Friday, September 7, 2012

Collection: Celestino Piatti

I am sure the most of you have heard about Celestino Piatti or have seen his work on other websites. He was (1922-2007) a renonwned Swiss graphic artist, painter and popular of his children's books illustrations, blogged here. Piatti became the designer for Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag (DTV) designing a total of over 6,300 titles from 1961 until the mid 1990s. 

I was thrilled to find several more of his owl illustrations on this blog. The owl is a motif that runs through his entire work. As a messenger of good luck or misfortune, or as a symbol of wisdom. In 1992 Piatti told a magazine: "You can draw an owl a thousand times, and never find out its secret".

I have complied this post with his beautiful artworks. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together. 

Take care and have a great weekend!

DIY: Owl & The Pussycat Mural

Have you were thought of making a mural yourself? If you have then you are going to love this post. Vanessa loves to sew, design and paint, and is the author of this blog where she shares wonderful tutorials. I came across this amazing tutorial where this talented woman has shared a step by step tutorial on how to make your own - The owl and the pussycat - mural. For the entire tutorial and more information go to her blog. This is an awesome project to try for a kid's room or a nursery. Enjoy!

Freebie: Note Cards

Download these cute note cards to write a note to your loved ones. Click here to get them for free!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Modcloth: Owl Mug

I first saw this 'Owl Together Again' mug set at Modcloth but before I could post about it here they were all sold out (not surprised they are so cute!). I searched online for another seller and found out that this cute trio set is available at amazon. If you decide you need these little guys in your life, click here.

Brooke Woolley

Barn Owl by Brooke Woolley.

We Love Stitches: Christy Chua

Christy Chua is an artist based out of Singapore who loved art and craft ever since she was a little girl. She recently opened her online store called Welovestitches that offers adorable hand sewn one-of-a-kind plush toys, keychains and tons of kawaii owl accessories. How sweet is that owl with ponytails!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Meri Meri Harvest Owl at Sur La Table

Have you seen the new autumn inspired owl merchandise at  Sur La Table? The Meri Meri collection features gingham owls and fall leaves in seasonal colors on the following products:

Vintage Cracker Jack Prizes

I came across this charming set of vintage set of Cracker Jack Prizes from 1930s. The tin lithograph owl whistle will make a great addition for any collector or an owl lover. You can purchase the entire set (shown above) from here or the owl individually from here.

Kris Tate

Kris Tate is a graphic designer born in Guatemala currently living in Manchester. Her psychedelic illustrations are inspired by her love for forest animals - bears, wolves, tigers and owls, often combined with geometrical shapes and bold colors. 

Her work has been exhibited all around the world and is part of Urban Outfitters' Wall Art Gallery. You can find her illustrations in form of prints, on iPhone cases, cushions, cards and more. Available here and here.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pepe and Friends Ceramics by Camila Prada

Camila Prada is a ceramics designer who launched a new line of ceramics in collaboration with German ceramic manufacturer Rosenthal. The collection Pepe and Friends consists of super cute porcelain characters like Big Poppa, Lil Bubba (shown above) that especially caught my attention. Don't they look like owls you too? 

I couldn't resist sharing some other pieces from her. They are all so amazing, how do you choose which one do you like the most?

Her ceramics can be purchased directly from her website.