Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays + Cupcakes!

Claire of French For Cupcake made these holiday cupcakes for the Most Wanted Yule-Blog Bake challenge and won! (no surprise, right?). She decorated the peppermint and chocolate flavored cupcakes with handmade Christmas tree, reindeer, candy cane, snowflakes and owl crafted out of fondant, food coloring and edible glitter. Just like Claire, I love glitter too! I agree it's so very Christmas-y! With this, I wish you and yours a very sweet and fun filled holidays and thank you for your support this year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Woodland Trays By Darling Clementine

Remember the Woodland series of cards by Darling Clementine? Now, they have The Woodland Tray collection in four lovely folk-inspired designs - Florence The Fox, Goldfinch Forest, Flora's Field and Owl's House. The trays are handmade in Sweden from Scandinavian Birch veneer in perfect color scheme. I want them all!

Matt Sewell

Matt Sewell is an artist and illustrator who loves to draw birds. He even started a new website Spotting and Jotting dedicated to birds related products by artists all over the world. He made these purple "Cosmic Owls" for his show with Aeon at Per Square Metre in Melbourne. I adore his work, a delight for eyes to behold. His prints are sold on his website.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Owl Mugs And Teapot

I can't take credit for discovering this cute owl tea set, as Bhavna recently sent me a link to this tea pot and mugs in mail. Isn't it perfect to enjoy afternoon tea?
{available at Viva Terra}

Monika Petersen

I am loving these simple drawings by Monika Petersen. She finishes her each piece with colors and hatchings, which makes every single drawing an original. Her artwork is available for purchase on Stilleben, they ship worldwide.

Her owl was featured in Scandinavian magazine RUM.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Marga Marina

Marga Marina is a brand owned by Tine Pagenberg an illustrator living in Germany. She makes rubber stamps, pillows, brooches, postcards and tees. I am particularly in love with the Nachteule stamp set which consists of total of 5 stamps - moth, feather, Moon, stars and owl. She has online stores on Etsy (currently closed) and DaWanda. In the process of tarnslating her website, I learnt a few words in German. Want to learn with me? "Viel Glück" means good luck, "Alles Liebe" means all is love and "Nachteule" means night owl. Did I translate correctly?

"Awesome Owls" For Target

David Roos is so kind to email me about the latest collection "Awesome Owls" he designed for Target. The entire set can also be purchased online at amazon.
1. Shower curtain
2. Bath rug
3. Toothbrush holder and towel set (not shown)
4. Soap dish
5. Wastebasket
6. Lotion pump
7. Tissue box
8. Shower hooks

Ricardo Cavolo

I heart these drawings by Ricardo Cavolo a Madrilenian illustrator and a tattoo artist. These illustrations are from his latest series titled "Roots: A walk in the woods" featuring owl in the crown.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sandra Isakkson For Skip Hop

I first read about Treetop Friends Toy collection in October when Sandra Isakkson posted about her collaboration with Skip Hop to bring you an exclusive range of toys and bedding for kids. The collection features owls, leaves and birds include the bright colored stroller toys, activity book, mobile and activity gym to keep little ones entertained. Available on their website and amazon.
{Note:The nursery range is expected in the next couple of months.}

La Casita De Wendy

La Casita De Wendy is a team of two designers Inés and Iván from Madrid. They started designing clothes nine years ago and now has become one of the most popular fashion brands in Europe. Their collection is sold internationally including Barneys in New York, Suite in Barcelona and Fenwick in London. I love this oversize cotton t-shirt with a beautiful owl print. The t-shirt is available in two colors here.

Oprah In Owl Pajamas!

Did you see Oprah wearing owl pajamas to her camping trip? (If you missed it, you can watch a short video here.) Oprah wore these pajamas by Piggy Pajamas in part II of the Yosemite Adventure and also put it on her list of favorite things in 2010 in December issue of  The Oprah Magazine.

Picture from her camping trip
Oprah loves the owl pajamas set: "These pajamas are so snuggly, you'll never want to get dressed again. I sent a pair to J.K. Rowling on the off chance that she's running low on owl memorabilia."

The set is for $85, but if you use code: OPRAH it will cost you only $68! I wish, I knew about these PJs sooner to put them on my holiday wish-list.

Christmas Gift Tags By Kelly Medina

Kelly Medina emailed me this adorable set of Christmas gift tags that she designed and illustrated and are free! These charming owls in scarves and hats are perfect for adding a personal touch to all your Christmas packages. Simply download, print and start decorating! Click here to visit Kelly's blog and to download the PDF.