Patsy the Playful Pouf-Doodle

Stephen BARRASS (Photographer)

    Research output: Non-textual formDesign


    Stephen Barrass is a digital designer and media artist. Linda Davy is a furniture designer and ceramic artist. They seek out the unexpected where digital design and media art are crossed with craft and traditional fine arts. They collaborated in the creation of ZiZi the Affectionate Couch, which has been curated for many international exhibitions from 2003- 2009, and which now resides in the collection of the Museum of Old and New Art. Other works in this series of pet furniture and fashion include Pouffy the Breathing Pouf shown at Ambience Technology Arts in Sweden in 2011 and Fauxy the Fake Fur with Feelings, shown at Touch Too at UTS. Last year they collaborated on 22C which is a Ceramic vessel that stores warmth using a Phase Change Material.

    Patsy is designer pet furniture that provides both physical and emotional support. Poufdoodles have playful personalities and musical chairs is a favourite game, plus they are verbally expressive and love to yowl along to Karaoke. Cross breeding a poodle to create a ‘doodle’ provides the benefits of a non-shedding coat that reduces allergies. However the outcome of cross breeding is not guaranteed in terms of the characteristics that will appear. It is important to keep in mind that when selecting your doodle you should research both sides of the mix to consider the personality and physical traits that may be passed on. Like all such purchases it is also important to research the breeder and know where your doodle is coming from, and taking into consideration potential adoption or re-homing is also a good idea
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
    Media of outputOnline
    Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2016


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