The houses aren't very big, but they're enough to give a dog some shelter and... a place to call home, temporarily, one hopes. The shanty town within the southern Brazilian city of Caxias do Sul, where the dog houses are located, is called a favela, like the shanty towns built for displaced persons in almost all of Brazil's large cities.
It just so happens that Roeland Otten is a graphic and media designer by trade, but his new ABChairs might just take his career on a new path. These sharp new san serif alphabet chairs looked like they're ready for icon-dom, literally, if not figuratively. The best news is that Otten wants to produce the ABChairs for the mass market!