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Houndstooth Dogtent: For The Most Discerning Pup

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On February 23, 2009 @ 5:00 pm In Modern Pets,New York City,Sustainable Materials | 8 Comments

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Most dogs feel slighted while camping. Humans get fancy, engineered tents to crawl inside and stay warm, cozy, and out of the elements. Some dogs get a bed roll [2] and a toy, but lucky dogs get a luxurious Houndstooth Dogtent [3] made by John Santos, founder of New York-based graphic design studio Common Space [4]. This dogtent is collapsible, made from biodegradable plastic [5] and will make your pup more stylish out-of-doors than you.

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Common Space teamed up with Matt Penrose to compete in the annual design/build camping trip hosted by apparel brand F.S.C. [6].This year’s theme was to design something that took the “roughing” out of “roughing it.” Since dogs are often overlooked in the great outdoors, the Common Space/Penrose design team thought that a a stylish A-frame dog tent would elevate their experience.

The tent pieces come rolled up in a handy satchel. Upon removal, the individual plastic pieces are fitted together to form a houndstooth patterned tent cover, with a smaller houndstooth pattern on the inside. This is then draped over bamboo poles. Did we mention it’s made from biodegradable plastic [7]? Hopefully it will survive a downpour [8]. Check out the pics below to see it put together.

+ Common Space [3]

Via Dwell Blog [9]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/23/biodegradeable-houndstooth-dog-tent/

[2] bed roll: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/20/ruff-wear-eco-sensitive-dog-gear/

[3] Houndstooth Dogtent: http://commonspace.fm/HoundstoothDogtent.html

[4] Common Space: http://commonspace.fm/

[5] biodegradable plastic: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/18/is-it-green-biodegradable-credit-card/

[6] F.S.C.: http://www.freemanssportingclub.com/

[7] biodegradable plastic: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/10/13/spudware-cutlery-made-from-potatoes/

[8] downpour: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/09/the-brelli-sustainable-styles-100-biodegradable-umbrella/

[9] Dwell Blog: http://www.dwell.com/daily/blog/39504382.html

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