Our Ingredients for Good are meant to inspire everyone - from local communities to like-minded people across the country. That's why, when we initially launched our Ingredients for Good project in 2012, we reached out to bloggers, designers, artists and creators of all stripes and invited them to show us what Ingredients for Good mean to them, both in their work and in relation to pets. The results were beautiful, inspiring and sometimes wonderfully unexpected. Here are just a few examples of what they created:
Photographer Ted Craig took to Instagram with a beautiful series called "Day With Dude," capturing the best moments of a typical day with his golden retriever, Dude. He also created an eye-popping series of dog portraits featuring his canine subjects' favorite toys.
Filmmaker Keith Hopkin first caught our eye as the creator of the popular "Dogs in Cars" series on Vimeo. We worked with him on a video project called "Pets in the City," built around revealing interviews with dog and cat owners living in his Brooklyn apartment building.
We first worked with Katie Kirk and her design studio, Eight Hour Day, on a set of pet-themed posters for the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival. She later helped our Facebook community celebrate the holiday season by designing interactive photo frames that users could customize and share.
Photographer Laura Lani embarked on seven "adventures" with her dog, Mowgli, and took a portrait to commemorate each one. Together, her colorful array of images illustrated how pets can be an inspiring part of anyone's creative life.
In 2013, we're continuing to partner with creators across the country to help bring our Ingredients for Good to life. We've also re-connected with photographer/storyteller Theron Humphrey for Why We Rescue, a multimedia project documenting unique pet adoption stories in all 50 states. You can follow his progress at WhyWeRescue.com.
What are your own Ingredients for Good? How do they fuel and inspire your everyday life? Join us on Facebook and share the ingredients that mean the most to you.