Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Babies' Dreams Translated into Fabric Collection

Night Owls in grey

Night Owls in neutral metallic

Big Roar in neutral

Prickles in neutral

Tinies in neutral

Toys in grey

Sweet Dreams in white

Bunny Hill in grey

Maps in grey

"Sleep Tight" is an adorable fabric collection designed by Sarah Watts. The collection is inspired by what babies might dream about in their sleep. The whimsical fabric range features nocturnal animals like owls, unicorns and objects in two color palettes which are gender neutral. The designs "night owls", "big roar", "toys", "maps", "sweet dreams" and "bunny hill" are fun to make anything with that'll go well with the modern decor of your nursery. Available here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Stunning Collages by Maria Berrio

New York artist Maria Berrio creates collages using torn pieces of beautiful Japanese, Thai, Nepalese paper and images. Her work has mystical and dream-like quality that often features female figures and companion animals amidst densely patterned surroundings. Each piece is a result of her own thoughts and imagination, and influenced by her experiences. 

“A lot of my work is autobiographical…it could be about me, or my time in the world and how I am feeling or what I am imagining,” she says. “Of course, it also relates to other people and other things too, to imaginary beings, to ecology, to magical realism, to surrealism too, but at the same time [it] is always me.” via

She has participated in both groups and solo shows, and have showcased her work in art fairs in US, Korea, India and Colombia. She is currently represented by Praxis International Gallery, New York.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Embroidered Artworks by Louise Gardiner

Louise Gardiner is a contemporary artist who uses a unique combination of free sewing machine embroidery, paint, fabric, beads and threads to make colorful and textured artwork. Every piece is one-of-a-kind created with several hours of painstaking attention, creativity and spontaneity. Her work which is inspired by nature often has animal and bird drawings that are dressed in intricate stitches. 

She was honored with a scholarship by The London Embroiderers’ Guild for her embroidery and was also  selected for ‘Art of the Stitch,’ ‘ORIGIN’ and the ‘PFAFF’ Embroidery awards. She has exhibited internationally and has worked for both public and private clients. She has completed several large scale public commissions including ‘The Wacky Races’ for ‘The Gloucester Royal Children's Hospital’, an interactive project ‘Birds of Paradise,’ with the women’s’ ‘PICU’ Unit at Blackberry Hill, Bristol and a large embroidered Tumbleweed for The Royal Oldham Hospital. Her work is expanding into products like scarves, cushions and as prints that are available in her online shop.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Surreal Digital Artwork by Daria Petrilli

Daria Petrilli is an illustrator who studied at Istituto Europeo di Design Roma Rome, Italy. She writes, the surreal digital artwork is "​​for my personal joy, without bosses, and even publishers ... only for my pleasure." Her work depicts young ladies with ethereal beauty often in dresses from the past and curled hair. The characters seem to have a close friendly relationship with birds who are seen either perched on their shoulder or sitting around them. The artist shares about her fascination for birds - “To me they communicate a sense of primordial restlessness.”

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Greeks Gods on Packaging of Elo Soaps


Elo Soaps a range of olive oil body products is a refreshing take on an overused Greek ancient gods theme that's commonly seen on souvenirs and gifts in Greece. When Mike Karolos at Smirap Designs was approached to design something fresh and eye catching, he came up with amazing illustrations in his signature pop art style. The illustrations are designed with simple lines and geometric shapes, using bold color palette and patterns. 

"Also each god is accompanied by a characteristic element like lightning for Zeus, the owl for Athena, etc. Those elements were also blended in with each god as it was a part of them and not something separate" via.

The package design is very clean and simple with illustration on one side and ingredients listed on the right on a white background. The label tied onto the wrapped soap with colored yarn gives packaging a handmade feel and makes is to look like a gift, since these soaps are made for tourist gift shops. The unique packaging is sure to appeal to the tourist as well as the locals.