8 Ways Dogs Help You Design
Need to shake up a room, find a couch or go paperless? Here are some ideas to chew on
Molly Brandenburg October 1, 2012
Houzz Contributor. I started drawing as a child, from the time I could pick up a pen, and my father and mother encouraged my interest in art. My father, a physician and WWII veteran (flight navigator in Europe) was also a painter who was passionate about his art. He and my mom were also great fans of the work of New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber, so I grew up surrounded by his books and art. My Dad showed me the work of classical artists and told me never to give up and never to compromise my vision. I also had the privilege of studying animation and character design with the late Joe Ranft, of Pixar Animation and Mike Giamio of the Disney Studios. I'm proud to have my cartoons featured on Houzz.com
Houzz Contributor. I started drawing as a child, from the time I could pick up a... More
Our canine companions are known for loyalty, fidelity, furriness and an unconditional love that is like no other. Yet dogs are also extremely helpful home fixer-uppers! They can help you figure out what size couch to buy or provide the right pattern to highlight a new carpet or chair. Here are a few design elements they bring to a room.