Jamie Kahn is the official photographer for distinctive and original Smucci pet beds. The newest member of the team is lucky dog, Tank, who will be modeling on larger sized Smucci beds and pet cushions by ddkdesigns,llc
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debi d kahn
Smucci pet beds & fabrics
Begin forwarded message:
> From: debi kahn
> Date: September 5, 2009 5:57:21 PM EDT
> To: Lynn Corrigan
> Subject: This is my new dog!!!
> So what did I do today? When I left the house to work out and run > errands, i never imagined I would return with a cute dog in my car!
> I was almost home, too!
> My mom called me to say that on her way to the Fulton county fair > today, she and dale hit a dog as it darted out in front of them. > This happened somewhere out in the country, out central ave by a > fresh vegetable roadside stand.
> The dog lied motionless in the middle of the road. They turned > around and went back. Two motorcyclists pulled up next to them and > said, that dog is still alive!
> My mom took the dogs head, and another motorist took the tail and > they heave hoed the lucky dog over to the side of the road by the > vegetable stand. My moms hands were bloody, but she couldn't > determine where the blood was coming from. After holding the dogs > head in her lap for 10 minutes or so, he simply sat up, then stood > up... and began walking.
> And then she called me!
> Somehow my car steered itself from temperance Michigan all the way > back down to the country road where the dog had found temporary > respite. The vegetable stand owners were planning to call the pound > on Monday!
> And so now, this dog lives at the North 90! He must think he has > actually died and gone to dog heaven! He can romp, swim, play with 2 > frisky papillions, and eat all the food his tummy can hold.
> There is no sign of injury, and not a drop of blood on him anywhere!
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> debi d kahn
> Smucci pet beds & fabrics
Incorporated into the casual and elegant style of the Smucci Bag are all of the custom Smucci fabrics in a quilted patchwork design. A little bit of K. Spade blended with C. Channel, is a good descriptor for the charming Smucci Bag.
Peanut posing only! No rides for Smucci Supermodel on this jet ski!
Leigh Bodie, Smucci Superseamstress, New Smucci team member, Ray Stoll, sewing tirelessly for Smucci shipment serves as Supermastercarpenter and to California celebs! sets up shop in his Michigan garage.
One of Ray and Lynn Stoll's adorable Yorkies sits inside a Smucci Matisse bed in progress.
Meet Wild Thing. He stands over 5 feet tall and is a well loved, much visited, permanent fixture at Dr. Frank Barone's beautiful office in Toledo, OH. While waiting to see Frank , you can watch the flat screen which simulates an aquarium with salt water fish and coral, sip on green tea while reading the latest publications on heath, beauty, and wellness, or close your eyes in the dimly lit waiting room and enjoy aromatherapy and soothing music.
Or... you can spend some time with Wild Thing!
When Frank asked me to take Wild Thing home and give him a "make-over", I agreed thinking this would be a lot of fun, a deviation from my normal Smucci routine, and relatively easy. Well, it was alot of fun and definitely a break from my routine, but in no way was this easy!!!
Wild Thing does not bend! Expecting that his legs would move just a smidge, I thought I'd plop him onto the front passenger seat of my truck. Just imagine the scene...
with the seat all the way back and reclined, WT fit with his body angled and his head falling repeatedly towards me all the way home.
At some point I just gave up and let him flop onto my shoulder. No, really, my vision wasn't obstructed at all! I couldn't see through my tears! I was laughing so hard... what the heck, Frank!!
So, finally we arrive. I force Wild Thing out of the truck and carry him through the front door and into my kitchen, where he stood for the next week while I worked on his image makeover.... Ah Hah! I would turn him into "Lawn Man"!!! Tractor Supply, here I come! All my favorite things!
During the week long transformation, I had to pin, prod, and push so things would remain where I put them. Wild Things white & black saddle shoes are permanently attached to his feet (or legs, he has no feet, just lots of
concrete inside the shoes!) A big pair of John Deere garden boots had to be cut in half and reassembled with staples and tape.
in evolution... evolving... evolved!
my dogs growled at Wild Thing during the entire week. My son and I jumped every time we walked into the kitchen. But we are looking forward to having him back for his next re-do!
hmmmm, I think perhaps an Italian artist would be great. Leonardo, a canvas of Mona Lisa... in progress, a drop cloth splattered with paint.
Kinda like Frank and his incredible talent, artistry, and commitment in assisting so many as they continue to evolv.
I know, I haven't been blogging... because ever since I committed to a massive Smucci PR campaign I have been inundated with interest and requests.
ChicExecs from California is an internet based PR group of very enterprising and cutting edge woman who currently represent over 70 clients (including Smucci) who flood the media with explosive advertising. More on their ambitious efforts and retail products, Chic Buds, at a later date. I am participating in Pet Royalty Gift Baskets and am relaxing after a busy week of preparing and sending product to Drew Barrymore, Hillary Duff, Adam Sandler, Jake Gyllenthaal, and Hayden Panatierre. Yeah, really! I loaded my truck with newly designed and hand-made product with the talented assistance of Leigh Bodie, my fabulous seamstress, with "Bales of Smucci Hay" and piles of "Yellow Ginkgo Leaves" for the celebs!
For Drew Barrymore, the gorgeous yellow ginkgo box cushion! Photographed by my son, Jamie, model P-Nut the papillion sits on top of this splendid, hand-made Smucci cushion. The fabric is gorgeous, and the actual leaves from the ginkgo tree my mom and I planted in my backyard supplied us with the inspiration and the image!
When I pulled up to the UPS store in Lambertville, MI and unloaded 10 cushions, which were stuffed into 3 huge boxes shipped to California I must admit I questioned myself... but only for a moment. How lucky am I to have created my own company based upon my innate creativity and completely original product, and to be sending it to celebrities in California?!
The Smucci Bale of Hay for Adam Sandler and Jake Gyllenthaal, complete with "twine" gold rope to hold it together and a Smucci handle to carry it with ease... how fun!
I am in love with my next new product... "Sleeping on a Smucci Beach!" In my recent travels to trade shows in Lexington, KY at The Rolex Equestrian, Detroit Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, and Columbus Pet Expo, I have been asked repeatedly to design something for crates and larger dogs whose enormous weight and size presents a comfort challenge. Well, I did just that by using a special padding and wrapping it in my famous Smucci Beach fabric. VOILA! The dog that sleeps on a Smucci Beach will NOT feel the floor, and will be rocked to sleep in heavenly comfort! The Smucci Beach Mat is SO COOL!!!!!!!
My backyard, and all the natural elements that inspired me to create my fabrics! The ginkgo leaves from my tree, the sand and seashells from my beach, feathers from my 2 Macaws, and hay from the horse stable down the road... the beauty is all around us in the simplest of forms, and all we have to do is take a moment to notice.