Welcome back, Club Haus! Happy 2012!

I’ve been a fan of Jamie Shelman's snooty French chats (French for “cats”) for a while now, and I was so happy to see her Dancing Cat shop recently expand from prints to gift wrap and note cards. Featuring a range of endearingly postured animal characters, Shelman’s work captures these human-like creatures in a single moment of reaction to every day situations (e.g., The Startled Bather. See also: Movie Cats). While I’m not cool enough to roll with the Parisian Cyclist or Candy Cane Dance Troupe, the sugar rushed soda drinking chat is a one frame I’d like to hang with. 

- Maggie