Friday, August 17, 2012

Collection: Posters

I have featured some vintage posters in the past, here. Today's post is dedicated to the posters I have collected from all around the internet to share here to appreciate the artwork in each one of them. I hope you enjoy them too!

Have a great weekend, my friends! I'll see you back on Monday.


DIY: Owl Sculpture

Download this template for free to make Blakiston's fish owl also known as "philosopher of the forest." 

A trivia fact: Blakiston's Fish Owl is Japan’s largest owl with a wingspan upto 72 inches. They are found exclusively in the central and eastern parts of Hokkaido

You can print the assembly instructions that comes with images to construct paper sculpture of the owl. Also check out this link for more goodies.

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Freebie: Poster

How would you like a free poster as today's freebie? You read it right. Free poster! Precious Sister has shared this adorable owl poster on their blog which you can download and print for free. This will make a great wall art for a kid's room or add a simple frame around it and you have an instant gift for a new born. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mister Finch

Mister Finch is a self-taught artist who lives in Leeds in Yorkshire, UK. He makes the most unusual textile insect and animal sculptures using recycled textile. The primary subject matter of his work is inspired by nature. He is fascinated by flowers, insects, owls and birds, as well as their extraordinary nests and behavior.

Artist's statement: "Most of my pieces use recycled materials, not only as an ethical statement, but I believe they add more authenticity and charm. A story sewn in, woven in. Velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become birds and beasts, looking for new owners and adventures to have."

If you want to take a break from your day and spend sometime in the magical world filled with creatures that seem to belong in a fairy tale world then you must visit Finch's gallery

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Guardians of Ga'Hoole: Owl Cookies

Rosina Huber made these super cute owl cookies inspired by the animated movie The Guardians of Ga'Hoole based on the book series by Kathryn Lasky. The tutorial has step by step instructions with images and simple materials which makes it easier for you to try out this recipe. These owl faces are perfect for birthday parties, baby showers and halloween, so bookmark this now for later.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mere Your Pathetique Light

Mere Your Pathetique Light gorgeous art print by Meme.

Sasaki Hitomi: Owl & Moon Necklace

Sasaki Hitomi is an artist and a jewelry designer born in Hiroshima. She gained Bachelor of Arts from the Department of the Belgian Royal Academy of Jewelry Arts in Antwerp, Belgium and now owns a studio in the village of Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo. I am head over heels in love with her jewelry especially this owl & moon necklace, saw on this website. Visit her lovely website to view or contact her if you'd like to make a purchase. 

Qatch: My Travel Toy

Qatch My Travel Toy make two-in-one toys that are perfect for your little ones to play with and for a cuddle at bedtime. These high quality play pillows are made of bamboo velour and organic cotton which keeps you cool when it is hot and gives you warmth when it is cold, making them ideal for babies and children. There are six huggable pet characters to choose from including owl, bear, elephant, dog, monkey and cat (not all of them are shown here). You can find the entire series here. They do ship internationally. 

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Monday, August 13, 2012

George Nelson Zoo Timers by Vitra

George Nelson was a well-known graphic designer who was born in 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut, studied architecture at Yale University. He worked as a Director of Design for the Herman Miller furniture company and designed some of the most iconic furniture of the 20th century. 

Zoo Timers was a series of children's clocks originally released in 1960s and re-released by Vitra. These clocks are silk-screened lacquered wood with metal hands and quartz movement. The colorful clocks inspired by animal kingdom are perfect for kids' room or to add a little whimsy to any room.

I picked out the above shown four designs Omar the owl, Elihu the elephant, Talulah the Toucan, Fernando the fish. Make sure you check out other fun designs here.

Elephantantrum: Gillian Shields

Elephantantrum is debut picture book by Cally Johnson-Isaacs written by Gillian Shields and published by Hodder Children's Books.

Cally studied illustration and graphic design, and since graduating she worked in the children's design industry. She spent six years as an in-house artist for Hallmark greeting-cards before she decided to be a freelance illustrator. Her long time dream to publish a children's book came true with her book Elephantantrum

The story goes like this: "Ellie has everything, but she wants more. She wants an elephant. And she won't eat or sleep or brush her hair until she gets one! But when she finally gets her wish, the elephant decides to teach Ellie a thing or two about manners!"

The front cover of the book will make you want to pick it up and take a peak inside. Cally sent me a few images from the book which has some lovely owl graphics. To learn more about the characters get yourself a copy now from here.