Swing into spring
When they — whoever they are — talk about “a dog’s life,” could they possibly mean the adorable pet swing beds we spied in Home Goods and on Amazon? While they wouldn’t be big enough for more than a pet, they’re fine enough to make us wish we could crawl into bed with one.
On April 6, Thames & Hudson will publish “Magnum Dogs,” a collection of canine photography, with images selected from the Magnum Photos archive.
Bringing together a diverse selection of images that showcase man’s best friend through the skill of Magnum’s photographers, the book features some 180 photographs of dogs from around the world and highlights the depth of their relationships with humans. Since the Magnum photo agency was founded eight decades ago, dogs have found their way into some of the collection’s most captivating images – from immaculately coiffed show dogs captured in wryly observed photography by the likes of Martin Parr and Harry Gruyaert to privileged, intimate glimpses of the four-legged confidants of Hollywood stars, as seen through the lenses of Eve Arnold and Dennis Stock. Whether depicting pampered pooches lounging in Parisian apartments or beloved family dogs, these images offer insight into the universal human bond with canines.
A good horse tale
You may know Sarah Maslin Nir from “Unvarnished,” her Pulitzer Prize-nominated New York Times exposé of the nail salon industry and her reporting on the early Covid outbreak in New Rochelle. (She contracted the virus and has recovered.) But she’s also “Horse Crazy,” as suggested by the title of her recent Simon & Schuster book, out in paperback this summer. It’s partly the memoir of how she overcame the challenges of living in the big city with the help of some equine friends, but it’s also the story trainers, riders and collectors of horse memorabilia who found in their fleet companions a metaphor for wholeness.
For more, visit simonandschuster.com.
A diet of ‘vleather’ goods
We have found the perfect products to slake our thirst for notebooks, planners, agendas and card and tablet cases, to name a few, without feeding our leather guilt. It’s NOTIQ, a collection of vegan leather — should that be vleather? — goods created by Nigerian-born Vivien Jade, who is using her company to increase the business skills of the women in her native country and in Uganda.
The Spring Collection features work accessories in Bliss (a sky blue) and Lush (a deep green). And while we’re partial to our Bliss planner, which comes in a nice little pouch, we now have our eye on a croco blush set that includes a 15-each case that would be perfect for our laptop. Our business accessories wants never end and, thanks to NOTIQ and Jade, they never have to.
For more, visit notiq.com.