ABOUT the designer + BRAND
In 2017, House Dogge Owner and Designer, Angela Medlin, saw an opportunity to evolve her passion project into an artisanal dog product brand. Unable to find the dog beds and accessories styles that would fit seamlessly into her relaxed (wabi sabi), minimalistic style, the self proclaimed creative problem solver unpacked the inspiration she had been collecting from years of world travel and vintage shopping to solve this dilemma.
Angela referenced her personal experiences of sharing homes with four legged family members since she was a kid. From there, she began re-imagining the look and function of dog toys, dog beds, and other pet accessories. The small batch collections consist of non-toxic veg tan leather toys and accessories, raw denim dog beds, and hand thrown dog bowls. The products are thoughtfully designed with comfort, sustainability, and modern simplicity as a priority.
Angela was equally Inspired by her pup, Wubbi, an Olde English BullDOGGE. During the development of the first products, Wubbi quickly became the brand ambassador, wear tester, and quality controller. The single brown spot on his back became iconic to the brand and to those who knew him. If you look closely at the details of the collections, you may find a nod to Wubbi's perfectly shaped spot in textile prints and graphics. House Dogge celebrates the life of this beautiful, fun loving pooch in every thoughtfully designed item. (Wubbi Buddha Butterpigge 2011-2018) #bestpupever
Angela is a lifelong creative (apparel design, art, interiors, and textiles). Her 25 year career as a professional Apparel Designer and Design Director for global companies include Nike, Adidas, The North Face, and Levi Strauss & Co. and more. The prolific creative currently runs House Dogge and is, also, the Founder of FAAS (The Functional Apparel & Accessories Studio -advanced design educational program). FAAS partners with Pensole Footwear Academy in Portland, Oregon to usher in the next generation of highly skilled, diverse product designers and creative problem solvers. For additional information, check out both brands on IG: @housedogge and @ faastudio