Friday, September 14, 2012

Owl At Home by Arnold Lobel

Owl at Home (1975) is a children's picture book by Arnold Lobel an author and illustrator. The book consists of five delightful tales that will be loved by all ages. I don't own this book but after reading some of the reviews here, I am certainly considering. Some of the stories are silly, some are bitter-sweet and some that would be remembered forever. If you like giving books as gifts to the special little one in your life then get this one now from here for the holidays that are just around the corner.

Have a fun-filled weekend! Take care and see you back on Monday.

DIY: Two In One Owl Cake

Have you fancied making an owl cake but never found the tutorial simple enough to get encouraged? Well, I have found this tutorial on Leave Room For Dessert that comes with step by step instructions and so easy to follow directions that'll make you want to try this recipe. It's a perfect cake for a baby shower, birthday parties or even Halloween. For more details and the entire tutorial go here.

Freebies: Bookplates

Download these sweet printable bookplates for free from Urban Nest.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Donna Wilson's Fall Collection

The new fall collection by Donna Wilson is filled with cute owl and the pussycat print tumbler, napkin, melamine tray etc. To meet more creatures and order the products visit Donna's website.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Accessorize: Yenzi Owl Cross Body Bag

Yenzi owl cross body bag is a must-have bag for two reason (if not more). One, it's the cutest bag I have ever see and two, it's not leather! Available at Accessorize and yes, they ship to the US.

Coca Cola Kids Edition

I don't drink soft drinks at all and in my books sugary drinks for kids is a no, no. But as you know, I am a sucker for catchy design and innovative packaging. When I saw this fun concept of Coca-Cola kids edition at I was mesmerized by the animal motifs, colorful shapes on the light background and that pink cap! Adore it! Count me in for the bottle (yes, I collect bottles).

Coke - Kid’s concept by Shamil Ramazanov, a student at British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow designed this concept for Coca-Cola for kids, based on the now classic Coca-Cola aluminum bottle by Turner Duckworth.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Jonathan Adler Die-cut Notepad

Last month, I blogged about Jonathan Adler's stationery range. When I saw these die-cut animal shaped notepads, I knew I had to share. Cute! These notepads are functional and so much fun than regular sticky notes. Available in many shapes including owl, dog, poddle, elephant and more here and here.

Orla Kiely and People Tree: Owl Dress

British designer Orla Kiely and People Tree have partnered together to create this owl dress for this season. The retro inspired owl pattern, autumnal color way and flattering style makes this a perfect dress for an afternoon tea with girlfriends.

Kiyata: Wooden Owl Hanger

Kiyata is a Japanese brand that offers quirky and whimsical wooden products. I am not able to decide my favorite from the (shown above) lovely animal umbrellas, wooden owl hangers, brooches, clocks, bird shaped mirrors. Aren't they all just adorable?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Amy King: iPhone Cases

Amy King is a freelnace textile and surface designer based out of New York. Her adorable illustrations can be found on iphone cases at While you are there check out her more cute designs on stationery and as prints. 

The Owl and The Pussycat Wedding Inspiration


Ruffled featured this adorable wedding inspired from Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat" classic poem about an owl and a cat who fall in love. 

Amanda Johnson designed the wedding and shares: "This styled shoot was inspired by a vintage copy of the Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear (1871). The poem has an unlikely pairing: an owl and a cat. The owl serenades the cat, and she’s so entranced that they decide to run away and be married at once. What about a ring? Well, they borrow one from a friendly pig and are married by a turkey. Sure it’s a little “out there” but the core of the poem is about two souls finding each other even if they aren’t the perfect match." 

I love the color palette of tangerine, aqua and fuchsia that brings fresh and fun vibe to the wedding that pops even more against the Phoenix desert. Everything about this wedding warmed my heart - from the simplicity to the meaning that went behind all the lovely details. I am swooning over those 60s vintage owl and cat vases. Is there something that caught your attention?

If you wish to see more pictures and need more information on the wedding click here.