Friday, July 16, 2010

Charley Harper: Needlepoint Canvases

I have always admired Charley Harper's illustrations and have posed about them in the past here. So, when I saw some of his pieces transformed into needlepoint canvases, I knew I had to share about it with you all. These colorful embroidery kits are available at Purl Soho. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. Don't forget to enter the Birthday Giveaway, if you haven't already.

{images from here and here}

Urban Forest Project: Design For Good

I can't believe that I haven't read about Urban Forest Project before today. It all started in New York in 2006, so if you are from New York then you probably have heard about this project or have visited the exhibition of 185 banners at the Times Square. Ever since 2006 the project has grown and spread to major cities like San Francisco and Washington DC.

Just a peak at the project: The Urban Forest Project is a series of unprecedented outdoor exhibitions taking root in cities around the world. This unique environmental, public arts and educational initiative calls on artists, designers and students in each location to employ the idea or form of the tree to make a powerful visual statement on banners that are displayed throughout the community.

The tree is a metaphor for sustainability and, in that spirit the banners at the close of each exhibition are recycled into totebags and auctioned off to raise money for a local environmental and urban forestry initiatives. The program can easily be adapted to address a number of green, educational and creative initiatives in a variety of ways to shape a project that is unique and expressive of the local community.

These lovely banners were submitted by renowned designers for the exhibition and available for download here. To read more about this amazing effort and how can you be part of it, visit their website here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I am head over heels in love with this tee by Delias. A girl can never has too many graphic tees. Right?

Owl Egg Cozy Tutorial

I came across this wonderful owl egg cozy tutorial at Lucky Kate and couldn't resist posting about it. All the instructions are easy and clear, and have step-by-step photos. For instructions and to download the template click here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Poppy Tree Owl Slippers

This is the very first time that Karmen Sega has launched her gorgeous handcrafted slippers online. I am simply amazed by her attention to detail and flawless craftsmanship. She hand laces and cuts every piece before sewing it on the slipper. Her nature inspired products usually include butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, birds and owls. These slippers are available at her store in many women sizes in various colors and designs.

Coleman Kids: Packaging

How adorable is this camping kit! I love the packaging in fire colors and all the camping essentials packed in child size.

The concept and the fun illustrations are by Sutasinee C. Seitz. "The idea is to design this promotional piece to encourages family bonding through camping. The pieces are based on campfire activities, and are housed within a over size matchbox. The playful animal characters are created to relate to each camping gears. Owl...lantern, bear..eating s'mores, bird... harmonica and fire fox for fire starters."

{images via here}

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Collection: Birthday Cards

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bold Ideas

I am loving this bold idea by Bold Ideas. You must visit their store, you'll fall in love too.

Eak Design

Eak Design is a UK based design company, and partnership between Eleanor Stevenson and Kate Phillips. I love their bold and fun designs, specifically the sleeping owl which will cheer up the fireplace, bedroom or a kid's room. Kate and Eleanor are not only passionate about the design but also about the environment. Their prints are printed on 100% recycle paper and their textile on 100% organic, fairtrade cotton. Visit their website for the updates on their upcoming shows.

{images via here}