Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Father's Day + Free Printables

Download Father's Day Owl Gift Warp Black & White from here.
Download Father's Day Owl Gift Warp Light from here.
Download Father's Day Owl Gift Warp Dark from here.

I don't know what it is about this mustache trend, but I think it is super cute! With Father's  Day only a day way, I created three Father's Day owl gift wraps that you can print and download for free! Won't these mustached owls will make a perfect masculine and fun wrapping paper to wrap the gift in for your dad? Which one is your favorite? What are your plans for tomorrow? Happy Father's day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sukie: New Products

I have blogged about Sukie earlier, here. They have just launched a range of new products designed by Brighton based designers Darrell and Julia Gibbs. The paper goods collection includes a box of 30 postcards (15 designs), a set of 32 screen printed gift tags, button factory and notebooks. You can find the products here and here.

Have a great weekend! I'll see you back here on Monday.

P.S. Don't forget to enter the Shabby Apple $75 gift card giveaway.

Zim and Zou: Paper Sculptures

Zim and Zou is a graphic design studio based in Nancy, France. It's a team of graphic designers Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann who completed a BTS in Visual Communication before joining forces and offer their expertise. They work in different areas such as paper sculptures, installations, graphic design and illustration.

I am amazed by their extraordinary and intricate paper sculptures created using only high quality paper, knife and glue. When I saw the top image, the first word that came to my mind was 'owl'. It's a beautiful paper sculpture titled "Chef Mask" but to me it also appears as an owl face. Does it to you too?

Their birds are the most delicate paper birds that I have seen in a long time. Love'em!

DIY: Ollie the Owl Crochet Pattern

If you crochet then today's DIY project is for you. Follow Michele Wilcox's instructions at Red Heart, which you can also print, to make your own Ollie the Owl. The finished owl measures 9" tall, feel free to crochet the little guy in any colors your heart desires!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Klaus Haapaniemi + Isetan

Klaus Haapaniemi is one of my favorite artists. When I discovered his incredible work created for a window display and a collection last year for a Japanese brand, I knew I had to share it with you. 

Isetan Japanese department store collaborated with Finnish designer Klaus Haapaniemi to create beautiful and mystical world for a Christmas campaign 2011. The forest theme of the collection featured animals in black with specks of colors on a light background. The same theme continued on the products including cushion, sleepers, pencil pouch, umbrella, bag, mugs and more! The products are no longer available online but they are totally worth a feature :)

P.S. Have you entered the Shabby Apple $75 gift card giveaway yet? If not then follow this link.

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Coral and Tusk: Pillows

The new range of handmade and embroidered cushions designed by Stephanie Housley of Coral & Tusk. The Native American inspired cushions feature animal portraits with arrows and feathers. The owl represents unity amongst the feathered legion by wearing feathers across all flocks.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kikkerland: Owlet Kitchen Timer

Remember this owl kitchen timer? Now, Kikkerland has launched the 'Owlet' retro kitchen timer in yellow, blue and red.

Birorobot: Prints

BiroRobot is a UK based design studio founded by two sisters and independently successful illustrators, Lisa and Elena Gomez. The Surrey based brand produces bespoke wall illustrations and limited edition hand pulled prints which can be found on their online shop here.

Pony & Smith

Pony & Smith offer delightful hand crafted paper goods including notebooks, stickers, bookmarks and calendars featuring forest animals like beaver, hamster, bear and owl. You can find their products online here and here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Giveaway: Shabby Apple $75 Gift Card

Today's awesome giveaway is by Shabby Apple, a vintage inspired online clothing store. Shabby Apple was started because they saw a need in women’s fashion that was not being met. A need to make women feel feminine and beautiful for what they wear, not what they bare. They started with flirty, stylish dresses a woman can wear just as comfortably in the office, at a family dinner, or on a date. Shabby Apple is a fashion company for women, by women, and of women. Over the years, their range has widened and they now offer dresses, accessories, jewelry, bags, shoes and more!

Shabby Apple have generously offered a $75 gift card to one lucky winner from My Owl Barn readers.

To enter the giveaway:

- You must be a follower of My Owl Barn (click here to follow My Owl Barn). Leave a comment letting me know that you are a follower.

- Like Shabby Apple on Facebook. Leave a separate comment letting me know that you did.

- Visit Shabby Apple website and pick out your favorite item. Come back and leave a separate comment telling me what do you love.

I'll announce the winner sometime on June 20th!

All My Owl Barn readers get 10% off any order with the coupon code myowlbarn10off which will be valid till June 21st!

Update: AmyLnn is our winner. Congratulations! 

Note: You must have a USA shipping address in order to participate in the giveaway.

Owlsome Deal: Owl Necklace 23% Off

Regular price: 
Owlsome deal price: $27

Magdalena Kościańska is an artist based in Dolnoslaskie, Poland. I am thrilled to announce that Magdalena has offered four of her unique hand-painted owl necklaces at 23% off to My Owl Barn readers for a limited time. The necklace will make a great gift for an owl-lover or anyone who appreciates art. To get the necklace at the special price, first choose the necklace from the drop-down box and click 'Add to Cart' button below!

Click the Add to Cart button below to buy:
Choose A,B, C or D necklace:

This deal is only available till 06/19/2012 5:15AM MST 
The deal can end earlier, if the product gets sold out.

Forrest upcycled necklace is hand-painted by the artist, and made with old bag and paper. The necklace is an effect of collaboration with Rojo-Verde hand made jewelry (ropes). Every owl is different so there's no possibility that anybody can have the same necklace as you do. 

Not so fine print: 

- Once you click on the checkout button in cart, you will be directed to the PayPal payment page to make the payment to the seller. You can pay with your PayPal account, or with your credit/debit card.

- You will also be asked to provide your shipping address on the PayPal payment page.

- If you are seeing "This product is out of stock" message after clicking the "Add to Cart" button, that means that the deal has ended due to deadline being reached or the item being sold out.

- This Owlsome Deal is available to all the international readers.

- If you have any pre-purchase enquiries or questions about your purchase. Please email at

Order realisation time:  max three working days since payment will appear on my account.

- Return policy. The seller does not accept returns. Please make sure you have read the product description carefully before you make the purchase. Shipments are carefully protected so damage during transport also can't be a basis for complaint.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Lara Collins

Lara Collins is a self-taught artist and designer living in Fredericksburg, Texas. Lara's work is influenced by the work of her grandmother, handbag designer Enid Collins and her father. Her designs, color palettes and shapes have charming vintage feel. Visit her store for printed owl pillows, jewelry and prints.

Beutron Buttons

I love the vintage Beutron buttons' packaging.

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Billy Sprague


Drawings by Billy Sprague