Friday, April 8, 2011

Owl Spoons


Hand painted wooden owl spoons by Hazel Terry, a Scottish artist. How freaking adorable!

Have a restful weekend! I'll see you on Monday.

Tom Frost: Stamps





The 'Birds of the British Isles' stamp collection by Tom Frost a Bristol based illsustrator. His retro inspired stamps include the barn owl, puffin and grey heron along side a pheasant, cockerel and grebe. Visit his online store - for individual prints and more goodies.

Terry Fan




Today, I am drawn to these quirky and whimsical illustrations by Terry Fan. I love them all, but I am especially awed by immense imagination in The Topiary Menagerie showing giant animal shaped topiaries being trimmed by the gardener.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sootcookie: Picnic Set




Sootcookie was started in 2009 by Tanya Laing, a graduate of the Michaelis School of Fine Art. The name "sootcookie" is derived from the Afrikaans word meaning “sweet biscuit.” The sootcookie's quirky range of ceramics include both unique ceramic sculptures like boxing gloves, paper airplanes and high top sneakers in gold detail and floral pattern, and functional pieces.

Their owl picnic set (aka Magies vol oogies toe)  includes ceramic paper plates, cups and "take away" tray. I think these are pretty cool!

Kathleen Lolley: Pillows



Kathleen Lolley's silk screened horned owl pillows. Available in four different color combinations in her online store on etsy.

Blogged about her art work before here.

Meri Meri: Owl Stationery Set


I adore this owl stationery set by Meri Meri. The cute sleepy owl box holds 24 notecards in 4 beautiful designs and matching envelopes. You have the option of getting the cards personalized with your choice of font!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Joshua Yeldham






Joshua Yeldham is a mixed media artist born and living in Sydney, Australia. He finished Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design, USA. His work has lot of detail and drawn with a deep spiritual connection with his surroundings. The owls is a symbol of both good and evil in his work.

"The owl is a recurring image in Yeldham’s work, so much so that it has come to almost act as a metaphor for the artist, or even perhaps the ghost that haunts him. Known in mythology for their wisdom and ability to be both virtuous and predatory, owls play a distinct and multifaceted role in Yeldham’s unique visual language."

He has done several solo exhibitions and has won many awards for his work including the Wynne, Mosman and Sulman art prizes.

Laura Kate

Laura Kate is a freelance illustrator who graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with degree in Graphic Arts. Her owl ceramics show intricate designs and patterns in beautiful vibrant colors. I adore the fun and amazing animal characters in her artwork playing music instruments and riding on their cycles. 

Lisa Manuels

These animal transfers by Lisa Manuels are great for transferring on fabric for making pillow, tote or a graphic tee for kids. The set includes five colorful animal transfers - the colored fox, the red fox, the yellow lion, the purple hare and the owl with legs, and a tutorial on how to iron them on fabric. Also available as postcards.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Doodle Land: Hand-Burnt Wooden Brooches

Flora Chang's hand-burnt wooden brooches are the newest addition to her online store - Happy Doodle Land. These charming brooches are available in 20 different designs including girl, bird, cat, dog and owl. Each one is unique as every brooch is burnt free-hand into the wood by the artist herself. Grab'em at her store, there are going fast!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Owl Lamp at Maison Moschino

Maison Moschino Hotel in Milan, Italy features rooms named like "Little Red Riding Hood", "Sleeping in a Ballgown", "Alice's Room" and "Life is a Bed of Roses". Each luxury room features whimsical and surreal elements like cupcake shaped pillows, bed of roses, Cindrella gown as a bed board and candy chandelier. But, my favorite is "The Forest" (not that I have been there) the very idea of a room decorated with bed shaped as trees and an owl bedside lamp which takes my breathaway. The owl lamp with those intricate feathers detail has to be the reason people like to sleep in "The Forest", at least I would. Too bad, it's not for sale.


Visit Accessorize online (UK and USA) for amazing owl purse, notebooks, wallet, owl shaped coin purse, magnets, tote, iPhone case, stacking boxes, back pack and more.