Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Weekend + Collection: Red, White & Blue

I shall end this week with this collection of red, white and blue to celebrate the 4th of July. Wishing you a great weekend of friends, watermelons, popsicles, parades and fireworks!

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{Helen Dardik}

Helen Dardik is one of my favorite illustrators, and I can't seem to have enough of her lovely pattern designs.

A Round Family

I'm not a big fan of figurines, but this owl family is so adorable. These little round guys with pointy noses, spiked hair and big eyes will look perfect on a bookshelf. The family is designed and made of porcelain stoneware in Italy.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Keds Shoes

Keds is popular for making casual shoes with fun prints. These are perfect if you are going for an easy, comfortable summer look. I can see myself wearing these sneakers everyday! What do you prefer as your summer wear - sneakers or sandals?

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Kenojuak Ashevak

Grand Entrance

Young Owl

Enchanted Owl

Owl’s Bouquet


Observant Owl

Vigilant Owl

Kenojuak Ashevak's was Canada's one of the most well-known and acclaimed inuit artists. Her work can instantly be recognized by bold shapes, bright colors and brilliant compostion. She did several drawings for Canadian stamps and coins and her "Enchanted Owl" was adorned on a six-cent Canadian postage stamp in 1970. Amongst many other honors she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. More pieces can be viewed at Burdick Gallery.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Owl Ring

When I am across this gorgeous dome owl ring by Juicy Couture at this blog, my heart jumped out of my chest. Unfortunately, I soon discovered it was sold out online. My search continues...

Monaluna: Circa 50 for Birch Fabrics

Circa 50 is a fun and cheerful range of 100% organic cotton fabric designed by Monaluna for Birch Fabrics. The collection inspired by mid-century modernism consists of 12 prints features playful graphics of chairs, cars, birds, houses, owls and more. The entire range can be viewed here.

Cognoscenti Coffee

Cognoscenti Coffee is a pop-up coffee bar in Eagle Rock, California owned by Yeekai Lim who designed the entire place and the logo featuring an owl with glasses. How cool! I have never been there myself but it seems like a wonderful coffee shop with warm ambiance and great coffee! Have you ever heard or had the opportunity to go to this cafe? How was your experience?

Cognocenti Coffee
5110 Townsend Ave
Eagle Rock, CA

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Audrey Kawasaki

Audrey Kawasaki's paintings are just gorgeous! Her every piece is done on wood grain which creates a wonderful contrast with dark oil colors. Her style is both feminine and sensual, and the execution is flawless.

Petit Collage: Notecards

Petit Collage create beautiful and adorable stationery. I often stop by their online store to see what's new and on my every visit there is something that catches my attention. This time these cards were noticed by a reader of My Owl barn. Thanks, Little Owlette!

Patch NYC

The new collection of scented candles by Patch NYC created in collaboration with Soap and Paper Factory. These candles with "five distinct scents [are] inspired by the imagery of Don’s artwork" are beautiful with a vintage feel. Each candle comes in a gorgeous box adorned with gold frame and different art: skull, pipe, fedora, Whale and Owl.

Delicious scents from the top left:

Owl - sandalwood, tobacco, and vetiver.
Pipe - Vanilla, bourbon, cognac, tobacco, and patchouli.
Fedora - Citrus, vetiver, nutmeg, patchouli.
Whale - Orange, patchouli, basil, and jasmine.
Skull - Black, anise, basil, and citrus.

Monday, June 28, 2010


Lovely porcelain goodies by KG + AB. They will be exhibiting at Renegade Craft Fair on July 31 & August 1, San Francisco, California.


I love these adorable animal-shaped clutches by TsuruBride. These are perfect to carry with you while you are on a shopping trip or to a casual evening party. The artist has a plan to spread the cuteness around. She shares: "My evil plan consists of an abundance of cuteness. With each creation I melt more and more hearts, until eventually, all that left is warm, mushy feelings..." Oh, my heart is surely melted by these cute creatures. Did yours?

Graça Brohm: Paper Cut

Graça Brohm is a paper cut artist from Holland. His pieces are simple and mostly inspired by nature and animals. Notice shadow in his pieces that add extra depth and make each piece even more striking. What do you think of his style?