Friday, August 31, 2012

Critter Faces Umbrellas

How fun are these critter umbrellas! Is it raining in your part of the world? It's been cloudy here all week long and we are expecting some rain this weekend.

Have a fun weekend! See you all back on Monday.


DIY: Floral Owl Clock

Melanie from Artzy Creations made this cute and whimsical floral print owl clock for her daughter's room and shared the tutorial on her blog. For the materials and complete instructions on the project go here.

Freebie: Owl Cross Stitch Pattern

I came across this lovely owl cross stitch pattern by Amy Adams that can be downloaded for free. These charts can be followed to make cross stitch pendants or for a small projects. To download owl chart click here, there is fox pattern too!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Louise Tiler: Wallpaper

Louise Tiler is a surface pattern designer who graduated with a first class honours degree in printed textiles from Leeds college of Art. After working as a freelancer for a couple of years, she now creates her own range of interiors and wallpapers. 

Louise has received renowned national and international awards for her work. Louise was honored with Grand Prize Winner of Surtex Designext Competition in New York and won BDC New Designer of the Year. All the designs in the shown wallpaper collection are hand-drawn and hand-painted, and are "inspired by her passion for historical wallpapers and textile design."

You can purchase her wallpaper directly from her website. Also check out the cushions, lampshades and cards in the same designs, here.

By Nord

I recently discovered a Danish brand called By Nord. They offer a wide range of whimsical cushions, throws and accessories. The above shown cushions are from their 'Animal' series inspired by nature and animals. I want that owl pillow for my living room, and I can't stop awwing over that baby penguin. Which one do you like?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Crowded Teeth Bags and Wallet

Have you see the new owl products at Loungefly? The range includes Crowded Teeth Owl Wallet, owl tote and coin bag.

Also, check out the cute mini owl purse here.


Pantoufle: Owl Shoes

Pantoufle (french for shoes) by Cloakrooms of Fuller. Swooning! The slippers are made in Japan, and are available in four lovely colors. If you wish to buy, you can contact through their website.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rachael Ashe: Altered Book Art

Rachael Ashe is a visual, mixed-media and altered book artist currently living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She uses old books mostly found at second-hand stores as a material to create sculptural assemblage collage. Scissors, glue, gel medium, an xacto knife, and a bone folder knife are some of the basic tools she works with to create the amazing altered books.

The above shown books are from the 'owl series' that includes snowy owl, long-eared owl, horned owl, and barn owl. Artist says: "Owls are enjoyable subjects to work with because they have more expressive faces than the average bird."

You can see more of her pieces on here and watch the following video to get a sneak peek of her incredible work.

Owl Bank

Lately I have been unconsciously (just realized) collecting coin banks. Everytime time I visit a thrift store or a second-hand shop I find myself a piggy bank. When I saw this porcelain guy, I started to gravitate towards it too.

How cute is this owl piggy bank! They are available in three colors- black, green and red. I love the detailed pattern and gold detailing on it. A great gift for an owl lover or piggy bank collector :) 

Nathalie Lete: Owl Rug

If you have been reading my blog for awhile then you would know how much I admire Nathalie Lete's work. I am in love with this owl rug, perfect for bathroom, walkway or bedroom. 

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Dreamy Owl Party Dessert Table

Hostess featured this lovely Owl Love Dessert Table created by Gayle for her daughter's birthday. There are many inspirational ideas to be found in this post that you can use for your next owl themed party. If I have to pick just one favorite thing from this party then I'll choose the heart shaped face owl cake and cake pops (okay, that's two). I adore the dreaminess of the color palette of soft hues, and how cute is that paper owl pom pom, garland, owl ornaments tree and the cape. 

This party is a great inspiration for Valentine's Day too! So don't forget to bookmark this for later.