The Animal Issue: Vogue Italia Presents an Issue Dedicated to The Beauty of The Animal World

According to Emanuele Farneti, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue: “Like this time last year, we have decided to dedicate the January issue to the environment, once again coinciding with the publication of the charter of values signed by the editors-in-chief of Vogue from all over the world.”

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“This time we wanted to let animals take over our physical and digital space. It is an invitation to refocus on the natural world after months spent at home, drawing our attention back to the environmental emergency that has been made no less urgent by the tragedy of the pandemic, and highlighting a lesson from the year that has just ended: quite simply, that the world does not revolve around humans.”

“Starting with the rich set of covers, we chose not to offer a consoling and domestic image of natural life. Instead, our portrayal is as plural as possible. And when necessary it’s disquieting, sometimes even threatening. This issue of lambs and wolves, of panthers and mice challenges the illusion of an anthropocentric world, as in the moral fable on this issue and in the many reports and stories that unfold page after page. Animals do not exist for our purpose, nor as a function of what we would like them to be. It is almost too simple to stress how much we’ve been reminded of this by the effects of coronavirus, by the way it came into existence and how it has impacted our lives, freeing up spaces that wildlife has at least temporarily reclaimed for itself. And it seems almost too obvious that the fashion industry, like any other economic activity, must ask itself where the limits lie in the exploitation of natural resources, and what prospects are offered by technological progress.”

“After all, at this turning point in our age, it’s worth remembering that throughout history our efforts to understand and define ourselves as humans have always been closely bound to the way we see and depict animals – from rock carvings to ancient bestiaries, from the development of the arts and sciences to legends of every latitude and cabinets of curiosities, right down to the riot of puppies and fanciful digital creatures on social media. In our decisions affecting the future of the planet, animals will be the first and only judges called on to deliver the verdict.

As an age-old Asian proverb says, the true measure of a mountain’s greatness is not its height, but whether it is sufficiently enchanting to attract dragons.”













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People Spend Quarantine by Making Tiny Crochet Couches For Their Cats

While most people turn to Netflix during the lockdown, others unleash their creativity. It’s time to show the world your crocheting skills and join these fine people. If you aren’t sure that you will be able to pull this off, you should check out Crochet Kitty Couches pamphlet on Amazon.

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This Artist Creates Mesmerizing Mugs With Tiny Animals ‘Living’ In Them, And Her Instagram Followers Love It

Cups and mugs are some of the best things you can ever get as a gift for someone: it doesn’t require a huge investment, whether financially or emotionally, it’s both beautiful and practical, and, most importantly, it shows that you care.

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The only difficulty will be choosing the right one. So, make it special—special like one of these mugs with tiny animal sculptures embedded into the side, making it not only beautiful but also adorable.

Self-taught ceramicist and artist Brooke Knippa of the AP Curiosities Art Studio crafts adorably intricate mugs that include various wildlife etched into the side, not only making people smile, but also inevitably making the drinking experience cosier.




























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Bored Quarantined People Have Started Scanning Cats

Got lots of free time during the Coronavirus lockdown? Got a cat? Got a scanner? The choice is clear! h/

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Dog Tags are Always Useful and Sometimes Hilarious

Dog ID tags have a very practical use and we encourage every owner to get one for their pet. If they ever get lost, the first thing a stranger will check is the pet’s collar for an ID tag. Now once you’ve provided a way for someone to contact you, there’s plenty of real estate to brighten someone’s day and put a smile on their face! Below is a small gallery of funny dog tags with varying levels of...

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3D Printed T-Rex Arms For Chicken Cosplay

If you haven’t heard about it yet, you will now. Chickens are the closest living relative to the T-Rex. That’s right the mighty fearsome Tyrannosaurs has evolved into a chicken. You thought those tiny arms were ridiculous. Well, look at him now. h/t: sadanduseless Twitter user Just Jon Nah fired up his 3D printer and gave his pet chicken these beautiful T-Rex arms. If you are looking for reason to...

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Artist Creates Whimsical Illustrations Where Animals Become Puns

Illustrator and concept artist Piper Thibodeau has been creating what she calls a “daily painting” every day since November 2012. With this series, Thibodeau is going for the whimsical: friendly-looking creatures and puns, and the illustrations are as surprising as they’re cute! “I really enjoy focusing on optimism in my work, particularly during these hard times, and if my work manages to add a...

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2021 “Goats In Trees” Calendar Is Finally Here!

You can call them silly goats if you like, but these groups of goats are wise. In arid regions like Morocco, nimble goats go where vegetation is plentiful-to treetops. Witness: Goats in Trees. Baaaah! Goat lovers will delight in this square wall calendar. More: Amazon...

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World’s Greatest Gallery of Dogs Standing On Mushrooms

This kind of high-quality relevant content is exactly the reason why Al Gore invented the Internet back in the 1980s. Enjoy! h/

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2021 Social Justice Kittens Calendar Is Here!

Artist Sean Tejaratchi, creator of Crap Hound and the online LiarTownUSA blog returns with Kittens who will delight and amuse. This is a full-color, 12” x 12” grid-style wall calendar featuring kittens! Each month features a charming kitten professionally photographed in a heroic pose appropriate to a small cat defiantly speaking out on the hottest social justice issues of the day. A sassy...

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