Friday, April 22, 2011
Have you seen these owl scissors by Sublime Stitching? I am not a needleworker but if I were then I would have bought these in a heartbeat. May be, I'll anyway.
Labels: Mixed Bag ·
Thursday, April 21, 2011
If you one of those people who likes to make things with their hands then you are going to love Eri's blog - Llevo el invierno. She has lots of patterns and interesting DIYs with easy to follow instructions in both English and Spanish.
She made this amazing owl dress for her daughter for Halloween. I think with different colors of fabric it will make a great summer dress. Click here for detailed instructions on how to make this dress.
Labels: Vintage ·
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Mandy Lynne shared these beautiful photographs on her blog of Clay's third birthday party. It would be an understatement to say that she did an awesome job styling this Woodland themed party. The color scheme of reds, greens and browns is just perfect!
The cupcakes are so cute! I love the detailing of tiny blades of grass on them.
How adorable is that tablecloth with an embroidered sleeping owl applique!
Labels: Birthdays + Weddings ·
Labels: Bags ·
Labels: Toys ·
Celebrating its 160th anniversary, Hong Kong department store Lane Crawford invited eight well-known designers, including Italian designer Barnaba Fornasetti, to redesign the Chinese ming style chair for a recent exhibition at IFC mall. This gorgeous chair was his genius take. If I could get my hands on it, I would be very happy! I would pretend to be a queen (of the owl-land, may be?) who owns this master piece and promises to give this chair a very special spot in my humble study. If only it was mine. Would you want this?
Back to the chair. The LC Insider on Fornasetti's one-of-a-kind piece -"Applying Fornasetti’s neoclassical, collaged, and surreal style to the Ming Chair, the design blurs the line between classics and modern art, and at the same time, highlights the essence of both the Chinese and Western cultures. The distinctive and unique shape of the Ming Chair allows Fornasetti to get creative with lavish whimsical imagery, such as owls perch on the seat-back, a pair of buttocks cheekily rest on the seat, a sun radiates on the back, and butterflies all over the chair. The application of the meticulous trompe l’oeil technique further animates the chair to create a new identity, transforming something that belongs to a different culture into “something Fornasetti” without conflict."
Another beauty that I found by Barnaba is this custom made piano. I can't stop wondering who bought this gem? But who ever owns it is surely having good times with that owl while they play their favorite notes.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
|The owl harpist|
|Three lazy owls|
|Owls on the prowl|
|Owls on the watch|
|Owls wearing outfits|
Lately I have been obsessing over paper dolls. While my latest search on owl paper doll I found this store - Paper Thin Saga - dedicated to amazing paper doll kits. "Walk into the Night" paper doll kit features owl in human body, stars and moon (with an option to buy backgrounds separately!) for you to cut and assemble to make a magical night scene.