Take a Look At Majestic Pooch Palaces Made for a Charity Auction
This month, pet charity Blue Cross, US-based Outdoor Arts Foundation, and photographer Drew Gardner are teaming up for a charity auction the likes of which we’ve never seen before. In an effort to raise funds for pets in need, the BowWow Haus London (the name of the collaboration mentioned above) commissioned designers, architects, and celebrities to create bespoke kennels for charity.
While the charitable nature of the auction is reason enough for attention, it’s the unique dog homes that are stealing the headlines. And with good cause: some of these kennels are truly out of this world.
Like this “castle kennel” encrusted in over 20,000 individual pieces of costume jewelry, made by Florida artist Eileen Goldenberg.
Or the whimsical Pooch Palace by Tamara Froud, a doggie house that looks like it belongs in a surrealists art exhibition, with the 3D mosaic adorning the unique shape of this bespoke kennel.
Of course, I wouldn’t dare to skip this completely crazy design: “a cake-themed kennel made out of pearlescent white tile with hand-crafted flowers and icing made out of plaster” made by Florida artist Jeff Monsein of Splat Paint.
The extravagant, over-the-top designs are not the only type this auction has to offer, though. Pet parents who are looking for a more streamlined, futuristic look for their pet’s kennel will probably love the Zaha Hadid’s Cloud.
And for a modern yet edgy look, there’s the gold chrome egg-shaped kennel from FT Architects of London.
Of course, this type of doggie products is reserved for the pet parent with a deeper pocket, as owning designer pieces always comes with a hefty price tag. However, with auctions, all bets are off, so if you’re willing to try your chances for charity, go for it! If you’re curious to see more of the luxurious kennel designs, make sure to visit the auction’s website (you won’t regret it, trust me, not a single kennel design is boring).
A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.
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