Friday, January 18, 2013

Colored Owl Drawings: John Pusateri


I shall end this week with these jaw-droppingly gorgeous drawings. Auckland-based artist John Pusateri draws series of near photo-realistic colored owls using pencils, charcoal and pastels. To view more of his incredible work check out his website

I wish you a fun-filled weekend. Take care of yourself and see you back on Monday!

Luna Light: Ceramic Tea Light Holders

Anna Perring is a ceramist based out of London, UK who handcrafts lovely ceramic tea lights that can be enjoyed all year round. Her collection of "playful pierced porcelain tea lights" are available in several designs like owl, bird, bunny, heart shaped pattern (which is perfect for someone special on Valentine's day that's just around the corner) and more. Each candle holder is clear and high fired to 1260 degrees so that the porcelain becomes translucent when lit from within and the throwing lines become visible, creating warm  light and whimsical atmosphere.

She explains [her work] as a balancing act between the head and the heart: 'My head wants a clutter free clear space to think in, my heart wants something softer and more fanciful and so the aim was to create unique ceramic lights for the design-aware individual... The patterns of light they scatter across a room have the quality of fairy lights (that I could never bear to take down after Christmas)."

Her products are shipped internationally. You can find more information and shipping rates on her website Luna Light.

Freebie: Owl and Mushroom Banner


Make your own owl and mushroom banner with this free printable from here. It'll go great with a woodland themed baby shower or birthday party. You can also print the sheet and cut around the little guys to use them from scrapbooking or decorate cards.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cookies by henteco

These cookies are made by a Japanese pastry shop called henteco. They are so adorable! They can not be ordered online but let's just say that magically I get my hands on them. How will I ever bring myself to eat one of these?

Hooked Owl and Other Animals

Mary Stanley is a textile artist who loves to create woodland folk art creatures out of fiber, fabric and recycled materials. I first came across her beautiful hooked owls and cats from her Flickr page.

Her work is inspired by her local surroundings in Santa Barbara, primitive folk art as well as contemporary art.

You can follow her blog Art Spirit to get updates on her new work and to see her more work go to her gallery on Flickr.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Donkey & Friends: DIY Lampshades






Donkey & Friends was started in 2012 by Maik Perfahl and Wolfgang List with an objective of creating unique objects at affordable cost. They designed a series of 3D paper models that can be simply cut, folded and glued together to make animals' heads to be used as lampshades, masks or decorative sculptures. The animal menagerie includes owl, donkey, fox, cat, rabbit, penguin and more. Each animal kit comes with a template rolled in a tube with a multi-lingual instruction manual.

The Muu Bear: Knitted Brooch

Unique handmade brooches by Anna of The Muu Bear. Her online store offers owls and birds that are made up of 100% wool (inside and outside), fabric, jute and wooden beads. These are available in more colors, see all of them here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mokkasin: Honeycomb Figurines


Honey comb figurines are designed by the talented illustrator Ingela P Arrhenius with OMM Design and sold at MokkasinEach one of these is adorable and perfect to be used to make paper garland, as a pop up card, decoration on a gift box, for DIY mobile project (like shown here) or mix them up to create a playful scene on a wall. These honeycombs are sold in sets, each with a unique combination of figurines. Find them all here.

Studio Orijin: Breadboard

How fun are these creative and functional animal shaped breadboard by Sebastian Dorst of Studio Orijin a brand based in Leipzig, Germany. There are three cute designs to choose from - owl, cat and frog. I'm having a hard time deciding which one do I like the most. Do you have a favorite?