Unleash your inner barkitect…

I fear that last week’s Seussian link collection may have used up my yearly supply of poetic inspiration. So, we’re back to the regular format today…

  1. First up, your punny pet name: Frank Lloyd Bite.
  2. Move over, Art Vandelay. Architecture just went to the dogs. That’s right… it’s barkitecture!
  3. This one might be my favorite. I love the idea behind it.
  4. Speaking of Barkitecture, it’s also the name of a pretty cool annual festival in Austin. Sadly, it doesn’t happen in July, which is when I went to Austin last year. Anyway, check out some of the photos.
  5. Looks like there’s something similar in Houston and in California (and some other places) too. There needs to be one near me!
  6. Does your dog have a long body, but short legs? Well, you might adore these creative structures.
  7. Talk about your pampered pooches… they’re living high on the dog!
  8. Honestly though, even if we had a dog mansion, I’m pretty sure my dogs would just nap in the grass or the dirt instead when they are hanging out in the yard. That’s just how they roll.
  9. Did you know that Frank Lloyd Wright designed a dog house at the request of a young boy? It turns out, however, that FLW was not in tune with his inner canine. The boy’s dog, Eddie, was not a big fan of the work.
  10. It seems that there was once a show called Barkitecture on the DIY Network. I am intrigued… is it still on? If not, what happened to it? And how did I miss it?

You know, when I was a kid, one of our dogs used to sleep on the roof of his dog house, like Snoopy. That roof was flat, however. Snoopy’s house seems kind of pointy on top. That can’t be good for his back.

Anyway, here’s how some toy manufacturers got around that problem:

Let us never speak of that terrifyingly large Woodstock again.

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8 thoughts on “Unleash your inner barkitect…

  1. I hope you clicked through to the Architecture for Dogs website. It’s beautifully designed and some of the architects write very touchingly about their dogs.

    Oh, and it’s not just dogs that didn’t appreciate Mr. Wright’s work. He seemed intent on making things uncomfortable for his clients, including designing furniture and ceiling heights suited for his 5’6″ frame even when his client was much taller.

    As for punny designers, I’m rather fond of I.M. puPei. And of course, I love the classics, like Petruvius and Muttelangelo.
    Pamela | Something Wagging This Way Comes recently posted..Happy and Sad Go Together – Good for the Dog; Good for You

    • You got lost in my spam folder, but I just found you! :)

      I did browse the Architecture for Dogs site… so lovely.

      And yay for puns! Those are some good ones.

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