Meet Nat

Meet Nat

Posted on May 15, 2019

Natalia Martinez wanted this post to start with one important (to her) thing: She’s “Nat” to friends, which means she hopes she’ll be “Nat” to you. Born and raised in Mexico City, Nat always felt a little “different”. When most of her buddies were singing along to New Kids On The Block, she was likely […]

Meet Bill

Meet Bill

Posted on May 15, 2019

© Heaven McArthur Though we may make a little fun of him for his similarities to Ross Geller (the character from Friends), Bill Parsons is also a Cat Whisperer (his gentle demeanor and understanding of feline behavior make him a favorite new buddy to kitties of all backgrounds), banjo player, and ancestry.com geek. Seriously though, […]

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Posted on May 14, 2019

Hey! Hi! Hola! We’re glad to meet you here. It’s been an interesting journey for us. One that’s been shaped by the life-altering power of that one dog. The one that flipped our world on its heels. The one we’ve got tattooed on our skin. That one dog we can’t speak of without our throats […]

The Moon – a Halloween theme photoshoot

The Moon – a Halloween theme photoshoot

Posted on Oct 31, 2018

Our favorite season is back! And with it, the 6th year in a row for our Halloween Passion Project. We had toyed around with a few different ideas to bring to life this year, which is good because that means we will be pre-prepared with ideas for future pieces. This particular one had been hanging […]

In Celebration of National Mutt Day

In Celebration of National Mutt Day

Posted on Jul 31, 2018

A day that celebrates diversity, individuality, and uniqueness? That’s something we can get behind. With the help of 11 one-of-a-kind dogs and their humans, and with 9 beautiful one-of-a-kind urban murals as a backdrop, we created this short little film to celebrate National Mutt Day. To all our beloved mutts, and their people; to all […]

To Earth (Day), with Love

To Earth (Day), with Love

Posted on Apr 22, 2018

Earth. Our glorious and delicate little blue planet. Our greatest playground and the scenery for every adventure we go on with our dogs (and cats). It’s only fitting, then; to celebrate Earth Day with a little passion film we created with the help of great friends. Oh, and Here’s to women in the great outdoors! […]

SCOUT AND ABOUT: from sketchbook to trail with P.L.A.Y.

SCOUT AND ABOUT: from sketchbook to trail with P.L.A.Y.

Posted on Mar 22, 2018

We here at The Labs have built a lovely partnership throughout the years with P.L.A.Y. It has been a wonderful experience to see them and be a part of helping them grow their brand and product line. Scout and About started with a simple pattern I had illustrated for a durable fabric that was water […]

Insta Organizing for Visual People (and a handy free template!)

Insta Organizing for Visual People (and a handy free template!)

Posted on Feb 1, 2018

  Do you ever look at gorgeous Instagram feeds and wonder “how do they make it look so pretty and cohesive?” The secret is organization and a little planning. But that sounds boring, and we are all visual people, right? This is where our Instabrandguide comes in. To make the most of this tool, we […]

“They’re here.”- a Halloween theme photoshoot

“They’re here.”- a Halloween theme photoshoot

Posted on Oct 30, 2017

Hello Halloween fans! It has been a spooky year to say the least, with all the current events taking place around the world, wouldn’t you say? In spite of reality often being scarier than fantasy, year five of our Halloween theme passion project could not go unmarked. So, here we are. This year, we pay […]

30 Lessons Learned from the Dogs I’ve Loved

30 Lessons Learned from the Dogs I’ve Loved

Posted on May 4, 2017

That saying by Orhan Pamuk, you know the one: “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” I find it to be very true in my daily work and life with dogs (and cats, they speak too). But I find that a keen sense of observation is the best way to hear what […]