What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?



Pijuan Design Workshop

Today, I have a big work deadline, and my brain just refuses to produce blog words. Stress sometimes does this to me. Don’t worry. It will be fine.

Recently, I heard about an annual designer doghouse show in Austin, Texas (where else?), and I wanted to write about it. But who needs words when you can have pictures? So here’s a fun roundup of innovative, beautiful, unexpected dog house and dog furniture designs, some from the show, some not.

You can check out the Barkitecture Austin show on Instagram.

I promise my words will be back tomorrow.

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KEEP AUSTIN WOOF tomorrow and check us out at Fair Market! FREE and FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! . The doghouses look AMAZING, the weather is PERFECT, and our amazing beneficiaries, Emancipet Greater Austin, Bastrop Animal Rescue, and Meals on Wheels Central Texas' PALS Program will be on hand with pooches, volunteer opportunities and more! . Several other amazing partners will also be on hand making this FREE event possible and way too much fun: . Our friends at Tito's Handmade Vodka will be out with a puppy kissing booth, so come THIRSTY since the #vodkafordogpeople cocktail menu looks AMAZING with greyhounds, hair of the dog bloody marys, and more! (We will also have craft beer and other options and proceeds go to our cause!) . Halloween pet portraits from our homies at ZilkerBark! (register here: . Topo Chico USA will be on hand with samples and giveaways! . Face-painting and ballon animals for the kiddos from Texas' Party Business! . AWESOME munchies from Pueblo Viejo, Steel City Pops, Ranch Hand, and The Happy Lobster – ATX! (proceeds go to our cause!) . Dogstume contest with a grand prize of FREE CANES FOR A YEAR from Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers #onelove (register here: . Our fabulous SILENT AUCTION, presented by Patten Law Firm, will have all kinds fo goodies, including an amazing HANS PILS GIFT BASKET from our friends at Ben E. Keith Beverages! . Take a selfie with THE CHIEF from Firehouse Animal Health Center – Westlake! . Chill on our BARK LOUNGE presented by Interior Define – Austin! They will be raffling away some AWESOME pieces! . Healthy Pet will be on hand with all kinds of cool stuff! . Austin Subaru will be showing off some new wheels your pup is SURE to love too! . SEE YOU TOMORROW and SPREAD THE WORD! . KEEP AUSTIN WOOF!

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “Barkitecture

  1. How do people think of this?? The tennis ball house–what a hoot! Eggnog the bulldog–so adorable. Woof! Great post, Donna.

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  2. When I first saw your post title I thought of tree houses, not dog kennels! 🙂

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  3. Love this! post – woof woof ! 🐶 Thanks for sharing Donna.

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  4. Very creative but not sure Babe would go for any of them….she prefers the chair in my bedroom. I do like the one under the stairs a lot.

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    • Isn’t that darling? When we were rebuilding our house after the hurricane, we had an opportunity to put a cat bed under the stairs for Henry VIII, our giant Maine Coon. In the end, we figured he would rather be in us anyway, so we instead built a tiny bookcase. It’s cute, but it’s no under-stairs pet house!

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  5. How wonderful! These are just so amazing. There are lots of pampered pooches out there.

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  6. My dog sleeps in bed with me. She would be insulted if I sent her outside to a dog house. With that said, I think all of them are great, cute and wonderful. Hal

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  7. These dog houses are obviously super adorable but there is also some pretty nifty architectural design too. I love the one with the pentagon door in particular but my favourite is the under stairs nook.

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  8. So fun. On my grumpy days I say the world would be a better place with more dogs and less people. I’ve known a few dogs who would have been driven absolutely crazy with the tennis ball house!

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