Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Weekend + Collection: Photos

I am constantly surprised and amazed by the amount of talent on Flickr and We Heart It, and thought what would be more wonderful way to wrap up for this week than featuring some of the lovely photos that inspired me and hopefully inspire you! Have a great weekend!

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Paper Wonderland: Michelle Romo

I adore Michelle Romo's fun, quirky designs, and had featured her bags from Crowded Teeth here. So when I found out about her new book - Paper Wonderland, I had to buy it for myself! The book is completely illustrated by Michelle's lovely patterns and"32 terribly cute toys ready to cut, fold & build" templates on various themes like jungle, ocean, city, people, owls and more. If you like working with paper then you will certainly love this book. I have picked out few of my favorite pages from the book to share here. More of the book's content can be viewed here at amazon.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Su Blackwell: Paper Sculptures

Amazing book cut sculptures by Su Blackwell, a London based art director. She creates stunning sculptures cut out of ordinary books where fairytale creatures, butterflies and birds are bring to life. You may not able to read them, but these pieces will leave you in awe at every glimpse.

"I often work within the realm of fairy-tales and folk-lore. I began making a series of book-sculpture, cutting-out images from old books to create three-dimensional diorama’s, and displaying them inside wooden boxes."

Her work left be amazed and curious to know how she create these delicate and intricate artwork out of old books. So, I searched some more and found this video showing her in action. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Cart Before The Horse: Dylan and Jo

Dylan and Jo Of The Cart Before The Horse are the creators of these stunning out of this world dolls. Their one-of-a-kind pieces are inspired by contemporary folk art and entirely hand painted.

"All the dolls are made of quilter's muslin that has been painted and sanded, then painted and sanded again, giving the fabric a rich patina that feels like old leather."

They have been featured in number of crafts' magazines and were recently on the front page of Etsy, inspiring many of us. Visit their blog for current updates and generous giveaways!

Ask Alice: Stationery

Ask Alice is an Australian brand of "eco-loving, tree hugging" stationery. All the products are produced from 100% recycled paper, printed in vegetable ink and designed locally in Melbourne.

It seems like I have a crush on these adorable notebooks!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I'm loving these beautiful hand painted ceramics by LoucheLab. How wonderful to enjoy a morning tea in that adorable owl saucer and cup!

Anne Lemanski

Anne Lemanski uses only thread and paper on copper wired frame to create these mighty animal and bird sculptures. The artist says: "My work is inspired by current issues such as man vs. nature and politics."

Anne currently resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina where she is working on building a studio constructed from recycled shipping containers.

Her upcoming solo exhibit to be held in May-September, 2010, at the Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC. For more information on the show visit here website.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Maddy of Marolsha is a jewelry designer who creates vintage inspired jewelry out of her home studio that she shares with her husband. She started creating jewelry out of her own love for jewelry and want of wearing something different from what the stores sell.

I'm smitten with this antiqued three dimensional owl pendant with lovely details on both back and front.


A hearty dose of brightness on a Monday morning.

Isn't that owl vase just stunning!

Thanks Joy!

United Thread

The artist of United Thread is a painter and art history major based out of Salem, Massachusetts. She is a private gardener and a freelance illustrator who finds her inspiration in nature and patterns. She especially enjoys working with birds "because of the endless possibilities [she] can come up with for their coats!"

I adore these watercolor paintings that include lines and patterns to emphasize the texture of her birds and other art subject. I have my eyes set on first owl and the fourth print of animals gathered around the water hole.