Dogs and Their Designers Video

When Susanna and I thought we might like to do a year end video celebrating dogs and their designers (as Steven Gambrel so cleverly put it), emails went out and within a few hours we had responses from most, all enthusiastic to participate. Several with scheduling conflicts sent in photos just to be part of the fun.

Dogs and their designersWe even thought of doing a west coast version but as we realized our fervor had perhaps overtaken practicality, we settled on local locations, but have included shots sent from some L.A. friends as well. So please join us as we visit with designers at home and in their offices to pay tribute to their personal passions for their pets.

While we filmed both in Connecticut and in New York City, there was one day when we traveled from upper Madison Avenue to the heart of the West Village to capture seven designers and their pets on video. All welcomed us graciously into their apartments, brownstones and offices to share their devotion to their dogs. Thank you one and all – it is a testament to your beloved pooches that we are able to share this today! Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

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32 Responses to Dogs and Their Designers Video

  1. I am completely devoted to my blue Standard “Jones”–who loves great design and rock n’ roll–“Sympathy for the Devil” being his favorite song and which he sings from the very first note. What would we do without our guys? Great Post!!

  2. Elle says:

    This is a classic! What a creative, heart-warming and inspiring piece. Love the Happy Birthday Singing Trio. I see an adoption in my future….

  3. MC Mayoral says:

    You ROCK!!!
    One of the best posts I have ever read. Priceless!!!
    I didn’t want it to end…please do the West coast version.
    All the best for 2014!!!

  4. I love your video. I’m sending the link to my daughter who is in her first year of Vet school. Of course she has a dog too, a rescue. As adorable as they come.

    Happy 2014!

  5. Jayne says:

    I loved it! Especially the great rendition of Happy Birthday!

  6. Shelley says:

    True treat! Unique fun for all and every second.

    A must for every year!

  7. franki says:

    Very RL!! HAPPY 2014! franki

  8. TrimQueen says:

    Brilliant! Oh Stacey and Susanna, my Woodgy is napping next to me on a chaise lounge as I watch this, it brings me to happy tears of gratitude and joy. Happy New Year!

  9. What a spectacular end to a year of great video’s. What’s that saying..”the nicest people are those that own a dog”. Is this not the truth! It is heartwarming on this rainy, cold New Years Eve to see some of my favorite designers share their love for their 4 legged family member(s). Now my dog insists on living in a chicer home!

    Happy New Year Stacey & Susanna.

  10. Teresa Person says:

    Love, love, love, this post…. As a designer and dog (and cat too) lover … I often get asked “how do you have all these lovely things in your home and animals too… A lab with a sweeping tail and a cat who has walked on every shelf (without breaking a thing) I always tell them it’s not a beautiful home w/o the spirit and love of these precious creatures… I thank God everyday for giving them to us… Happy New Year to all and your pets, teresa

  11. Oh my… at a time when I am deeply sad missing Billy, this little GEM has brought smiles and laughter. I adored every moment of this video. Just GREAT!!! Happy New Year!! ox

  12. Love this video in salute to dogs! They are the perfect home and life accessory. Bravo and Happy New Year!

  13. Cindy White says:

    The most entertaining post ever!
    Here’s to 2014 – Happy New Year!

  14. Judy Shepherd says:

    Thank You so much for including our furry babies as part of your design post! Sometimes I see picture perfect rooms/houses, but without a little fur in the corners, it’s just not home :)

  15. Barbara Granett says:

    Thank you for this lovey video. Made my day!! Great way to end the year and please do West Coast too. Happy New Year.

  16. Holly Stuart says:

    Best blog post ever! Completely made my day as I watched it with my lab, Maddie. The love of a dog is perfection! Thank you and happy new year to you both.

  17. Lori says:

    What a joyful post! Made me immediately hunt down my little guy for some puppy kisses. Thanks for a great start to 2014 Stacey!


    love your blog, always waiting to see what is coming:)
    best wishes to everybody!

  19. Barbara says:

    Brava! Great images, and the joy between dog and person is so touching to see. Stacey, Susanna and friends, you have a really compelling book idea here! Seriously. Imagine the amazing launch party…

  20. lisa porter says:

    Oh, Stacey I just loved this! Perfect timing too. For the very first time since May, you’ve made me smile inside and celebrate the wonderful life that we had with our Gracie girl.
    Happy, Happy New Year, and Thank You to Susanna as well!
    xo Lisa

  21. Helen says:

    What kind of dog is the cutie pie that belongs to Alex P.?

  22. I’m in the process of adopting a dog. This video has me so excited! Happy New Year Stacy!

  23. Jbwartworks says:

    Ode to the love of our dogs. Thank you Quintessence. Happy 2014

  24. Michael Caputo says:

    I already adored your blog but what grand fun to begin the new year! A most ‘Happy New Year’ and continued success; keep up the amazing work!

  25. Weeping at the amazingness of this vid! Fave moments: Sailor aboard the boat looking so proud! Carolyne Roehm surrounded by K9 fabulousness! Teddy singing Happy Birthday! Charlie’s camera stare! Just that best. Thanks and Happy Cuddly New Year!

  26. Patricia says:

    Thank you so much for making this video! I cannot begin to tell you how much we enjoyed it. Our Chihuahua, Reno, is having his morning siesta, but we’ll share it with him when he joins us again. Thank you, thank you, thank you…

  27. Patti says:

    Love. Love. Love.
    I couldn’t stop smiling throughout the entire video! What a charming subject for a blog/vlog!
    Happy New Year!
    -Patti & Aggie

  28. Sarah Eilers says:

    Loved this video, thank you for sharing. We have 2 rescue pups. We found Emma, a Wheated Terrier mix, at the SPCA. We loved her so much that we searched for another Wheaten and discovered the Wheaten Terrier rescue group in Kansas. We adopted Reese soon after.
    Happy New Year!

  29. This was fabulous! I had to share!

  30. Linda says:

    Love it! We just adopted our rescue pup named Nevers and he is a total love. After loosing our two previous dogs within 2 years of one another I didn’t think I could possibly ever heal my broken heart but this little guy is doing quite a good job and it’s only been 3 weeks.

  31. Erica says:

    Fantastic! I loved every minute of it. And I’m sharing it with friends in Italy so they understand this American woman they are manufacturing a line of luxe collars and leashes for isn’t so crazy after all. Thank you and happy new year!

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