Alex Proba Unleashes ProbaPaws for Your Favorite Pets

ProbaPaws was created by Alex Proba, of ProbaHome, and her dog, Sam, in their Portland, Oregon studio. The wearables and accessories are true to Proba’s unique design style while taking into account Sam’s love of utility and fun – like a true parent used to compromising. They collaborated with some other talented makers/pet lovers to add to the new collection: Blink, Sophie Lou Jacobsen, and Marrow Fine. Bonus: several of the pieces are as much for you to use as they are your pup, making everyone just a little bit happier at the end of the day.

a husky and greyhound wearing bandanas lounge on colorful pillows and blankets

Alex’s signature colorful textiles make up much of ProbPaws with two dog bed styles, two blankets, three rugs, eight bandanas, and a toy. All of the products are handmade from sustainable materials, so you can feel good knowing you’re pampering your pooch with the best.

dog wearing a bandana sitting on colorful pillows and blankets

small black and brown dog sits atop three colorful stacked dog beds that are flower-shaped

two dogs wearing bandanas look through a slide glass door

greyhound laying on a colorful rug with an abstract shaped dog toy

two abstract shaped dog toys on a colorful rug

dog laying on a colorful rug with an abstract shaped dog toy

a dog laying on a colorful square dog bed in the sun

colorful dog bed and rugs

two dogs on a colorful square dog bed in the sun

greyhound laying on a colorful rug wearing a bandana

two dogs surrounded by dog beds, rugs, and blankets lay on the ground and in a hammock outdoors

dog wearing a colorful bandana and drinking from an amber colored glass bowl

Using the wavy glass effect she’s known for, Sophie Lou Jacobsen designed a bowl that can be put to work for your pet’s food and water. It can also be used by you. Better still, get a matching set that can be enjoyed while eating meals together! Choose from three color options – lavender, teal, and amber.

three colored glass bowls

three dogs wearing colorful bandanas staring at the camera

brown dog wearing a colorful bandana, purple color, and brass name tag

Blink added to the series with two styles of dog tags: Ear and Paw. Each are crafted from hand-cast glass in Japan, and can be personalized with your pet’s name and your phone number. Or you can choose to wear it as a charm yourself, with or without text. (This is definitely on my dog’s wish list! Or maybe mine for her.) Really dedicated pet parents can opt for the limited-edition Play Thing enamel pendant in green or lavender for themselves.

a colorful bandana, purple color, and brass name tag

a colorful bandana, leather color, and brass name tag

two pendant necklaces on a colorful rug

person wearing a pendant necklace

To learn more about ProbaPaws, visit

Photography by Parker Fitzgerald.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.

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