The Pets of Earthbound

We’re super excited about our new Pet Portraits line of 18″ x 18″ canvas wall art! Of course, these are the pets of 4 of us here at the Earthbound office, so we might be a little biased. There’s a bit of a running debate over whose pet will end up on the most walls across the country. What do you say? Which dog or cat is heading home with you on canvas art? Read more about Scarlett, Snoop, Trajan and Cappie to help you pick! At $14.97 each, why not take them all home?

 

Scarlett - Chihuahua Canvas Art

Scarlett - Chihuahua

Scarlett is a nine-year-old Chihuahua living in Texas, but she’s originally from Florida. She is named after Scarlett O’Hara from “Gone with the Wind”. Most people call her Scar-Jo, Chi-Chi or Chuppy (short for Chupacabra).

Scarlett loves to show off her toy collection by taking each toy out of its home and then parading it around for all to see. Look but don’t touch though, because she doesn’t do “fetch”! She also loves laying in the sun and rolling in anything that smells bad. Her absolute favorite thing to do is snuggle, especially when there’s a blanket!

Scarlett grew up idolizing the greats like Gidget, the Taco Bell Chihuahua, and Ren, from Ren and Stempy. When asked what it meant to her to be part of Earthbound’s canvas wall art collection and to potentially gain Chihuahua stardom… she paused, gazed up to the heavens, shed a single tear and said, “I guess dreams do come true.”

P.S. Yes, she’s aware she has a giant tooth that sticks out. No, you cannot use it as a bottle/can opener.

 

Snoop - Cat Canvas Art

Snoop - Cat

Snoop (a.k.a Snoop Doggy Dogg) is an American Shorthair hailing from Austin, Texas. He currently weighs in at 17 lbs and maintains his fighting weight with frequent laser pointer chases. He is 0-4 and his next match is August 1st with the cheeky Russian Blue two houses over.

When not in training, Snoop enjoys the finer points of furniture design and is well-known for his unique, upholstery shredding technique. A Taurus with Capricorn rising, there is nothing better to Snoop than a relaxing night at home with a little catnip.

Snoop is very happy to be featured in Earthbound’s cool, new line of Pet Portraits. On the question of which will sell better: cat or dog portraits, Snoop was quoted as saying, “Plz cee tha internetz. Kthxbai.”

P.S. As you may have already deduced, Snoop Dogg’s name is somewhat misleading. In reality, his favorite rappers are Sir Dzl and Q-Tip.

 

Trajan - Great Dane Canvas Art

Trajan - Great Dane

Trajan is a middle-aged, blue Great Dane, who would like it very much if you would stop trying to cuddle with him while he sleeps on his twin size mattress. Sleeping is serious business where Great Danes are concerned. Trajan originally hails from Missouri, and his name hails from Rome. At about 150 pounds, Trajan outweighs most of the residents of his home in Suburbia, Texas. He loves resting all 150 pounds on the back of his humans’ legs, and seeing if they’ll collapse.

Trajan spends his days sleeping, waking the humans up very eagerly, having all of his toys stolen by a bully Great Dane/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix named Gus, sleeping, playing tug-of-war with Gus, sleeping, staring at the very harried cat who stays out of his reach, playing tug-of-war with a human, sleeping, conning the humans into providing belly rubs, barking at potential threats like people walking on the sidewalk, eating, sleeping and grooming his duck stuffed animal (the only toy he won’t allow Gus to steal).

Trajan was asked for a comment on how he feels about his canvas art debut, but he rolled over and went back to sleep. His humans are undeniably excited though.

 

Cappie - Pekingese Canvas Art

Cappie - Pekingese

Ms. Caprica Liu Chu, aka Cappiechu, aka Cappie is a three year old Pekingese living in Dallas, TX with her owners Joey & Justin. She is quite the happy, fluffy, perky little peke. Her day pretty much is dominated by napping, playing with stuffed toys that look like mice, and chewing on her rawhide bone. She loves to grab the toy mice by the tail and throw them around in the air. It’s really quite entertaining to watch.

We believe Cappie was a cat in another life. She enjoys sitting in the window sill watching everything go by and of course playing with “mice”. Bath time is a real treat because she gets the hair dryer afterwards. That’s pretty much the highlight of the week for her…letting her luxurious hair blow around. You can follow Cappie on Instagram @cappiechu where she is pretty much a big deal.

She is quite proud to be immortalized on canvas by Earthbound Trading Co. and cannot wait to be hanging in every home in America!

Curiosity Shop: An Interview with the Buyer

“Eclectic, quirky and unique” is how our home decor buyer, Justin, describes the newly launched Curiosity Shop. We’re in love with this collection so we couldn’t wait to ask Justin how it came to be!

Q: Tell us how you came up with the Curiosity Shop collection!

A: “About two years ago we were finding items on our buying trips that we loved, but did not know how they would necessarily fit with our ‘hand crafted / hippie home decor’ vibe we always try and bring across. These items presented a quirky, sometimes dark and mysterious vibe to them that I could not get out of my head. I knew I NEEDED to bring these to our customers.

The idea of a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ is certainly not a new idea, and that was the description that popped into my head. We finally launched our first Curiosity Shop in May of 2012 to very positive results. We then continued with a second round that October that presented the same quirky vibe, but with a dash of Halloween thrown in to the mix. This latest round of curiosities I think is definitely the most successful to date, as well as my personal favorite.”

 Curiosity Shop Window Display

Q: What about this new story makes it your favorite?

A: “This was the first time we really tried to bring strong colors into the mix. The three colorful globes were one of the initial inspiration pieces when putting this third story together. I absolutely love these globes!  From there everything fell into place so easily it was scary!

I also wanted a strong presence of octopus motif. This had been a growing customer request and I knew this was the perfect story to go octopi crazy.  The bird claw metal candle sticks are another personal favorite. And that pewter jelly fish?!? I mean come on!”

Curiosity Shop Jellyfish & Octopus
Q: What do you hope customers take away from Curiosity Shop?

A: “I want customers to feel like they got lost for a second within the ‘cabinet of curiosities’. I want them to do a double take more than a few times. The products echo this feeling and at such a great value and quality.”

Q: What’s next for Curiosity Shop?

A: “Great question! I think there are new stories to tell within the shop. We will continue with our core items that everyone must have always, but will continue to bring in new and intriguing treasures. My personal theme is ‘Expect the Unexpected’.  This is most definitely true for Curiosity Shop! You never know what may show up at your local Earthbound!”

 

Thanks Justin! Everyone, be sure to check out the result of Justin’s hard work on our Curiosity Shop collection! You can also go behind the scenes on the collection’s photo shoot, or learn more about Deep Ellum, the Dallas neighborhood that was perfect for the shoot!

Singing Bowl

Singing Bowl

Singing bowls were originally used by Buddhist monks for meditation and religious ceremonies, and are also now used worldwide for music, relaxation, and personal well-being. Play a singing bowl by striking it or rubbing the wooden mallet along its surface to create a continuous, harmonic sound. Our singing bowl set also comes with a mala for counting mantras, and a plush pillow for the bowl to rest on. [$39.95]