08/28/14 The Snoopy Collection by Astier de Villatte
Though International Dog Day blew up on social media yesterday, it stands as one of the more pointless days of observance. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are reminders of how inattentive we’ve been to our parents but with all the love dogs get through the year, a day celebrating them is a tad superfluous.
Perhaps more significant is a remembrance of childhood pups. And while not all kids had pooches by their side, Snoopy was everyone’s dog. A high-flying, rooftop reigning aspiring novelist, he was one you definitely couldn’t keep a leash on. A canine character that spurred our imagination, if not accompanied us wherever it took us.
As a tribute to a character so enduring in pop culture, Parisian home accessories powerhouse Astier de Villatte created a white ceramic collection that’s as durable and delicate as our memories of childhood. Along with the equally adored Woodstock and Charlie Brown, Snoopy stands proudly or hangs as a handle on finely crafted dinnerware. Way to serve up nostalgia.