By Gabrielle.

I’m not sure which feeling I like best: setting off on an adventure, or coming back home from one. Both fill up my inspiration tank to overflow, and yet both keep my head a little distracted from work! Everything I see or read reminds me of holiday and/or home, and then I’m back browsing my Instagram stream. Does this happen to you, too?

LaNola Stone‘s photographs of dogs in the pound near her home set me straight again. How sweet is this: she asked for the ones least likely to be adopted, and set about rebranding them, capturing their personalities and acknowledging their “edge.” All found families and homes. Brilliant design. Brilliant kindness.

Look! No mention of Venice at all! I’m back.

P.S. — The dogs of Venice. Sigh. I knew it wouldn’t last.