Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Oiva Toikka Glass Bird Collection

Stunning glass birds and owls by internationally renowned Finnish artist Oiva Toikka. Toikka has created more than 400 birds over the last fifty years. Each bird is individually mouth-blown, making each one unique work of art. The vivid colors of the birds come from the glass, not from paint. The birds are highly sort after among the private collectors all over the world. 

"Oiva Toikka explores the opportunities offered by glass, exploiting the renowned iittala skill with color, and the transparency and opacity of glass. There is great virtuosity in the way filigree and filigree tape have been used to depict the bird's plumage. In his birds, Oiva Toikka uses glass like a painter uses his palette." - All Modern.

He has won numerous awards, among them the Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal, World Glass Now 85 Award, Kaj Franck Design Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal. You can find more of his birds here and can find them in a store near you. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Love Mae Bamboo Dinnerware Collection

Peta O' Neill is the founder and designer behind the gorgeous products by Love Mae a brand based in Australia. They specialize in producing  fabric wall decals, wallpaper and bamboo dinnerware for kids and kid's at heart. 

The vintage inspired beautiful biodegradable dinner sets are fabulous and earth friendly. The dinnerware with melamine like finish come in 5 pieces, 4 pieces and 3 pieces. The designs that you can choose from vary from woodland animals, farm animals, forest animals to dinosaur.  Your little ones will love eating their meals off the adorable dinnerware that will also appeal to their conscious parents.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Delightfully Illustrated Notebooks

Good morning! I hope you all had a relaxing and restful weekend. Let's start the new week with some lovely notebooks by Mossery. Many of us have moved to taking notes on one or the other app on our very beloved iPads. But I still find that it's easier and quicker to write in a notebook. I do carry a notebook with me for taking notes when I am reading a book and to jot down my thoughts. Notebooks are essential to my stationery stash. These delightful notebooks are every writers dream. They feature fun characters such as "Sherlock Owl", "Amelia Bearhart", and "Rich Uncle Pennypug" in bright to soft color palette. 

“We believe in effortless sophistication, quiet confidence and living light— free from fuss and clutter— with just a little mischief thrown into the mix. So whether you'd rather roar or whisper, we hope to add a splash of color to your busy day”- from their etsy profile.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Graffiti That Glow!

Blackpool (Winters Garden) 

Hi friends, I shall wrap up for the weekend with these amazing graffiti artwork by the Swiss artist Fabian Florin also known as Bane. He paints large scale graffiti and murals with incredible detail. He often makes use of bold colors in his work and splash of color that turns into eye catching fluorescent like glow by night.

You can view more of his work here. He updates Instagram with his new work, if you like you can join him.

Blackpool (warm up)

Another view of Blackpool (warm up).

Schule in Athen

Untitled in Germany.

Ride the Wall

Untitled somewhere in Limassol.

Kids are the Future.


Another view of Lachenschulhaus.

Painted for Ayia Napa Street Art Festival.

Landi Jam in Egg

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Volpine Quirky Illustrated Scarves

These quirky illustrated and luxurious scarves are by Volpine a brand based in London. The scarves are in silk and illustrated by hand by Maria Sole Cortese who is also the founder of Volpine.

"Her unique style of illustration is inspired by a love of the slightly macabre, quirky and otherworldly coupled with a passion for victorian encaustic pattern."

The collection features four striking designs on an encaustic Victorian tile pattern printed with the brightest inks, enhancing the details of the illustration. Choose from owl, narwhal, sea horse and beetle from their online store here.