At the recent 2018 Coverings show, we got the chance to play with PUPPIES! The Tile Council of North America and 14 of its member companies celebrated a special program in which custom dog houses were designed and built using forms donated by Wedi and the Tile Council of North America.
The 14 charming dog houses were displayed in the Art Tile Courtyard during Coverings before they were donated to the Homeless Pets Foundation. The organization, founded by local veterinarian Dr. Michael Good, is dedicated to finding forever homes for cats and dogs in Atlanta-area animal shelters and promoting the benefits of pet ownership.
And on the day KBB was there, we got to hang out with four puppies who were part of the courtyard experience. Having been a volunteer with Atlanta-area animal shelters for about seven years now, this initiative was near and dear to my heart, and I never get tired of petting and playing with puppies, kittens and their adult counterparts.
American Wonder Porcelain designed a dog house to emulate the black and white trend that is popular in the surfacing industry. Titled “A Vision in Black & White,” the house features basket weave, penny round, octagon, hexagon and curve mosaics in the two popular shades.
Lunada Bay Tile’s “Modern Barkitecture” was inspired by a design-loving dog and features the architectural shapes of Ka-nu Keel ceramic tile in Harbor Blue, which features a subtly pearlized glaze. The front and back walls are a combination of Ka-nu Buoy Mosaic in Sandbar, Harbor Blue and Sea Kelp, and the house is trimmed in Ka-nu Plank in Sea Kelp.