Friday, January 11, 2013

Handimals Hand Painting by Guido Daniele

I'd like to wrap up this week with Guido Daniele's awesome work.

Guido Daniele is a an artist who currently lives and works in Milan, Italy. He attended Brera artistic High School from 1964 to 1968 and graduated from Brera School of Arts with majors in sculpturing in 1972. He also worked in India while he studied at Tankas school in Dharamsala. In 1990, he started doing body painting as well as series of incredible animals painted on the human hand which he calls "handimals".

Isn't his work just exquisite! I am blow away by the intricacy and details in each of his paintings. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I did. You can find more of his work on his website. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend. See you back on Monday!

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DIY: Owl Sweater

I have been coveting this Burberry Prorsum owl cashmere sweater ever since I set my eyes on it. But I couldn't justify the price. It'll cost you a whopping $1200 to own this baby. But with this amazing diy by Cathy who seems to share my love for the sweater has created an amazing tutorial with step by step instructions on how to make your own owl sweater for fraction of the cost. For the entire tutorial and materials you'll need for the project go here.

Freebie: Harry Potter Party Invitation

Look what I found. I am a huge fan of Harry Potter's and was excited to find these printables that can be downloaded for free. If you are planning a Harry Potter themed party then these invitations will sure come in handy. Blue is not what you had in mind? No problem. You can change the color and add text on these invitations before you print'em! To download go here.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jonathan Adler: White and Gold

Jonathan Adler is well known for his quirky and fun ceramics. I visit his website now and then to check if he has designed any new owl products and I never get disappointed. There are so many new additions to his gorgeous owl collection and I have picked out few of my favorites to share here with you. I am swooning over that canister, vase, letter opener, everything!

More of his work that I blogged previously can be viewed here.

Jason Wu: Miss Wu Clutch

While browsing online today I came across these Jason Wu Miss Wu satin clutches. Have you seen them before? They are from Jason Wu's fall 2011 collection. How did I miss them? They are so gorgeous that they make my heart flutter.

Jennifer Davis Hand-Painted Paper Shooting Targets

Until I saw these super cool hand-painted shooting targets by Jennifer Davis, I always believed that nothing that's even remotely associated with guns could be beautiful. These brightly colored and carefully detailed creatures deserve to be framed and admired, not pierced with bullets! These targets can be purchased from her Etsy store in your choice of color and size starting at only $100! 

If you live in Texas then you can see some of her work in person at Gray Duck Gallery Austin, Texas. For more information on the exhibition and dates click here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Daniel Mackie: Little Owl

Daniel Mackie, an award winning illustrator from London, UK, did it again and created this stunning new 'Little Owl' that's available as a print in two different sizes. Available in his online store The DM Collection. Each of his painting is filled with intricate details and whimsy. To view more of his work go to his website.

I've blogged previously about his 'Great Grey Owl'.

Lemonni: Notebook + Wallpaper

Annie is a graphic designer who is currently living in Vancouver, BC. Her love for beautiful patterns and packaging inspired her to design her own patterns. She recently made some lovely owl sketches with retro feel which she later used on several of her products for her online store Lemonni including notebooks, tea towels and more.

The owl pattern is also available as wallpaper for your desktop, iPhone and iPad. Go here to download what you want for free.

The Land of Nod: Honey Bunny Bedding Collection

Honey Bunny bedding range by The Land of Nod features forest scene with cheerful woodland creatures in vibrant color palette of blue, red and green making it suitable for a boy's or girl's room. The range includes embroidered quilt, sham, sheet set, pillow cases, owl and mushroom shaped throw pillows. These items can be purchased individually or as a set from here.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

White Rabbit England: Owl Crockery Set

Owl crockery set by White Rabbit England is the sweetest collection that's sure to make every meal of your little one so much fun!

This whimsical set includes a plate, cup, egg cup and bowl in sturdy earthenware. It comes in a beautiful gift box which makes it a perfect baby shower gift. The set is available in two cute designs - owl and rabbit.

You can find matching night light and cushion I blogged about earlier.

Hillary Bird

'Owling' print in vibrant colors by San Francisco based artist Hillary Bird.

Owl Cashmere Scraf

This luxurious owl print cashmere scarf is both stylish and practical. It's prefect to pair with any ensemble to add a pop of personality while it keeps you warm. The scarf comes in two lovely colorways - soft grey and olive - by Lilac Coast. Available here.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev

Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev are Ukrainian sculptors and painters. They studied painting and drawing at Kharkiv college and graphics, art history and theory of art at Kharkov Art and Industry Institute. This talented duo creates amazing ceramic creatures and hand paints each one of them with intricate patterns and designs. To see more of their work to go their website and to get updates on their new pieces follow them on facebook.

January 2013 Desktop Wallpaper

Liz Ablashi is a surface designer and illustrator who happens to be 'a lover of owls'. Yay! She emailed me recently letting me know about this lovely January 2013 owls desktop wallpaper that she shared on her blog and is available for download for free! It's available in several sizes for desktop, ipad and iphone, so pick the one you want from here.

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had wonderful holidays with your loved ones and are well rested to start this brand new year with some great things in mind that you would like to accomplish. What's one thing that'll make you very happy in 2013?

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