers, this bed can handle all your pooch’s scratching, nuzzling and drooling.
This set of 10 brightly colored pencils—all number two graphite—comes complete with compliments on them, for days when you’re feeling insecure, have a case of writers’ block or just need a little boost. Emblazoned with phrases like, “Yes You Totally Can” and “You’re a Total Champ,” the pencils also have erasers attached—but the positive vibes mean you won’t get too down on yourself if you make a mistake.
Designed by Sabina Gibson, this peach-colored Stegosaurus is much smaller, cuter and cuddlier than the real thing. Made for kids aged three and up, the jurassic creature has a wool felt body and polyester filling—so s/he is snuggly. Available on its own, or as a set of four (along with a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Brachiosaurus and Triceratops) this little pal will encourage tots to use their imagination and maybe even learn about the prehistorical world.