Friday, December 28, 2012

Poodle Time Has A New Home

Hello, We have news. Poodle Time is now on it's own. If you read The Journal for Poodle Time articles, please click here to find our new home. 
There will be new articles every week and the process has already started of moving all the archived articles over. 

We are excited about this new opportunity to bring more information about care, well being, and of course the cultural side of Poodles and their friends. If there is anything you would like us to bring attention to in our new blog (news, new products, etc.) let us know. 

Terri, Sophia, and Niko

What do you think about our new header?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas From Poodle Time

Merry Christmas 
 I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas. And here is to a new year that is full of hope, love and charity. 

Terri, Sophia, and Niko

Monday, December 17, 2012

Alvin Lustig and Mid-Century Modernism

Incantation. Designed by Alvin Lustig, 1947. Printed cotton
Alvin Lustig was a mid-century designer who worked in so many disciplines he is hard to pigeonhole. I opened up the post with a piece of fabric but am going to include a variety of designs showing mastery in different disciplines. 

Lustig was born in 1915 and died in 1955. He attended the Los Angeles School of Art and did a brief stint with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin East. Richard Neutra and Phillip Johnson could be counted among his friends. He and his wife had studios in California and New York. In the 50's he moved to Israel in an effort to establish strong modern design in the infant country. Unfortunately, he passed away before this plan could really be carried out. 

Lustig's strongest contribution was in book cover illustration and was highly sought after for illustrating novels. Along with this he designed fabric, furniture, and interiors. An in-depth study of Lustig can be found here if further investigated is wanted. 


A Selection of Book Covers designed by Alvin Lustig

Segmented lounge chair by Alvin Lustig for Paramount Furniture-1951

Custom Standing Light for Edgardo Contini 1949

Black and white study for a fabric design, 1940's 

Alvin Lustig in his California studio

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Poodle Time! Deck The Tree With Poodles

Most of our trees are up, so this week I went on a Poodle ornament hunt across the Internet. Here's just a small amount of what I discovered.

This is my favorite. Why?-because you can make it at home. I found a wonderful blog for do it yourself things for dogs.-Sew Doggie Style

This ornament is already sold but I think the Etsy shop owner
will make ornaments on request (probably after Christmas) and maybe with 

you dog's portrait.The shop's name is TreePets,

Love this little brown Poodle ornament. He is made by a small company (ArcherEnterprisess) along with many other dog breed ornaments. 

You can find all kinds of dogs hiding in teacups at "My Favorite Holiday Store".

Pick your color-but the black is already sold out for this year.
These can be found at Trendy Tree.

And I saved this beauty for the end. It is the elusive ornament-I can't
really find a direct store to get it from-but it's
so beautiful, I had to put it in.

I could go on and on with the ornaments. If you start looking around you will see what I mean. Have a great decorating week.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Franz Marc-The Horse Paintings

This week is a Part II for Franz Marc. I am going to explore the horse paintings a little more. If you need a short review of Frans Marc, see my earlier post.

Today's Gallery

Large Lenggries, 1910

Horse In A Landscape

Large Blue Horses

Grazing Horses

Tower Of Horses, 1913

Horse and Dog

I have few posters in our house. But I made an exception for Grazing Horses. This painting has been my #1 favorite for years. When I redesigned and made a dining area in our Ranch House, there was no question as to what painting or poster of a painting to put on the wall.

Dining Area

Friday, December 7, 2012

Poodle Time! Christmas Greetings

I am about to send out a few Christmas cards. In reflection of this, I have rounded up a few vintage cards. Some can't be found anywhere. Some can be bought on Ebay for a price and a few vintage looking cards can be  purchase from a couple of Internet companies.

(which means even if you love it, you still can't
get it. )

Vintage Cards on Ebay
(which means they can be yours for a price)

Buy Now at $3.99

Buy now at $19.99 or best offer
Buy Now  for $6.99

Current Vintage Looking and Modern Cards From Current Companies
(which means that they are pretty affordable)

Zazzle and Cafe Press both have a nice selection of cards. Here are a couple of samples. 

A sample from Zazzle-there are many more. I
will have to say that I am partial to this one
because of the different color of Poodles
that are featured.

A sample from Cafe Press-again there are more Poodle cards to choose from.

A Little Shopping Extra

We like helping all rescues. Sophia and Niko get things from Col. Potter Cairn Rescue. To help raise money, Cornel Potter has a nice
 little shop on Ebay. Stop by and see if you would like to buy a gift for your favorite (or favorites) fur baby.  

Just a Few of the things you can find at Col. Potter's

If anyone has other Etsy or Ebay sites that support rescue efforts and items are animal oriented, please let me know and I 
will share them at Poodle Time. 

Sophia is always ready for nite-nite on Christmas Eve wearing
her jammies from Col. Potter